Games for Acquisition

Games For Acquisition

A few months ago, I asked the people on my email list what questions they had. I got a ton of great questions, and the best part was… some I knew the answers to, and it made me feel good! Others I didn’t, and it has helped me become a better, more educated teacher while I learn alongside you! But today’s post is about games for acquisition. There are all kinds of games we can play in WL classrooms, but which ones actually help move the needle when it comes to building proficiency? I’ll share a few today!

What is CI

What Is CI in the World Language Classroom?

In the realm of language learning, educators are constantly seeking new and effective methods to engage students and accelerate their proficiency. One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is Comprehensible Input (CI). This methodology prioritizes understanding over rote memorization, fostering a natural acquisition process, more similar to how we learn our first language. So what is CI in the World Language classroom? Many of you asked. So let’s break it down!

differentiation strategies for Spanish activities

3 Differentiation Strategies for Spanish Activities

Many teachers ask for help with differentiation strategies for Spanish activities. How can we differentiate for all the different needs and levels? It’s hard enough to prepare for the 3 or more preps we teach each day without those differentiations! This blog post will give you some practical and achievable ways to differentiate activities for your Spanish students.

language lab

No Language Lab? No Problem!

Does your school have a language lab? My school has been through many iterations. We had one, then we had one without any supported software, and then they dismantled it……. 🤔🤔🤔

Bur now we use a software called Extempore. It’s a subscription service that our district pays for. It continues to improve each year, and I think it’s great! I am not paid to say this, and I have no affiliate benefits either. I’m just putting this app out there in case it could help other Spanish and World Language teachers and students!

Spanish Teacher Questions

Ask Me Anything! Your Spanish Teacher Questions Answered!

High school teachers can often feel very isolated in their work. Spanish teacher questions may go unanswered because we’re a department of one or because we don’t have much free time to collaborate with our colleagues. Recently, I asked my email list to send me their questions. They didn’t disappoint! This post will contain answers that are a bit quicker, and future posts will be dedicated to other questions that may require longer answers!