Category Archives: Discussion/Methodology

Sticking to Spanish

One of the biggest struggles when you have a class of 20-30 students is to engage them in speaking the language. While obviously it would be nice to converse with them one-on-one or pair them up with a native speaker, … Continue reading

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Why I don’t give my students Spanish names

You won’t find a Lupe in my classroom. You won’t find a Felipe, Margarita, José, Rosa, or even Pedro. That’s because I don’t assign “Spanish names” to students in my Spanish class. So yes, I call on Dylan, Tiffany, Chad, … Continue reading

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Vosotros

Zachary Jones @ZJonesSpanish, brought up an interesting debate on twitter, by asking if fellow Spanish teachers teach vosotros and why or why not. Some responses given: @hmwildy: I had a prof say “they only use vosotros in Spain, we won’t … Continue reading

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Teachers Tweeting: Free Professional Development

I’ll admit, I used to say I would never get a twitter account. I didn’t see the purpose and besides what did I have to say that would be important to anyone to read? I thought twitter was just for … Continue reading

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Make reflexive Verbs fun

When I studied Spanish in high school, I never quite understood the concept of reflexive verbs. Now, as a teacher, its one of my favorite topics to teach! Make teaching reflexives verbs fun, interesting, and engaging for your students. I … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Oh great, it’s that time of year again. The one day a year Americans pay attention to the Mexican “culture”. It’s the one date your average American can say in Spanish. (Although I’m sure we’ve all had that student who … Continue reading

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