Ahhh...Parents

Ahhh...Parents

January 31, 2019

Just a little frontloading and explanation will help parents understand why you're not speaking English in Spanish class.

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JENGA...a comprehensible input game???

JENGA...a comprehensible input game???

January 25, 2019

Use Jenga as an engaging, Comprehensible Input game!

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Erase Inglés: Increase your students' use of Spanish in class every single day.

November 23, 2018

Literally erase inglés to inspire more Target Language use in your class.

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Teaching Spanish grammar

Where'd my grammar go?

October 17, 2018

Thematic teaching doesn't mean that our students don't learn grammar, it just means that the focus shifts to communicating about content, in real world contexts, using acquired language.

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10 things to pack for your trip to Peru

10 things to pack for your trip to Peru

October 12, 2018

Your trip to Peru will be unforgettable.  Just don't forget these things, in order to have a great trip.  These are some of the things that made our trip so special that we decided to take students back.

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Top 10 ways to make your students TRAVELERS and not TOURISTS

Top 10 ways to make your students TRAVELERS and not TOURISTS

October 03, 2018

Travelers and tourists are definitely different people.  These are a few great ways to train them to be open-minded and ready to discover.

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tortilla de patata...the best hot potato there is, next to this low prep game!

La Patata Caliente - an Interpersonal Game

August 03, 2018

A game that's low prep, active, interpersonal AND has structured input? Sí, porfa.

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Confidently communicating with someone who doesn't speak her language!

Gol or Goal?

August 03, 2018

We had no ACTUAL goal for our students, until we figured out what EACH of our students needed.

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Daily Calendar - Spend a little time now, save tons of time later

Daily Calendar - Spend a little time now, save tons of time later

March 02, 2018

Using a daily calendar with your students may take a few minutes at the beginning of class, but you'll save TONS of time later.

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Escalofríos

Escalofríos

December 16, 2017

Brainwash grammatical errors out of your students to avoid escalofríos...and make connections with your kids every day.

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Confronting the Elephant in the Room:  Second Language Acquisition

Confronting the Elephant in the Room: Second Language Acquisition

November 18, 2017

Second Language Acquisition is a huge part of what we do, but it is the part that is the least understood.

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Keep them in the Target Language: La vela de conversar

Keep them in the Target Language: La vela de conversar

September 13, 2017

"Burning the candle" takes on new meaning as it helps your students stay in the target language...even at the novice level!

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