Here are a list of activities for End of the Year FUN 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!
Performance and proficiency are two related but distinct concepts in world language instruction. There is often confusion about the two and it can lead to frustration for both teachers and students. Coming from the perspective of an American High School Teacher, we have to try to move our students up in proficiency while using performance-based curriculum. It’s not ideal, but in a classroom setting, it’s very hard to replicate natural language learning. Let’s talk about the difference between Performance vs. Proficiency in World Language!
Reinforcing new vocabulary is an important aspect of language learning in the Spanish class. Here are some ways to reinforce new vocabulary in Spanish class that will keep your students interested and engaged!
Wondering how to teach the present subjunctive to your Spanish students? A lot of people feel that the subjunctive mood is a big, scary monster, but I don’t think it’s so bad! Everyone’s curriculum is a bit different, but here is ONE way to present and use the present subjunctive with your students!
Spring is almost here in Spanish class! I love taking advantage of the season to do some creative and different activities with my students. Here are four spring lesson ideas for Spanish class!
When your administrator is coming in, everyone wonders what to teach for an observation! I hear this question at school and see it posted all over Facebook too. I hope that these ideas will help Spanish teachers plan a lesson that will wow their administrator during the observation!
Are you the teacher who loves to work every holiday into your lesson plans? Or do you just take a day to do something fun with your students? If you need a Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson, here is one idea!
Wondering how to create an Edpuzzle for Spanish class? It’s easier than you think! Edpuzzle is a website that allows you to upload videos (from the internet or ones that you create) and then add questions. The questions are inserted into specific spots in the video, so it pauses while the student answers the question! You can create multiple choice questions or you can create open-ended questions.
Though there are many Spanish teachers that no longer teach grammar discretely, there are many who do, or do some kind of mixture. If your students need to practice grammar, here is a fun list of grammar games for Spanish class! Students love games and often don’t realize that they’re even learning! Give them a try!