El día de Acción de Gracias

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A sample Spanish activity to celebrate Thanksgiving in class

If you teach in the U.S. or Canada, you’ll sure want your students to talk about Thanksgiving in the days before the holiday. El día de Acción de Gracias is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. In the Spanish-speaking countries? Your students will ask. Well, not really. But Puerto Rico does celebrate it. Here are some great Thanksgiving … Read More

Día de Muertos

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Link to a post with Spanish videos and activities about Day of the Dead

It takes place on 1 and 2 November, and it’s one of the most famous celebrations in the world.Even more since Disney produced Coco, not only an awesome movie but a magnificent way to integrate culture in a fun story for all audiences. So… how do we celebrate Day of the Dead in our Spanish classes? Here are some ideas!1 … Read More

Halloween

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A Halloween Spanish activity called Una historia de miedo

No, Halloween is not a Hispanic celebration. But if you teach in the U.S., or in any country where students are really into the Halloween spirit, this is a great opportunity to have a different class. A class with ghosts. And witches. And zombies. Take a look at these resources and get ready for a spooky and fun class!1 Scary … Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month banner

Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It is a time for Americans who identify as Latino or Hispanic to celebrate and share traditions. It is also a month to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States. If you teach in the U.S. this … Read More

Los primeros días de clase: nivel intermedio y avanzado

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An extract of an activity to help students introduce themselves

This is our second post about what to do on the first days of class. If your students don’t speak any Spanish, you should start with this article.If they’re in Spanish 2 and above (intermediate or advanced) here are some ideas about what we do in our classes:Some things are going to be pretty much the same for all levels: … Read More

Los primeros días de clase

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A map showing the Spanish-speaking countries

Avoid just getting straight to content. Are you familiar with that sentence? Our Admin keeps saying it all the time in the final days before school starts. But we teach Spanish. If we can’t go straight to content… What do we do? Wait a week to start using the target language? That doesn’t make sense. Here are some ideas and … Read More

Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo illustration featuring two dancers

We love Cinco de Mayo as a great opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture. We’re sure these resources will help you have a wonderful class!1 Cocina fácil: el guacamole (Lesson – Spanish 2 and up) Would you like your students to prepare some authentic Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo? Even if there aren’t any cooking facilities you could use, your … Read More

Día Internacional del Libro (23 abril)

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Isabel Allende

There are many reasons to celebrate World Book Day in the Spanish class, since there’s a strong connection between reading and learning a language. In addition to that, students might want to know that the date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (as well as William … Read More

Día de la Tierra (22 abril)

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Warm-up activity: what belongs to the yellow container?

Earth Day (El Día de la Tierra) is celebrated annually on 22 April. It’s a great opportunity to talk in class about the environment and ways to protect it. Here are some resources that will help you have a great, and green, lesson:1 Reduce, reutiliza, recicla (Lesson – Spanish 1 and up) A full lesson (warm-up activity, worksheets, video and … Read More