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The Ultimate Guide to Full Spanish Lesson Plans Online

I bet we can guess exactly how you prefer to spend your time outside of class: Not engaging in your latest hobby or catching up with a childhood friend. Not getting dinner with your significant other. And certainly not binge …

9 Fun Spanish Classroom Games for Effortless Learning

Is there any sight better than a classroom full of smiling students? Incorporating things your students love to do into language lessons will lead to effortless learning that may actually be—gasp—fun! Chances are, the vast majority of them, …

20+ Spanish Teaching Materials for Lesson Planning with Ease

You’ve been looking forward to this moment all day. School’s over—it’s time to throw aside the papers and textbooks for the evening. You’ve been daydreaming about this during each of your classes. You’re about to sit down in front of …

21 Riveting Resources for AP Spanish Language Practice

AP doesn’t have to stand for Apathetic Pupils. There’s no denying it—advanced placement Spanish is challenging. After all, it’s designed to be just that. Teaching students who are preparing for the advanced placement Spanish exam can be a challenge in …

How to Refresh Your Spanish Classroom with Flipped Teaching

Old-school. Vintage. Antiquated. Outdated. What do those terms have in common? You don’t want them to describe your Spanish teaching methods. They all refer to something that is past its prime, whether it be in a positive connotation like “vintage …

2 Unconventional Spanish Teaching Methods That Actually Work

Group activities have long been in need of a makeover. They’ve gotten a bad rap. In the past, announcing group work likely provoked groans from your students. You’d always see unbalanced workloads amongst group members. We don’t all play nice …

4 Counting Games to Teach Spanish Numbers in 1, 2, 3

Numbers make the world go round. That’s why counting is one of the first things we learn in any language. It doesn’t matter whether it’s our first, second, fourth or tenth language. Numbers are always necessary to learn as building …

3 Vocabulicious Activities to Improve Spanish Vocabulary

Teaching strict, textbook Spanish? That language sounds drier than a slice of toast burnt to a crisp. Meanwhile, Spanish is a rich, delicious language.  Don’t leave your students crunching toast when they could be eating a delicious chocolate cake. If …

4 Fun Spanish Classroom Activities for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. Whether you’re on a date with that special someone or simply strolling down the greeting card aisle decked out in pink, red and white at a store, you’re bound to feel it. Yes, Valentine’s Day …

How to Teach Spanish Prepositions with Cartoons

What do graveyards and classrooms have in common? Hopefully nothing. But sometimes, however, the two become dangerously close to crossing paths. I’m talking about those moments when you find yourself staring at ghostlike expressions of bored students, or notice an …

5 Terrific Songs for Teaching Varieties of Spanish Through Music

Juanes. Alejandro Sanz. Enrique Iglesias. Ricky Martin. Hector Lavoe. Shakira. Do you recognize these names? Unless you’ve been living a sheltered life under a rock, you probably know at least one of the aforementioned Spanish-speaking pop artists. And, most likely, …