7 Great Children’s Stories in Spanish to Excite Your Learners


Who doesn’t love a good story?

As novelist Ken Kesey famously proclaimed, “To hell with facts! We need stories!”

I’ve never met a student of any age who couldn’t appreciate a well-told story, and when the story is a …

Christmas-tastic Fun: Las Posadas Activities for the Spanish Classroom


Take a minute and think back to your favorite childhood winter holiday traditions.

Maybe it was decorating the Christmas tree.

Perhaps you loved putting a gingerbread house together.

Or maybe you thought opening presents was the best part of the

Get Crafty: Teaching with Spanish Classroom Decorations


One year, I taught in a classroom the student body liked to call “the dungeon.”

I’ll leave the details to your imagination, but the fact is, we all suffered for it.

The students most of all.

I’ve heard the ideal

11 Essential Mexican Slang Words to Teach Your Students


Want to add some zest to your Spanish lessons?

Imagine your students’ faces when you tell them se me fueron las chivas” (“my goats got away from me”) as you explain how something slipped your mind.

Think of their …

5 Websites for Superb Spanish Handouts


Handouts hold a certain nostalgic appeal for me.

They remind me of my earliest days as a student, when I first delighted in writing legibly and storing papers in a sturdy folder, just like a grown-up would.

Growing up, we …

7 Spanish Books for Kids That Will Help Your Students Appreciate the Language and the Culture


You know what’s amazing about teaching a foreign language to children?

It’s not the flexible hours and the ability to work internationally—although those things are pretty awesome too.

It’s the ability to turn anything into a lesson.

One day you’re …

5 Steps to Using Spanish Interactive Notebooks with Your Students

  1. Do you ever find that technology is not all it is cracked up to be?

Do your students often forget their devices and chargers?

Or are you a lover of tech in the classroom but are looking to give your …