Felíz October! By now we’re well into the school year and happy to be finding new ways to get our students excited about learning and using the Spanish language. This week we’re taking a look at how our Spanish teaching resources (and others we like!) can help you to teach Spanish to children this year.
Are you a subscriber to Rockalingua or have you seen the email about our new Spanish video comics for kids? Well, if you haven’t let me fill you in. Our Rockalingua designers have been working hard to create video comics and printable worksheets for each of our units because we believe that storytelling in the Spanish classroom is one of the strongest tools you have available and we want to help you take advantage of it! Our goal is to have a video comic and printable worksheet for each unit in the next few months. While we’re working on that let’s talk about how you can use Spanish stories for kids and specifically our video comics in your Spanish classroom this year.
¡Hola profesores! Whether you've worked with us before or this is your first school year with Rockalingua, welcome back and we're happy to have you! By now you’re probably getting back in the groove of being in the classroom full time and while your students are adjusting to your new routines we thought we’d do a blog post on one of our favorite resources: flashcards! Flashcards are amazing because they are versatile and cater to many different learning styles, are colorful and eye-catching, can be used to introduce new material or work to practice the language you've already introduced, and they can be used in stages to provide the proper building blocks for learning the Spanish language without overwhelming your students.
As you may already know we've spent all last year developing a Learning Management System (LMS) for Spanish class. Back in June we tested the LMS with a group of teachers and they LOVED it! Teachers said that students were super engaged, working on the tasks they had assigned them, and that differentiated instruction was easily implemented with our LMS since teachers can assign tasks to a whole class or to specific students that might need easier or more chanllenging assignments. Check out this minute and a half video to learn everything about it!
With school out for summer what better way to keep up with Spanish than through videos! Videos are a natural way for learners to interact with the language and if you choose a good one, it doesn’t even feel like you’re learning.
In language learning worksheets can both help and hinder language production. Here are some of our recommendations for how to use them and which ones to use in your Spanish classes with kids.
Whether you’re wrapping up the school year, planning for a summer camp, or already thinking about next year’s Spanish class topics, the months of the year (los meses del año) is one must-have lesson plan for every Spanish teacher. Learning the months of the year is a necessity for all beginning levels (kids to adults) and can be incorporated into class with some of these dynamic ideas.