Music in Spanish Class

This topic is so big that I cannot even do it justice with this post.  I was inspired to use music more several years back (2003!) when I went to a conference put on by the Ozarks Foreign Language Association.  I’ve gotten away from music lately and want to bring it back.  Today I’ve been looking up some Café Tacvba stuff to use with level 1 because they are starting a unit about school.  The music video video “Eres” by Café Tacvba takes place in a school, presumably in Mexico.  I plan to show the song as the unit opener.

Here is a very nice blog by a Spanish teacher:

I love these ideas about using music without a cloze exercise:

A teacher has music videos and handouts for songs she teaches in class:

Very cool site called Lyrics Gaps for students to listen to the music and do a cloze activity:

From the musicuentos blog, her posts that are labeled “music” (latest post is 2011 BTW if you are wanting more current music):

Lessons using songs in Spanish:

A blog with a “canción de la semana”

Blog post by Kristy Placido

3 classroom activities to do with any song

15 ways to use authentic music

What to do with a song in Spanish class

Teach Spanish with authentic music

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4 Responses to Music in Spanish Class

  1. David D. says:

    you might consider adding the song list and ancillaries of Tom Blodgett? to your list. He recorded and sold several items for use in FL (Spanish) classes that I feel are worth investigating and using… Most of which is useful primarily for spanish 1 classes but other levels also…

    Musicapaedia is the name, maybe you can find some links on youtube, etc. but I bought at the california foreign language conference one year.


  2. sragreen says:

    Thanks for the shout out!

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