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 are 12 free Spanish resources for teachers that I believe you should check out. I have selected these resources because they include a variety of activities for your Spanish class, as well as information for your professional enrichment.
Free Spanish Resources for Teachers
1. Aveteca Spanish Class Activities
Aveteca is an archive of Spanish class activities by the Centro Virtual Cervantes. It includes activities that students can do online, but there is an option to print them. Each activity is accompanied by a teacher’s guide. The list is organized by levels, from A1 to C1.
2. MarcoELE Online Magazine
MarcoELE is a free online magazine for Spanish teachers that features articles that will keep you updated with teaching techniques. Be sure to check out the “Supplement” section (Suplementos) that includes longer and in depth articles specifically for teachers. A Spanish teacher’s magazine is not complete without Spanish class activities; MarcoELE includes a section with activities by level as well as readings, songs and movies.
3. Spanish (Online) Grammar Exercises
Simple, but powerful. This site includes a list of grammar topics (adjectives, prepositions, verb forms, etc.) with a link to an exercise that can be completed and corrected online. Instructions are in English.
4. Spanish 4 Teachers (Website)
From Lesson Plans to handouts, this site has tons of resources to enrich your Spanish class. Updated periodically.
5. El blog para aprender español (YouTube Channel)
Up-to-date, this channel has more than 80 uploaded videos in Spanish that cover mostly grammar and vocabulary. The typical length of a video is about 5 minutes long; ideal to complement your class or review a topic.
6. ¡Aprendo Jugando! Actividades de Español para niños y niñas de 6 a 9 años (Free PDF ebook)
This 110 page long free PDF ebook includes the activities and printables you need to cover 20 different topics or units. Some examples are: the alphabet, the calendar, the family, numbers, and colors. You will save a lot of prep time with this ebook!
7. LyricsTraining (Spanish songs and cloze line)
Lyrics Training combines a music video and a cloze line activity online. Choose Spanish as your target language and browse the videos available. Then select your level from Beginner to Expert. The video will play along with the incomplete lyrics. You will then listen and complete the missing words. Don’t worry, the video will pause automatically until you fill in the word, no need to hurry.
Lyrics Training is great for listening comprehension, but not to practice grammar. You must be aware that there is no search option to look for “song with estar”, so you should directly type in the name of the song artist or the name of the song. Be sure to pre-screen the video first before assigning it to your students, as it could have some strong content.
8. Bryce Hedstrom Blog and Free Stuff
Bryce Hedstrom is a Spanish teacher and teacher trainer from Colorado. His website is full of useful information. Be sure to visit the “Free Stuff” tab where you will find a long list of materials in a variety of topics. Each link leads you to a printable PDF document, for example: Songs all Spanish Students Need to Know and The Top 400 Spanish Words.
9. Materiales para la enseñanza multicultural Magazine (PDF Downloads)
The website of the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte of the government of Spain includes the links to the Materiales magazine. Each issue focuses on a different cultural topic and provides an accompanying lesson plan, activities and printables you need to execute them in class. Here is one example:
10. En un plis-plas: Enlaces para aprender y practicar el idioma español
This website organizes interactive online games to practice vocabulary, grammar, verbs and more. Explore all the options and also check out the links to other websites with more resources on the left column under “Destacados.”
From this website, I will point out two sections:
a. Materials and resources: This menu includes thematic curriculum units, teaching materials, and video links for your class.
b. Workshop materials: These materials were used in workshops for teachers. Some examples are: ¡Qué Pinteresante!, Flipping and Authentic Materials for Teaching Languages (Realia).
12. Spanish Teacher Resources Collaboration Board on Pinterest (Pin with us!)
Without a doubt, Pinterest has become a popular tool among Spanish teachers. This is our Pinterest board where more than a dozen Spanish teachers have been collaborating with almost 500 pins. We want to invite more Spanish teachers to pin and share their resources on this board. If you would like to join us and pin, please send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org/ with your Pinterest email and I will send you the invite!
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