Reblog: Sprucing up a Story with Sound Effects

  Whether you’re reading to your own children or reading to a classroom, there are so many fun ways to make the stories come alive.  Over at SpanishPlans, one suggestion is to use recorded sound effects.  These would be particularly useful when teaching a second language.  Students who may not be following the story word […]

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Welcome Guest Bloggers

    To my fellow Bloggers, This is an open invitation to guest post here at Over the Andes.   Topics should be related to at least one of the following: Hispanic culture Hispanic literature including book reviews Latin American history Latin American geography Latin American travel The Caribbean Education Language teaching Language learning Photography […]

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Tell me Something Tuesday [1]

  Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where participants discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on […]

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Spell May in Books

The month of May is almost over and I just realised I didn’t do a month in books post.   M- Mala Onda (Bad Vibes) by Alberto Fuguet A- Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa Y- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina     M For this ‘trip’ […]

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Spanglish Sunday Laughs

Happy Sunday!  Hope your weekend has been treating you well. Scrolling through my Pinterest boards, these made me chuckle.  Hope you enjoy…       How’s your Spanish coming along?   If you’ve ever taught introductory Spanish, you’ll know the pain is real…   ¡Feliz Domingo mis amigos!

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Reblog: My 10 Perfect Moments in Argentina

It’s currently Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, which makes for cool temperatures and breathtakingly beautiful photo opportunities in the southern cone of South America.  Check out Writes of Passage to learn more about their travels through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.   via My 10 Perfect Moments in Argentina

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Tag: Would You Rather? (Bookworm Edition)

    I saw this tag over at Chrikaru Reads and thought it looked like a lot of fun.   You should check out Christina’s blog especially if you are interested in languages, book reviews (with teaching ideas) and links to classroom resources.  Her blog is informative and very pretty too! On to the questions…..!   1 Would you […]

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Happy Brother’s Day!

    It’s May 24th, Brother’s Day.  Today you can celebrate your male sibling(s) and the wonderful bond that you share.  Brother’s Day honours brothers and their contributions to each and every one of their families. It seeks to celebrate the bond between brothers and its significance.  So, go on, give your brother a hug, […]

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Author Highlight: Mario Vargas Llosa

    Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa was born on March 28, 1936, and is more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa.  He is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist and college professor. Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010 “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the […]

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