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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!

Using Music in Spanish Class

Using Music in Spanish Class

Music is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance language learning in the world language classroom. We all know that words set to music have a way of working themselves into our long-term memory. And music is a universally human way of expressing ourselves. Teens especially love music, and using music in Spanish class brings joy and happiness! Here are some ways to use music in the classroom!

Spanish Class Seniors

Spanish Class Seniors

How do you celebrate your Spanish Class Seniors at your high school? Don’t you agree that teaching seniors is so bittersweet? They bring with them a depth of knowledge, a sense of humor and usually some maturity. But when the end of the year starts to approach, I get that bittersweet feeling! There’s such pride for their accomplishments! And there’s sadness to know that they are moving on and we won’t see their smiles in our classes or hallways next year!

Bell-ringer activities for Spanish class

Bell-Ringer Activities for Spanish Class

How do you start your Spanish classes? This year we have a new school-wide initiative to do bell-ringers, or do-nows, or schema activators or warm-ups… there are so many names for them! Research shows that if you have an academic routine to start each class, it increases time on task and readiness for new learning! If having students self-start each class, while you take attendance, check homework and help the new kid sound good to you, bell-ringer activities for Spanish class are for you!

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