Category Archives: Authentic Resource

En el restaurante comic strips

We’ve taken the language out of a few authentic comic strips and used them as a writing assessment for students for students to write the dialogue of ordering at a restaurant. Take this Condorito comic: and then have students write … Continue reading

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Collaboration

Thanks to the internet, you are never a department of one. The free exchange of ideas and collaboration is rampant on the web, with such social networks as Twitter (#langchat) and Facebook (Spanish Teacher Groups). Google Drive has allowed teachers … Continue reading

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Authentic Resources for Recetas

If you are looking for some comprehensible input for your food unit using authentic resources, then we’ve got something for you. We’ve transcribed a few authentic cooking tutorials in Spanish from youtube that you can use as listening or interpretive reading … Continue reading

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English Pop Music in Spanish

What’s better than taking songs that your students already know and enjoy in English and listening to the Spanish version? Your students will be fascinated listening to the Spanish version of Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off or other current popular … Continue reading

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Authentic Resources sobre La Escuela

These authentic resources are perfect for a school unit in your Spanish class or to use at the beginning of the school year. Check out our experience from working in a Colombian School to compare the US school system with that … Continue reading

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Dia de la Madre

At a mall in Quito, Ecuador, the shopping center featured a campaign to promote Dia de la Madre y Dia del Padre with the concept of you better buy your parents something nice because of all they know about you. … Continue reading

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Spanish Webquest

One of my favorite reasons for using webquests is to have students discover information on their own. I can take a step back and provide any necessary help, but the students are the ones doing all the work. They are … Continue reading

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Macanudo Comics

We’ve written numerous times about using comic strips in your foreign language class. It is such a great authentic resource for students to read in context and the text is short enough that you can use it at even beginning … Continue reading

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Authentic Instagrams

We are always looking for authentic resources to use in our lessons. Right now, instagram is the social media of choice for students. We found an instagram full of authentic quotes that pertain to students, especially regarding school. What a … Continue reading

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Futbol

I’ll admit, I’m a huge soccer fan. And I’ve been lucky to attend World Cup qualifying games in Costa Rica to see the passion firsthand. Being the number one sport in Latin America (and the world) gave me even more … Continue reading

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