Has this ever happened to you?

Spanish teachers, has this ever happened to you? A student asks you how to translate some really obscure word into Spanish? Then this is the comic for you:


How do you normally respond to these questions?

Teacher Problems

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Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Self Publisher of Spanish Educational Materials at www.SpanishPlans.org/Store
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3 Responses to Has this ever happened to you?

  1. myfavedeals says:

    If it’s something really obscure I don’t know I will admit to students that I don’t know every word just like an English teacher doesn’t know every English word.

    Other times I challenge students to use the dictionary and look it up themselves.

  2. marie2515 says:

    I too am honest with my students. If I don’t know something, I tell them I will have an answer for them the following day.

  3. fjkingsbury says:

    I have my computer on all the time so I can quickly look things up in my favorite online dictionary ( http://bilinguish.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/best-online-dictionary/ ). But if we don’t have time, it’s an idiom or something that would require internet research, we make a “teacher’s homework” list on one side of the board. If they come with the words defined next class and I’ve forgotten, they get an extra point. Our most recent list, during a clothing unit, included “turban, fishnets, tighty whities.”

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