Project-based learning sounds very daunting to do in one’s native language, let alone transferring the principles to a second language classroom. Can project-based learning be accomplished in the world language classroom? Yes, it can and many teachers engage in this level of learning at the higher level. However, the vexing question for […]
I am absolutely thrilled about being able to share my passion and practices for teaching Spanish language. I started teaching Spanish as a second language 12 years ago in an IB school in Chicago. I was fortunate to work in many different roles within my school as well as the organization. This global and spiritual experience have enabled me to reconnect with why I became a teacher and the greater role it plays in society; it also turned me into a writer. Since I had a difficult time finding reading materials for my middle school students, I ventured with my pen into the world of storytelling. It worked. I discovered the power of reading as goes the title of Stephen Krashen’s book. Now my time spent between teaching and writing. I am excited about what is next to come! It is my hope that the information, activities, resources and ideas shared on this platform will inspire teachers and motivate students to engage fully with the language process and become life-long learners. Please join me in this journey!
12+ Language Learner Novels (print and paper) for your Spanish class! Guidance materials for novels included. La Clase de Confesiones (Spanish 1) This story is dedicated to anyone […]
Cine Colombiano- ¡Qué chévere! This year’s film unit is taking even a steeper climb through the South American Continent.( Click here to see the post about 5 film activities for your class. Most activities are free! ) I’ve added two films to explore cultural themes and social issues while conversing in the […]
La fiesta inolvidable- A Short Story for Spanish 3+; the 5 golden rules of throwing the best party…gone awry.
La fiesta inolvidable: Unforgettable Spanish 2 Novel- activities included! This story is dedicated to all the wanna-a-be party animals! Antonio learns a powerful lesson about throwing parties and following instructions… al pie de la letra. Check out the two chapter preview below. This story comes with a glossary and […]
Click here for your curriculum companions! Check out the reading materials for class: comprehensible, creative and fun! Click on titles to see preview and reviews! La Clase de Confesiones (Spanish […]
Spanish Civil War: Leading with Inquiry- flipping the script with experiential learning in the WL classroom
La Guerra Civil Española- PBLL Style: Comprensible Input Meets Inquiry-based Learning! For those of you Spanish teacher history buffs, I want to say that I am totally a novice when it comes to teaching the Spanish Civil war. Many years ago, I did a Guernica unit for my 7th-grade students […]
The Art of War The Art of War is my unit title for teaching about Guernica. I started this unit a few years ago as a middle school teacher, and now that I am at a high school, it blossomed considerably. Our finale to the Spanish Civil War unit, for […]