Semana Santa lesson plans for Spanish classes

If you are a Spanish teacher that wants to teach their students about Semana Santa, I've got the tools you need to make it happen in the target language. My Semana Santa bundle includes four sets of materials that will allow you to teach about Semana Santa in all of your Spanish classes (Levels 1+), … Continue reading Semana Santa lesson plans for Spanish classes

How to skip Christmas in Spanish and not be a Grinch

The time between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break was always one of my favorite times of the year in class--it's also one of the hardest because no one has their head in the game! I LOVED teaching about Christmas traditions from Spanish speaking countries. I LOVED using the commercials for the Spanish Christmas lottery (general … Continue reading How to skip Christmas in Spanish and not be a Grinch

BreakoutEDU & 2016 Christmas Lottery commercial

Have you ever gone to a session at a conference and been SO EXCITED about whatever you learned that you don't eat, don't sleep, don't shower, and ignore everyone that you care about until you finally get the chance to try it out? No? That's just a Martina thing? Shoot. Well this last summer, everyone … Continue reading BreakoutEDU & 2016 Christmas Lottery commercial

What does it mean to be Afro-Latino?

Teaching culture to our students is not easy. Culture is complex. It is messy. But it is beautiful, and it is important. We cannot hope that our students will be able to successfully communicate with speakers of the target language without awareness of the target culture. We can’t teach them every subtlety that they will … Continue reading What does it mean to be Afro-Latino?

Christmas in French, Spanish, and…adaptable ideas

Time for the obligatory Christmas post! I have found plenty of new activities that you can consider adding to your lessons about traditions in Spanish speaking countries (and even a couple for Francophone countries, hey-o!) We'll start with the best and most important thing that any language teacher could do at this time of the year … Continue reading Christmas in French, Spanish, and…adaptable ideas

Anuncio para la Lotería de Navidad 2015: {free} resource pack!

I just couldn't wait. I love the 2015 commercial so much! I have spent the whole afternoon crying in front of my computer as I watch and re-watch it (probably in part due to pregnancy; but who could say for certain). I put together a resource pack with readings and some extension activities that you can … Continue reading Anuncio para la Lotería de Navidad 2015: {free} resource pack!

The Spanish Christmas Lottery: 2015 Commercial

This year's official commercial for the Spanish Christmas Lottery was released early this morning. Kent House shared it on the iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching group on Facebook and oh, I am so glad that he did! These commercials make me cry every year. Instead of luck and fortune and indulgence, each year they uphold the values of generosity … Continue reading The Spanish Christmas Lottery: 2015 Commercial