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Where have all the language teachers gone?

This year we have a new Spanish teacher position, and have had almost no applicants. To be honest, when I got my job at this school 5 years ago, I think it’s because of the same situation; they hired the … Continue reading

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Remedios Varo

The Spanish-born Mexican artist Remedios Varo is my current fascination, and I’m trying to see how I can make her the subject of a lesson. I learned about her from a reading the the textbook Temas, but I find the reading … Continue reading

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Como agua para chocolate

I have been using the first chapter of the book and the film in a unit about food for my pre-AP Spanish students. I first read the book while I was in college and saw the film when it came out in … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning and Languages

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been working with pre-service teachers, and I find myself digging through my resources from when I taught Spanish at the lower levels in order to give my student teachers strategies to add … Continue reading

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I’ve had a few pre-service teachers doing observation hours and student teaching with me the last few years, and I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can mentor them in the best way possible. I want to dedicate this … Continue reading

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Chilean New Song Movement

Here is a post of notes. I have not developed any of this into lesson plans as of yet, but hope to do so one day. 🙂 The film “No” starring Gael García Bernal http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2059255/ Top 10 Chilean protest songs http://soundsandcolours.com/articles/chile/top-10-chilean-protest-songs-28270/ Los … Continue reading

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My pre-AP and AP Spanish course syllabi

Here are my syllabi for pre-AP and AP Spanish Language and Culture from last year. They have this year’s date, but I am having to cut out and re-arrange some things because the schedule this year has shorter class periods. … Continue reading

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Teaching materials created by others

It’s the time of the school year where we are finishing the first semester on the fumes of the energy we had in August or September, and may be eyeing next semester with some apprehension. While I am a big … Continue reading

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Acentos perdidos

Estoy un poco obsesionada con un movimiento que promueve el uso correcto del la ortografía en español, y las tildes en particular. Todo comenzó con el siguiente comercial de Sprite que encontré en Internet mientras planeaba una lección sobre la … Continue reading

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Ernesto “Che” Guevara: ¿Héroe revolucionario?

After my students watch the film “Diarios de motocicleta” I want them to debate Che Guevara’s place in history. Here are the resources I found so far for planning the post-viewing activities. The film paints a more positive, idealistic impression … Continue reading

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