Reblog: Smartphones: Say Yes!

  Educators and parents have been debating technology use for a long time now.  I don’t think that debate will come to an end any time soon.  One area where you might be tempted to say “no phones allowed” is in the classroom.  That might have been my first instinct as a teacher as well.  […]

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Friday Canción: Canciones Infantiles

  Today’s Friday Canción is a bit different.  It’s one for the kiddies! We all remember some of our favourite jingles or nursery rhymes in English.  Some we sang just for fun and some we learnt from as well.  I’ve put together a short list of fun Spanish songs for you today.  You can check […]

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Friday Canción: No Me Ames by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

It’s Friday again.  The weekend is here! Are you ready for some sweet Spanish music to touch your heart?  I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: No Me Ames by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony   You can listen and view the lyrics in this video.  Try to sing along.     Letras/ […]

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Spanish Lesson 5: El Alfabeto

One of the first things you learn in English, is the alphabet.  Similarly, one of the first lessons, in many Spanish courses, covers the Spanish alphabet.  Both English and Spanish use the same letter symbols so there are no new symbols to learn, for the most part.  The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) determined in 2010 that only […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony | with bonus Spanish Lesson

It’s almost the weekend again and I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony This New York native proudly claims his Puerto Rican heritage and has produced songs in both English and Spanish.  Vivir Mi Vida was released in July 2013. This next video shows you the lyrics in […]

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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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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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