Get them up and moving!

Get them up and moving!

June 07, 2019

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Ver viernes...binge watch television shows for input in your classroom

Ver viernes...binge watch television shows for input in your classroom

April 28, 2019

Using Netflix is a great way to engage students with authentic, target language input.  We use it weekly, and we think you should, too!

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Get Your Life Back:  assessing interpersonal speaking tasks

Get Your Life Back: assessing interpersonal speaking tasks

April 05, 2019

Assessment makes some teachers cringe...it also means grading.  Here are some things to remember when designing your assessment protocol.

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MesaMima’s top 5 ways to do the Interpretive Task

MesaMima’s top 5 ways to do the Interpretive Task

March 29, 2019

Five (ok, seven, but whatever) ways to vary the interpretive task, so you can focus on interpretation, inferences, and predictions, and LESS on literal comprehension.

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You Can't Beat Student Travel

You Can't Beat Student Travel

March 08, 2019

Our yearly student travel is the ultimate hands-on, learning-in-practice, chemistry-labs-ain’t-got-nothing-on-this, learning experience for our kids.

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Stay in the target language 90% of the time...or more!

Stay in the target language 90% of the time...or more!

March 01, 2019

Staying 90% in the Target Language isn't easy, but it's crucial.  Here is some support to get you there.

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Heads-up: a favorite interactive game

February 10, 2019

A SUPER fun game to promote vocabulary, interpersonal interaction and circumlocution in your classroom.

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Is your interpersonal task truly an interpersonal task?

Is your interpersonal task truly an interpersonal task?

February 03, 2019

Guidelines to ensure that your interpersonal task is truly an interpersonal task.

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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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