Profe Mar

Spanish Native Certified Tutor / Pronunciation Coach

Spanish Native Certified Tutor and Pronunciation Coach. TEFL Certified. 10 years Tutoring Adults Experience. Self-taught English, Japanese and Russian learner. Musician, Podcaster and Content Creator at InsightFools & Researcher. Speakable App Content Creator, Lightning Tutor & STU (Spanish Teachers Unite) Contributor.

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Teaching focused-in-life vocabulary

By Profe Mar

There are many different ways to group vocabulary some make learning more efficient than others.

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How to Embed a Speakable Assignment in a Formative Assessment

Do you love bringing all kinds of content, activities, questions, and quizzes together using Formative assessments? We do too! That’s why Speakable is excited to offer an embed function that allows teachers to embed their Speakable assignments inside of Formative...

La mejor guía para enseñar la pronunciación del español

La mejor guía para enseñar la pronunciación del español

Como aprendiz autodidacta, sé lo difícil que es estar en contacto con el idioma meta. Sin embargo, hoy en día es posible gracias al Internet. Esta es una lista de algunos recursos que podemos encontrar:   - Música (letras de canciones), podcasts, - Películas,...

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Spanish Pronunciation

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Spanish Pronunciation

As a self taught language learner, I know how difficult it is to be in contact a the target language. Yet, today it is rather easy to do so, thanks to the Internet. Here's a list of some resources we can find:   - Music (song lyrics), podcasts, - Movies, series,...

Cómo Crear Actividades de Speaking con Propósito

Cómo Crear Actividades de Speaking con Propósito

Read in English here. Como profesores o tutores de idiomas, tendemos a relacionar el propósito de cualquier actividad de Speaking con el objetivo comunicativo (ya sea informativo o persuasivo). Sin embargo, tiene más que ver con identificar los engranajes que hacen...

Creating Speaking Assignments with Purpose

Creating Speaking Assignments with Purpose

Para leer en español, haz click aquí. As language teachers and tutors, we tend to relate any Speaking Assignment purpose to a communicative goal (informative or persuasive). However, it has more to do with identifying the gears that make up the target language system...

Syncing Assignment Grades to Google Classroom

Syncing Assignment Grades to Google Classroom

Get started syncing your assignment grades to Google Classroom so you can spend more time helping your students learn to communicate in their new language and less time transferring grades from website to website. Key Benefits  Syncing grades is the most...

Importing Sections from Google Classroom

Importing Sections from Google Classroom

For teachers using Google Classroom, Speakable offers a native integration available to both free and pro users. This integration automatically imports students and classes to a Speakable account and, if changes in a class roster occur, allows teachers to re-sync...

How to Support Students When and Where They Need it Most

How to Support Students When and Where They Need it Most

Can you recall your first few months learning your second language? Maybe it's been so long ago you don't have a clear memory, or maybe, it was such a challenging experience, you couldn't forget it. In either case, if you're teaching entry level students, you get to...

Speaking Assignments For Developing a Natural Accent in Spanish

Speaking Assignments For Developing a Natural Accent in Spanish

Students often feel self-conscious about their accent and this discourages them from speaking in the target language. Nevertheless, you can get them develop confidence at home first by practicing a little bit everyday! Keep reading to find out how.   Native...

How Difficult Should My Speaking Assignments Be?

How Difficult Should My Speaking Assignments Be?

This is a common question teachers ask themselves when creating their first assignments. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few guiding principles one can follow to ensure student’s are getting the most out of their Speaking assignments. Aim to...

Speaking Assignments for Getting Used to Words in Spanish

Speaking Assignments for Getting Used to Words in Spanish

Once a student asked me: How do I know whether a word in Spanish starts and ends? After approaching Syllable breaking, his listening skills got strengthened and he was able to pronounce clearly. In other words, if you teach your students how to break words down by...

Speaking assignments for teaching all Spanish sounds

Speaking assignments for teaching all Spanish sounds

Sounds of target language is something we both listen to and produce. Here’s a list of free resources to help your Spanish students pronounce naturally and get instant feedback. They can practice in class and at home!

Learn Pronunciation of the German UMLATE

Learn Pronunciation of the German UMLATE

In this Speakable students are introduced to the German Umlate. First, they’ll watch a 5 minute video lesson from the popular YouTube channel Learn German with Anja. Then, they’ll complete a speaking exercise that consists of 5 words, each containing an Umlate.