Have you ever gone to a Hispanic or Spanish restaurant and discovered, upon the arrival of your dish, that the “authentic” cooking simply was not quite like it was abroad?
Have you ever seen a replica of a famous …
It’s almost that time of year again.
You and your students need to start preparing for the big, bad AP exam.
It’s going to huff, puff and blow your students over—but only if they aren’t ready to give it all …
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 …
Apps could freeze.
Websites may not load.
And as fun as your videos are, they rely on an internet connection.
In the age of technology, what’s the one resource you can always count on? Books.
For teachers, there …
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, …
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 …
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 …
The infamous G word: Grammar.
You either love it and obsess over it, or you hate it with a fiery passion.
But it doesn’t have to be the latter!
As a teacher, you have the power to convert your grammar-detesting …
Are your Spanish students getting tired of clichéd, scripted dialogues?
Then become an Internet sleuth and track down some authentic audio resources.
Listening to native speakers doing their thing is way more fun than, “Hola. Me llamo Pedro.”
Dialogues from …
Hey you, listen up!
You didn’t hear me?
You want me to repeat that and talk slower?
Wow, I guess you really can’t understand me when I speak.
Let’s not have your Spanish students become that person who can’t …
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 Outdated.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 …
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 …
What’s the fun of learning Spanish if you can’t talk to people?
The goal is to communicate, make friends and experience the Spanish speaking world.
Your students won’t get to do any of that if they can’t hold a conversation…
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 …
Do you have technology available at your school, but you’re not sure how to use it?
Have you ever wished you could just go back to the days of simple blackboards and overhead projectors?
Or perhaps you’re curious to dive …
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.
Remember doing group projects in your days as a student?
Maybe you’ll remember the overachiever kid, who tried to do everything alone, and the “dead weight” kid, who didn’t contribute at all.
We can all recall dedicating huge blocks of …
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 …
What do graveyards and classrooms have in common?
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 …
Whether it’s because they give us a day off from work or school, because we love to decorate or because we love to spend time with family and friends, one thing is for sure: we all love holidays for some …
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, …