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Spanish has spilled into every part of my life.
That’s why this site has a little bit of everything: from preschool to high school, from students at school to my kids at home.

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D oes the tired refrain “I took three years of Spanish and can’t speak a word” make you crazy? Do you want MORE?

Bienvenido. This site is for you.

I assumed I’d always belong to the “three years and nothing” crowd. But living in Peru, the magic happened: I began to speak Spanish. I fell in love with the culture, the language, and my Peruvian husband.

I knew I wanted my kids to grow up bilingual, for my students to feel the same magic I did. It’s not been easy, but there’s good news! That MORE? It’s possible. Not because I’m a master teacher, and not because you have to be one. You just need to be in touch with the good stuff: wisdom from those farther down the road, and resources packed with living language. You’re busy teaching; let me dig it all up for you and share it here.

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5 Reading Activities for Spanish Class

Inside: Reading Activities for Spanish Class, from Ashley Mikkelsen at Srta. Spanish.    This year, I’ve been working hard to shift my mindset away from grammar-focused instruction to providing my students with more comprehensible input. (Check out this post for a...

Spanish Christmas Books for Kids

Inside: Christmas Spanish books for kids.   When I was growing up, my mom created little Christmas traditions we kept up for years. One of them was "the book basket." We had a stack of annual favorites, and she would read a little bit from each one, finishing the last...

The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Teacher Gifts

Inside: Ideas for meaningful Spanish teacher gifts.    Are you looking for ideas to spoil your favorite Spanish teacher? Whether you're a student, coworker, friend, or significant other, spoil your favorite Spanish teacher, I've got you covered with ideas...


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