No matter how long you have been teaching Spanish, as a teacher you are constantly looking for fresh ideas and activities to incorporate in your class.
Here’s a selection of totally free Spanish class resources from our Spanish Teachers Community you can access right now to start cutting your prep and planning time this week.
Just register to create your Free Account (no credit card required) and receive your access key via email to unlock access to our bundle of 25 Spanish class materials including:
- Lesson Plans
- Scaffolded Activities
- Song Activities
👉 The cool thing is that our freebies bundle is regularly updated, so with your Free Account, you will have access to all the new materials we add in the future.
These are the 25 Spanish class freebies you will access:
Free Spanish Lesson Plans
1. Google Translate: Friend or Foe? Lesson Plan
By the end of this lesson, students will have learned the downsides of using the translation tool Google Translate and how to use it instead in a way that supports their Spanish pronunciation practice. It also includes a companion article about Google Translate for teachers and a contract for students.
2. Present Indicative Regular -AR -ER -IR Verbs Lesson Plan (Infinitive Verbs)
Students learn verbs’ classification into three categories by trying to classify some verbs on their own. Later, they watch a video where conjugation of regular verbs in the present indicative is explained. After preparing a cheat sheet, they practice conjugation in a team contest that includes: a. identifying to which conjugation belongs each verb, b. conjugating it in all its persons, and c. after throwing a die, making a simple sentence in the corresponding person with the help of some expressions that are provided.
3. Subject Pronouns, Personal Pronouns Game and Lesson Plan
Through an illustrated presentation, the students will learn the subject pronouns. Then, they will play two games to review and remember them. Finally, they will practice them orally by creating a series of sentences. Includes a printable and Flippity memory game.
4. Verbs TENER, COMER, ESTAR and HAY to Talk About Food – Food Vocabulary Lesson Plan
While reviewing a series of videos, students take note of the food they see and hear. Then, the verbs tener, comer, estar, and hay will be presented or reviewed in this context. Finally, they apply what they have learned in this and in previous lessons to improvise dialogues in pairs of students.
5. Possessive and Demonstrative Adjectives, Position of Adjectives Lesson Plan
Students will be able to identify family members and describe them using adjectives in Spanish. They will also write a cheat sheet explaining the use of possessive adjectives in Spanish.
6. The Spanish Language Changes Lives Lesson Plan
Increase awareness about the benefits of learning a foreign language, Spanish in this case. In addition, students will reflect upon learning styles and will try to identify their own. Finally, they will think about activities they can do according to their learning style to help in their Spanish language studies.
7. TV Ad Vicks – Tu Medicina Para El Resfriado – Body Parts and Health Vocabulary Lesson Plan
Students learn about the body parts and symptoms of this authentic tv commercial from Latin America. Students also learn about the product Vicks in Latin culture. This commercial can be developed in class using the lesson plan and/or the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) format included.
Free Spanish Sub-Plans
8. False Friends Substitute Lesson Plan for Intermediate Students
By the end of this activity, students will have reviewed the meaning of the word “cognate. The students will have also identified “false friends,” or words that resemble each other but mean something entirely different, as well as strategies to remember the correct meaning of the Spanish words that might cause confusion.
9. Paper Bag Piñatas Substitute Lesson Plan for Novice Students
By the end of this activity, students will understand the purpose of piñatas. The students will have created a piñata with household materials.
Free Spanish Scaffolded Cultural Activities
10. Carretas de Comida: Belleza y estética – Artes visuales y escénicas (Colombia)
For novice, intermediate mid/low, and intermediate high/advanced students. In this Cultural Comparison oral activity, the students are encouraged to talk about carretas/carritos de comida, a selling system in Colombia, and how people shop for food in Latin American countries.
This activity will make your students think and learn about how different everyday life is around the world, and it will bring them closer to Latin American customs.
11. Color Rosa Mexicano: La identidad pública y privada – Identidad nacional y étnica (México)
For novice, intermediate mid/low, and intermediate high/advanced students. In this project, students learn about the traditional colors of Mexico, what a logo is, and how the colors represent its culture.
Students have the opportunity to explore their own culture in depth by investigating traditional colors, logos, and symbols with this design project. Potential designers will surprise you!
Free Spanish Class Culture and Tradition Presentations
12. Fiesta de Quince – América Latina – Cultural Presentation & Activities (Spanish)
Introduce your students to the Quinceañera or Fiesta de 15 from Latin America. Use these ready-to-use Google Slides and activities in Spanish for them to bring cultural traditions to your classes.
13. Machu Picchu – Perú – Cultural Presentation & Activities (Spanish & English)
Introduce your students to Machu Picchu in Peru. Use these ready-to-use Google Slides and activities in Spanish and English for them to bring cultural traditions to your classes.
Free Biographies in Spanish of Notable Hispanics/Latinos
These slide presentations and activities help you introduce your students to people with Hispanic/Latino heritage they can relate to from around the world. Choose any of these ready-to-use presentations for them to discover their incredible lives and achievements.
14. Papa Francisco – Jorge Mario Bergoglio- (Papa de la Iglesia Católica) – Argentina
Introduce your students to Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina, the first Pope from Latin America.
15. Isabella Springmühl (Diseñadora de modas) – Guatemala
Introduce your students to Isabella Springmühl from Guatemala, the frist fashion designer with Down Syndrome.
16. Joseph Acaba (Astronauta) – Puerto Rico
Introduce your students to Joseph Acaba, the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate.
17. Shakira (Cantante) – Colombia
Introduce your students to world reknowned singer Shakira from Barranquilla, Colombia, and her achievments.
Free Activities with Songs in Spanish
18. List of Spanish Songs with Teaching Topics and Video Links
Save hours of research time with this sortable and searchable list of 250+ contemporary songs in Spanish to use in class. It includes vocabulary/grammar topics, links to song videos, artists’ names, and country.
19. Area 305 – Si no estás – Verb ESTAR in the Present
A full pack of 8 activities to practice the verb ESTAR in the Present. Includes full song lyrics, exploratory activity, clozeline, ESTAR conjugation worksheet and answering questions with ESTAR.
20. Gente de Zona ft Marc Anthony – La Gozadera – Names of the Spanish Speaking Countries
Spanish song cloze activity that includes 3 versions, video link, and a short artist bio. Choose the version that is most suitable for your students’ level to practice the names of the Spanish-speaking countries.
More Free Spanish Class Materials and Resources
21. Classroom Commands – Printable Posters and Signs
This set includes 3 printable handouts/posters and slides to help your students with common and useful phrases in Spanish to use inside the classroom. Divided in:
- Performing Actions
- Following Instructions
- Asking for Help
22. Cultural Calendar for Google Calendar
We have identified key dates for each Spanish-speaking country. It includes links to information and resources you may share with your students about each unique, culturally important date. With one click, you can access a variety of resources for many of the holidays in seconds.
23. In-person and Online Class Tools Checklist – Tools to Make Your Class Possible
This clickable Google Sheet organizes 245 tools to use in class. From games to telenovelas and everything in between.
This checklist is great for kicking off the new school year! It gives you a broad menu of options when looking for new ways to revamp your teaching approaches.
24. 15 Ways to Reduce 1 Hour from Your Prep and Planning Checklist
Get ready for more time with your family, your students and to take better care of yourself! It’s time to reduce your prep, planning, grading and teaching time!
Here’s your checklist to easily eliminate at least one hour a week from your working hours.
25. 16 Fail-Proof Class Activities & Games
Speaking Latino followed up with 16 Spanish teacher experts that presented in the Spanish Teacher Success Academy online conference and asked them: What is your number one favorite activity you play in your classroom? They gave us awesome ideas that you can use any time in class.
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