El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 2

Yesterday, we worked on vocabulary for Chapter 2 of El Nuevo Houdini, and today we began the chapter. Here are my plans for Chapter 2: Pre-reading discussion questions from the Teacher’ Guide; discuss as a class. I assigned words and sound effects to groups of students by handing out the cards from this document (Chapter … Continue reading El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 2

What is Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction?

As language teachers, our goal for our students is to be more proficient in the target language when they complete our course than when they began. We probably have other goals for our students (being more kind, more empathetic, more responsible, more culturally aware), but all of these objectives fit into the overarching mission of … Continue reading What is Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction?

30+ ways to use music in Spanish classes -- adaptable for any language class!!

What can I DO {-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-da} with a song?

I’ve yet to meet a world language teacher that does not want to use authentic songs from the target culture(s) in their classrooms. Like all good authentic resources, a well-chosen song will serve to excite and inspire, give new perspectives, intrigue, and excite your students. Like many teachers, I introduce a new song at least … Continue reading What can I DO {-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-da} with a song?