HISPANIC CULTURE POSTS
Inside: Spanglish movies and series on Netflix. In the U.S., languages other than English have a way of dying. By the second or third generation, Italians and Swedes had generally lost their native speech, but some speculate Spanish may prove to be the an...read more
Inside: The best Netflix Spain movies. Netflix, with its ever-expanding range of options, has a growing selection of made-in Spain movies and shows. I've got some great titles for you here, whether you're a native speaker or looking to keep up your Spanish skills....read more
Inside: Looking for field trip ideas for Spanish class? Try a food truck day! I am so pleased to share this guest post from Courtney Nygaard at Field Trip Spanish! Instead of trying to take your classes out on a field trip, bring the field trip to you. Getting...read more
Inside: A round-up of Cinco de Mayo activities for the Spanish classroom. Cinco de Mayo is a weird day if you're a Spanish teacher. On the one hand, you might recoil at the mass production of stereotypes: sombreros, margaritas, and moustaches will undoubtedly...read more
Inside: A round-up of classroom iresources for Spanish Easter traditions. La Pascua-- Easter in Spanish-- is a big deal across the Spanish-speaking world, whose history is closely connected to the Catholic church. The month of Lent culminates in Semana Santa, which...read more
Inside: A list of Spanish Valentine's Day songs to use in the Spanish classroom. When it comes to Latin love songs, the possibilities are basically endless. And I mean that quite literally. So Spanish songs are an obvious choice when creating Valentine's Day...read more
Inside: The best Spanish love songs: A Latin Playlist. It's no secret that Spanish is a romantic language-- and no, I don't mean that it's one of the Romance Languages! Rocket Languages says: As one of the world's most widely spoken languages, Spanish tops off our...read more
Inside: Spanish New Year's activities, and links. Coming back to school after the winter break can be rough. Create a lesson or two around New Year’s traditions, and you can kick off the new semester with fun activities centered on Latino culture. As explored in...read more
Inside: A round-up of traditions for New Year's in Spanish. When it comes to Hispanic New Year's traditions, it's all about bringing on the good luck. In most places, the partying begins on New Year's Eve among family or friends, and most of the rituals take place...read more
Inside: My top recommendations for Spanish shows on Netflix. I speak Spanish all day with my kids and as a teacher, but I need good input too! And lucky for me, there are more and more great Spanish shows to watch. Here are a bunch of suggestions (most of which...read more
Inside: How to say Happy Thanksgiving in Spanish, thank you in Spanish, and you're welcome in Spanish. Greetings are one of those things in Spanish: being polite, warm, and expressive is right up there with syntax and grammar. Thanksgiving itself isn't a holiday...read more
Inside: The best classic Spanish songs, with YouTube videos. Some songs run in your veins. They take you home, your heart swells with memories, and maybe you can't help but go grab your dancing shoes. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I've gathered a list of...read more
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