3 Trendy & Timely Expressions to teach ASAP!

I’ve always looked for ways to incorporate new target language sayings and idiomatic expressions in class. They feel more fun than the higher function phrases we use more regularly and students love the reaction they get from using them with native speakers. In fact, according to ACTFL performance descriptors, the ability to recognize and use some idiomatic expressions is a sign of an Intermediate language learner. Advanced learners would be able to handle even less common expressions. So, when considering a new phrase… I like to look to current culture to find out what’s trending in music or social media or any other current source. Here are three I’ve seen a lot of lately that you may want to use right away in class!

Let’s talk about Halloween.

Let’s talk about Halloween.

When I was living in Spain, there were many times that I needed to explain my traditions and products because they did not know about them. It always helped when I could compare it to something they were familiar with… (Well, it’s kind of like… but...
Music Unit

Music Unit

“Latin Grammy Show” (November), “Premio lo nuestro” on Univision (February) or any other TL award show can be the focus of the never-ending music unit. Most units about music and entertainment are endless! I found it difficult to narrow this in...