Category Archives: Music

New song for Me Gusta

Colombian JBalvin collaborates with Pharrel Willams and others on this new song called Safari. It’s a current song, and unlike Me Gustas Tu by Manu Chao (which I know some teachers have used), it does not talk about marijuana or … Continue reading

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Immigration with Esperanza

I have been using the TPRS Publishing novel, Esperaza, with my 8th grade class and over halfway through the book, it has been a success. My students have particularly enjoyed listening to the audio book as they read. I find … Continue reading

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March Music Champion

And the winner is…. I had the students fill out a survey as part of the voting process and here’s a few key notes:

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MarzodeMusica 2016

March Music Madness 2016 is just around the corner. We are ready for another fun competition where songs go head-to-head to decide a winner. This years bracket features 16 songs and we’ve broken them down to 4 categories: Bachata, Pop, Rock/Urbano, … Continue reading

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Un Besito Mas

Amor is the most used word in Spanish pop music, followed by vida, día, noche, and corazón. We recently took the lyrics from Jesse and Joy’s new album “Un Besito Más” and found the top 50 words that appeared the … 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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Music Recommendation

Last week, Raquel Sofia released her first album, Te Quiero Los Domingos. If you are looking for some good music to listen to this summer, then you need to check this out. You may have heard her song “Agridulce” that … Continue reading

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March Madness Song Bracket

This is one of my favorite lessons. I’ve only done it once so far, but it was a big hit with my students. I love playing music all the time anyway, so this was just a fun way to incorporate … Continue reading

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Lyrics Training

If you like using music in your class as much as I do (13 posts tagged Música), then you may be interested in checking out LyricsTraining.com.  It’s essentially an online cloze activity that uses the music video in the background. … Continue reading

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Raquel Sofia

If you have not heard any music by the talented boriqua Raquel Sofia, you are missing out. She has toured as a backup singer to Colombians Juanes and Shakira and is now breaking out onto the scene as a solo … Continue reading

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