The decision to join a 7-week intensive language program in Brazil opened the door to a new world and culture.
Teaching internationally, a path you could have never imagined?
Spanish Teacher’s Unite Newsletter October 21, 2021. In this issue you’ll find Día de Muertos content, an easy to share pronunciation activity, and more.
A PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education answers common questions by unpacking research articles. Mar shares her techniques to help students learn pronunciation by listening to music. Download Kaneesha’s music & pronunciation worksheet
Mar C (Bogotá, Colombia) created a survival kit to help new Spanish students learn to pronounce 111 of the most common Spanish words.
We asked three teacher how they use music be to improve students reading skills. Read their responses here.
The creator of Casa Spanish is taking an interesting approach to getting student’s attention and creating memorable learning moments in the process.
Forty-five years after Susan B. Anthony’s death, one women’s fight against the patriarchal establishment for legitimacy was reaching its peak. Hans shares how he uses famous speeches to inspire students.
Searching for ideas for your next lesson? Grab a guitar and indulge your students with some aceitunas and albaricoques, and settle down on an alfombra and set up an ajedrez tournament all the while knowing you might as well be in Al-Andalus.
Arabic and Muslim influence on Spanish culture provide a wealth of opportunities for teachers to engage students in meaningful and interesting lessons.
Combining historical context with language acquisition undoubtedly motivates students.
Placing art in historical context to ignite students’ historical imaginations
Teachers are always trying to stimulate and inspire their students. Over the years Hans has found that utilizing visuals can help motivate students. By using art and placing that art in historical context, we can more easily ignite students’ historical imaginations
Fortunately, many of Simon and Manuela’s love letters are preserved, which make for great reading activities for language and history students! Having taught history and occasionally ESL for over twenty years, I have learned that one of the essential starting points for effective teaching and learning is first to engage the student.
Feel like it’s time to rethink how you teach vocabulary? Take some ideas from my focused-in-life approach.