Hispanic Heritage Month or Mes de la Herencia Hispana is celebrated in the United States from September 15th to October 15th. This celebration is a recognition of the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made for the development of the United States. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the Hispanic culture in your Spanish classes. […]
Get ideas to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month with this collection of resources for teachers. Includes decorations, lesson plans, videos and books.
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Aligning your district’s curriculum map with our lesson plans can be accomplished and here’s how you can maximize the utility of our resources within the framework of your district’s requirements. Many districts base their standards on ACTFL, and our lesson plans are aligned with the ACTFL standards. These standards are identified at the beginning of […]
We are super excited about the new school year, and we want to help you make it absolutely awesome! Here are our top resources that Spanish teachers have been using their classes for the beginning of the year. The beginning of the academic year offers a fresh canvas to create impactful learning experiences that will […]
We’re overjoyed by the incredible response from our passionate educators who participated in the Back-To-School & New Teacher World Language Teacher Summit 2023! 🎉 The summit was a whirlwind of inspiration, collaboration, and professional growth, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the impact it had on our teachers. As the summit comes to a […]
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To close this school year, many teachers are enjoying some of our most popular Spanish class activities with their high school students! From fun songs to ready-to-teach cultural lessons, here are 10 activities that have proven to be a hit in the classroom. So, if you’re looking for some new and creative ideas to keep […]
As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to an end, we want to take a moment to recognize and congratulate you for doing the incredible work of inspiring students and promoting cross-cultural understanding. World Language teachers play a crucial role in our communities by teaching students the skills to communicate with people from diverse cultures, opening new […]
Assessing student language proficiency is an essential aspect of the educational process. It helps Spanish teachers understand the strengths and weaknesses of students and identify areas where improvement is needed. In language courses such as Spanish, assessing proficiency is particularly important as students need to be able to communicate the target language. The end-of-year final […]
The World Language Teacher Summit en Español 2023 online conference is an opportunity for Spanish teachers to learn from experienced educators who have found success in the classroom. With 21 presenters and sessions, you’ll discover innovative techniques to renew your teaching and connect with your students. This conference, which takes place from May 16th to […]
The introduction of Hispanic culture in classrooms is crucial in fostering cultural awareness and understanding. Having a set of pre-selected scaffolded cultural activities in Hispanic culture to use thought the school year is an incredible resource for teachers looking to bring cultural relevance to their classes. Culture and Proficiency for All Students The Top 12 Scaffolded […]
As Spanish teachers, we all know how important it is to incorporate cultural activities in our language classes. It not only enhances language proficiency but also promotes intercultural understanding and respect. However, finding relevant and scaffolded activities for different levels can be a daunting task. Here are 13 suggested Spanish class activities about Contemporary Life […]
Here’s our suggested Personal and Public Identities Spanish class activities for high school students. Each activity has been scaffolded into three versions – one for novice students, one for intermediate low/mid students, and one for intermediate high/advanced students – to ensure that students are appropriately challenged at their particular level of proficiency. They are designed […]
Spanish-speaking countries are known for their vibrant and lively celebrations throughout the year. From traditional festivals honoring religious events to holidays that celebrate national pride, there is always something to look forward to. This comprehensive list is the newest addition to our well-known Cultural Calendar and highlights the diverse and colorful range of festivities in […]
Mrs. Miller, a high school Spanish teacher from Florida, was excited for the new school year. However, she felt a bit nervous when she learned that she had a student who identified as gender neutral. It was the first time she had encountered this situation in her 20-year teaching career.
One positive change I’ve seen over the years is the greater acceptance of our students belonging to the LGTB+ community as a result. I began investigating a grammatical concept that didn’t even exist when I began earning my degree gender-inclusive language.
This course focuses on how we can best navigate this concept.
The past tense of the verbs SER and IR has the exact same form. Students may find this challenging. That is why we created this infographic for Spanish teachers to print as a poster in three different sizes for the classroom: Letter, Legal and Tabloid sizes. The infographic includes the following information for your students […]
Latin music and dance styles have captivated audiences around the world with their infectious rhythms and vibrant movements. From the sultry sounds of salsa to the energetic beats of reggaeton, Latin music has a rich and diverse history that reflects the cultural fusion of the Americas. Explore 12 of the most popular Latin music and […]
You’re probably trying to figure out what you should be putting in your Spanish class lesson plans to have all the areas covered and all the dots connected… readingwritingspeakinglisteningcan do statementsauthentic resourcesexplainer videosgrammarsongs And all that needs to be ready BEFORE you even step into the classroom! All of these go into our Spanish Teachers […]
Activators and Exit Tickets are useful activities within the scope of a lesson. Activators (bellringers or warm-ups) can be used to activate prior knowledge and initiate the start of a lesson in a way that guides the learner to the purpose of the day, consider it a “warm-up and stretch” for the brain. These can […]
Spanish music is a vibrant and diverse art form that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. In the classroom, Spanish music can be a fun and engaging way to introduce high school students to the Spanish language and culture. Not only does listening to music help students pick up vocabulary and […]
You’ve got the planning down, but now how do you add Spanish culture lesson plans? Spanish cultural lesson plans can be the trickiest to create, especially when under the pressure to complete the language portion of the class. Think of it this way, culture is language and language is culture. Communication is not just the […]
An Exploratory Spanish class in middle school is a fun and engaging introduction to the Spanish language and culture. This type of class gives students a chance to learn the basics of Spanish, such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and simple dialogues. In addition to the basics, students can dive into the history, culture, and customs […]
Spanish for advanced students requires in-depth knowledge of the language and culture, so finding sub-teachers is difficult. When creating a Spanish substitute lesson plan for advanced students, it is important to keep in mind the specific needs of your classes. Advanced students require more challenging material and activities than those designed for beginner or intermediate […]
A Spanish sub-plan for intermediate students may include irregular verb conjugations and tenses, comprehension exercises involving short conversations or news articles, more advanced written assignments such as stories or persuasive letters, listening comprehension of conversations in authentic videos, and discussions about cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries. If the sub-teacher that covers you does not […]
Creating Spanish substitute lesson plans for beginner students can be tricky because it is necessary to ensure that the content is accessible and appropriate for their level. It can become particularly challenging if the sub-teacher does not have a good understanding of Spanish basics or where the student is at in their language development. In […]
Even if students have already taken Spanish in the past two years, it’s recommended starting with advanced preliminary lessons during the first weeks of the school year since it serves as a refresher for them and reinforces what they already know. It also gives teachers an opportunity to assess each student’s current level of understanding, […]
Teaching intermediate preliminary lessons at the beginning of the school year is a good practice even if the students already took Spanish the previous year because it helps to review and reinforce what was learned before and familiarizes the students with concepts and topics that may appear in more advanced courses. Additionally, these preliminary lessons […]
Spanish 2 and 3 classes at a high school level differ in the level of material presented and the difficulty of assignments. Spanish 2 classes typically cover intermediate-level topics, such as basic conversation and grammar, while Spanish 3 classes usually focus on more intermediate-advanced topics, such as complex verb conjugation and dialogues. Additionally, Spanish 3 […]
The Spanish 1 or beginner class is designed to introduce students to the basics of the Spanish language, such as basic vocabulary, conjugation, and basic pronunciation. A Spanish 2 or intermediate low class builds upon the knowledge gained from Spanish 1 by introducing more complex elements such as grammar, writing, and listening comprehension. A Spanish […]
Spanish lesson plans for high school students typically focus on developing language and cultural awareness. They involve activities designed to enhance learning, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. A typical lesson plan begins with a warm-up activity (we call these activators) to motivate the students. This is typically followed by a presentation or discussion […]