For middle to high school Spanish teachers who wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day in class, here’s our suggestion of 4 songs in Spanish that your students will enjoy.
Songs are a great way to teach new vocabulary because they can be fun and engaging. Songs typically have catchy melodies and rhymes that make them easier for students to remember and practice. Singing is also a great way to increase student confidence with speaking Spanish. In addition, songs are versatile; they can be used to teach not only Valentine’s Day vocabulary, but also topics related to the holiday such as love and relationships. Finally, songs offer a great opportunity for students to become more comfortable with conversational Spanish by participating in class performances or karaoke activities.
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5 Songs in Spanish for Valentine’s Day ❤️ 🎶
1. Tengo tu love by Sie7e: Verb TENER and Comparisons
This is a song pack with multiple activities to choose from.
“This song (and the video) are so charming! I love that there are a variety of activities so that you could come back to this song multiple times for different pop-up grammar practices.” -Katelynn J.
“Excellent, authentic way to practice tener. The students loved it and were singing it for days.” –
2. Chocolate by Jesse & Joy: Food Vocabulary, History of Chocolate
Another song pack with 6 activities around this popular song including a video about the history of chocolate!
“This is a really good buy. Love the videos about the origin of chocolate.” -Brannon B.
3. Dile al amor by Aventura: Affirmative and Negative Commands & Valentine’s Vocabulary
Spanish song cloze activity includes two versions (with and without a word bank).
4. Sabes by Álex Ubago: Love Vocabulary
This is also a cloze activity that includes 3 versions. Choose the one most suitable for your student’s level.
“This was a great listening activity for my spanish 1 and 2 students to complete when I was not at school. I appreciate that there are 2 levels to accommodate various levels of comprehension and to provide a visual (word bank)” -Brittany R.
“My eighth graders were captivated by the song. Some have started listening to it on their own devices. They did well collectively with the cloze activity. We did it as a group listening activity.” -Katherine G.
5. Limón y Sal by Julieta Venegas: Stem Changing Verbs in the Present
With this cloze, your students practice stem-changing verbs in the present (verbos irregulares con cambio vocálico en tiempo presente).
“They loved that we did this to review boot verbs. Thank you.” –
“I absolutely love this song. I also like that the resource had different versions. Saved me precious time.” –Angela G.
All these materials are printable or digitally fillable.
💡 Tip: Reduce the playback speed of the song videos if you feel your novice students need some extra help with listening comprehension to complete the activities. Just click the settings (gear icon ⚙) in the controls of the YouTube video player.
For more activity ideas for Día de San Valentín, check your Valentine’s Day Community Guide.
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