Finding good authentic videos for class can consume hours of planning time. Here are two gems I found this month that I can’t wait to try in class.
1. Fox News Latino has a whole site of videos and stories. Most are in English, but they show so much culture. I’m thinking these would be good for warmups, stations, extra time at end of class, homework, or inspiration for a project. I searched “Hispanic Heritage Month” to get to the archives. Next year, I will probably use these for Hispanic Heritage Month to create some connections before we decorate the bulletin board.
2. RTVE.es is a website from Spain that has a page called “Españoles en el mundo” with videos of people from all over AND they are speaking in Spanish! I’m thinking these will be good for some listening assessments. Thanks Yanay F. for sharing the link with us!
How will you use these sites?
Do you have other sites (especially in other languages) you like to use?
I am your fan! thanks a lot!
Great sites, thank you. A problem though: when I clicked on the video it said that they had to be blocked because of contractual reasons.
Anyway around that?
Are you talking about the rtve.es site? I don’t know how to fix that. Maybe adjust your security settings? Maybe it has something to do with us being in a different country? I have found a few that have told me that, but I just choose another. Anyone else know?
You can search españoles en el mundo on Youtube and find entire episodes. There is also a show called madrileños en el mundo as well.
Thanks so much! This is so helpful!
Good resources, Kara… We need to help each other! I don’t teach level two but if I see an article that would work for a topic I don’t teach I try to share with our new (awesome) teacher so she has a reading activity or assessment! It’s always nice to find readings and videos BEFORE your unit begins so you can plan your unit around the authentic resources!
Thanks for the resources! In addition, PBS recently had an excellent series on Latinos in the US. Here is a link to the site: http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/es/ . It’s an amazing series! I haven’t had a chance to look through them all, but you can stream some episodes. I’ve caught bits and pieces of them on the tele. Whole histories I never knew. Excellent resource!
Thanks! I want to check that out too. 🙂
Españoles en el mundo came to Kentucky a couple of years ago and followed a Spanish teacher who’s up in Maysville named Lucía. I met her while I was student teaching. I saw that program while I was teaching in Spain, but I never thought they would come to Kentucky!
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Have you ever seen the documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom”? It follows NYC 5th Graders as they prepare for a ballroom dance competition (the course is a 10 week requirement there). The feature school is in a Dominican neighborhood in North Manhattan called Washington Heights. I taught there during my first four years of teaching (during the year when this show was filmed, coincidentally, but in a different school). The film is entertaining and a great look at Dominican culture in the U.S. It’s mostly in English, but there is a lot of Spanish scattered throughout in the conversations with families. The kids love the Merengue.
(I checked it out from the public library for free.) 🙂
Both sites work for me!
Anyone have any good listening activites for the School chapter? I’m looking for both Spanish listening and culture. Thanks.