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School Gardens & Naturalistic Learners
Spring has sprung! Ok, well it has for most of us. (Sorry to those of you in the tundra-like...
Bringing the “Kitipun” craze into class
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Be MORE productive and LESS stressed
Are you overwhelmed with all there is to do? (Grades, new preps, student recommendations, car...
Give Me It! – A Game for Increasing the TL
This time of year can be a bit challenging to keep them in the target language. Snow days, school...
Here's a quick interpretive inference activity that can be for ANY grade level, ANY language and...
Motivation low? Try this for a quick pick-me-up!
January and February can be tough months to teach. It's cold, the holiday fun is over, then mix...
Teaching that “Health” unit? Remember, it’s MORE than what we eat!
This is the time of year when you hear a lot of talk about being healthy. 21-day cleanses,...
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!
7 new holiday commercials (about more than just gifts)
Here are our favorite Spanish-language ads from the 2018 holiday season. Whether you show them all...
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