Learn Spanish on YouTube: A Guide to the Best Channels

Learn Spanish on YouTube: A Guide to the Best Channels

 

Inside: Learn Spanish on YouTube-  a guide to the best videos and channels, for class and at home, from Jennifer Brunk of Spanish Playground

 

When YouTube arrived in 2005, I was teaching at a university in Wisconsin. Overnight, I had access to hours of authentic video at no cost. I started a collection of YouTube videos for Spanish class and marveled at how the platform was going to change language learning.

Fast forward 14 years, and we’re watching 5 billion videos on YouTube every day. There is so much content, the challenge has become finding the right YouTube videos for Spanish class.

So, how do we find what we need? I’ve found it’s essential to keep my objectives in mind. Do I want comprehensible input of specific vocabulary? Or am I looking for examples of a particular grammatical structure? If I am going to share cultural content, I consider whether students will learn more from a video in English.

So, what videos are right for you will depend on your class and goals. Below you’ll find videos I’ve used successfully with students.

 

Learn Spanish on YouTube

 

This post gathers all kinds of amazing video channels and formats, for teachers or those learning Spanish on YouTube. To help you sort through all the options, click on the links to jump to specific sections. To see them ALL, just keep scrolling!

 

Never underestimate the power of a story in learning language! Some of the most effective YouTube videos for Spanish class are shows with characters, setting, and a plot.

 

YouTube Shows for Spanish Learners

 

Story is engaging, but at the same time we don’t want to bombard learners with Spanish that goes over their heads. For novice and intermediate levels, consider shows specifically for learning language.

Buena Gente is a series for novice learners. It is filmed in Mexico and is appropriate for all ages.

 

 

Extra is a language-learning series for middle and high-school students. It was produced from 2002-2004, and there are 13 episodes in Spanish available on many YouTube channels.

 

 

Destinos: An introduction to Spanish is an older series in the style of a telenovela. The 52 episodes are available on many YouTube channels.

 

 

Spanish Cartoons

Animated shows in Spanish appeal to younger learners and can provide fun language exposure in class.

 

Cartoons from Spanish-Speaking Countries

 

Educational cartoons from Latin America and Spain introduce children to culture as well as language. I use short clips of animated shows, and pause the video to build on the images with comments and questions.

Serie Pinchintún is a children’s series from Chile CNTV. It tells stories of Aymara, Mapuche and Rapanui children, showing their homes, games, pets and traditions.

 

 

Pocoyó is a series from Spain, available in Spanish and English. The show is intended for preschool and has a voice over narration. The format works well with older language learners, too.

 

Mundo VEOVEO has children’s programing from Ecuador.

 

 

Mundo Zamba is a TV series from Pakapaka, an educational children’s channel from the Ministry of Education of Argentina.

 

 

 

Spanish Language Versions of Cartoons

 

El Perro y el Gato is an educational television series airing on HBO with episodes available on the HBOLatino YouTube Channel. The program features dialog in Spanish and English, with the characters repeating what they say in both languages.

 

 

El mundo divertido de Peep is the Spanish version of Peep and the Big Wide World. The series teaches science and math to preschoolers and is a fabulous resource for young language learners.

 

 

The Peppa Pig Español Latino YouTube channel has many episodes of Peppa Pig in Spanish, including videos for holidays such as Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas.

 

 

Masha y el Oso is the Spanish version of a popular Russian cartoon series. There are many episodes available on YouTube.

 

 

Spanish Lessons on YouTube

 

If you are looking for direct lessons for beginners, you might want videos teaching specific concepts or limiting their language for beginners. Here are some channels perfect for those who want to learn Spanish on YouTube. 

Señor Jordan has well-done videos that cover popular Spanish topics extensively. He recently began creating storytelling videos that I highly recommend, or you can browse the more traditional topical and grammar-based lessons. 

 

 

Dreaming Spanish is a series of storytelling videos designed for learners. Though they’re immersion-based, they still include lots of visuals and slowed speech to stay comprehensible for learners. 

 

 

Butterfly Spanish is great for those who prefer a traditional route, and want access to videos on very specific topics or themes. These are presented by a native speaker in a lively and understandable way, and give the feel of sitting in an actual class.

 

 

VideoEle is an extensive series that will be helpful to those learning at home, and teachers who want to supplement with YouTube videos in Spanish class. You can find videos by grammar topic, or vocabulary theme. 

 

 

YouTuber Videos in Spanish

 

YouTube videos for Spanish class are an excellent source of authentic language.

 

YouTubers create a connection by speaking directly to their audience. The format is appealing to kids, but if you are looking for YouTube videos for Spanish class, you need to be sure the YouTubers are appropriate.

The Kids Learn Spanish Habla videos feature YouTubers from Mexico and Peru talking about kid-friendly topics. Designed for Spanish learners, these videos are much easier than authentic YouTubers.

 

 

Many kid YouTubers from Latin America also make creative videos that appeal to students. These tweens and young teens talk about their daily lives, play games and do challenges. I’ve found these videos especially useful with heritage speakers. Check out Spanish YouTubers: Videos for Kids by Kids for some of my favorite channels.

 

 

How-To Videos in Spanish

 

YouTube videos for Spanish class can incorporate hands-on learning with drawing or craft tutorials.

 

How-to videos let you combine authentic language with hands-on learning. In particular, drawing tutorials and videos of crafts model activities you can do in class or at home to learn Spanish on YouTube.

Try drawing tutorials like the ones from Dibujin Dibujado and Dibujo Fácil para Niños. Students hear lots of language in context, and it is reinforced as they draw along. I choose simple drawings and pause and rewind to let students hear instructions again and have time to draw.

 

 

 

Craft tutorials list the materials students are going to use, and then show a step-by-step process. I look for short videos of simple crafts from channels like DonLuNatic from Spain.

 

 

Cultural YouTube Videos for Spanish Class

 

YouTube videos for Spanish class introduce students to culture as well as language.

One of the best uses of YouTube videos for Spanish class is to share images of cultural content such as places, celebrations, sports, food, and dance.

If you are teaching a specific topic or event, it is always worth doing a YouTube search in Spanish to find authentic video. You can show a short clip with the original audio, then pause or turn off the volume and comment to create comprehensible input with key vocabulary.

 

Holidays and Festivals

 

Try YouTube videos to show students images of cultural celebrations such as Día de los Muertos, la Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Sevilla or La Tomatina de Buñol.

 

 

Geography and the Environment

 

You can also introduce students to places with documentaries and travel videos. For example, try the short public service announcements from the Mexican Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales to share the biodiversity of Mexico.

Videos in English are also an excellent source of content about different places. National Geographic Kids has a YouTube series called Are We There Yet, with episodes about Latin American countries. These videos are a fabulous introduction to specific topics like the pyramids of Mexico, llamas in Peru or the cloud forest of Ecuador.

 

 

Streaming YouTube Videos in Schools

 

YouTube is free because publishers advertise. However, we want to focus our students’ attention on the content we have selected, not compete with ads. Although there are third party apps to download YouTube videos for Spanish class, they violate Google’s terms of service.

YouTube Premium is one way to eliminate advertising and download videos. Another solution is Edpuzzle. Edpuzzle uses YouTube’s embedded player, and lets you choose the part of a video you want to show. You can also add questions and comments to create an interactive lesson.

 

 

Streaming Video with Netflix

 

No service rivals YouTube for user-created content or quantity of authentic media. However, Netflix offers a wide range of high quality shows in Spanish and has excellent options for the classroom.

To get started, check out the Best Spanish Cartoons and Shows on Netflix and these Spanish Movies for Kids.

 

Teaching Spanish with Video

 

Use these strategies to make the most of YouTube videos for Spanish class.

 

YouTube videos for Spanish class are a fabulous resource, but the videos are only one piece of the puzzle. Teaching effectively with video takes planning and technique. Check out Spanish Mama’s excellent article on How to Use Videos to Teach Spanish for specific tips for your classroom.

People all over the world continue to add video to YouTube at an astounding rate, and it takes sorting and planning to use it well, whether in the classroom or to learn Spanish on YouTube on your own. However, the payoff is enormous as we expose students to authentic Spanish and offer them a window to the world.  

 

What other channels would you recommend for using in class or to learn Spanish on YouTube? Let us know in the comments below.

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Channels to Learn Spanish on YouTube

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Love and Friendship Songs for Kids in Spanish

Love and Friendship Songs for Kids in Spanish

Inside: Friendship songs in Spanish for kids and songs about love. 

If you need some songs for Valentine’s Day in Spanish class, there are tons of Valentin’s song options for older Spanish students. (After all… Spanish love songs are famous for their sentiment!) For younger students, it’s best to have some options that focus on friendship and family. Today I’ve got some fun options your little ones will love!

 

Valentine’s and Friendship Songs in Spanish for Kids

 

1. Mi Corazoncito

 

The language may be complicated for beginners, but even little ones will enjoy the chorus in this song, which lends itself to movement and dancing along! Good for teaching the word “corazón.”

 

 

2. Te Quiero

 

I love this sweet song from Fun for Spanish Teachers, which uses simple phrases to teach “te quiero” and “tú eres mi corazón.”  Perfect for novice learners!

 

 

3. Skidamarink

 

Skidamarink is highly comprehensible with a slow pace, and teaches the phrase “te quiero” in the sweet context of animal friends. 

 

 

4. Tiburones de San Valentín

 

If your kids are nuts over Tiburón Bebé like mine are, they will love this one with a Valentine’s twist! You can introduce all sorts of phrases like “querido,” “te amo,” and “Feliz San Valentín” through the comprehensible lyrics as well.

 

 

5. Mis Amigos

 

These lyrics are more advanced, but it does have lots of repetitions of “mis amigos”! The animation is also nice for talking about what friends can do together. 

 

 

6. Día del amor y la amistad

 

Here’s a bilingual song that introduces what Valentine’s day is all about. 

 

 

7. Mi Mascota, Mi Amigo

 

If you want to talk about animal friends and pets, here’s your song! My kids reacted a little to the kids kissing their pets, so that’s your call, but the song is easy to follow for kids. 

 

 

8. Amiguito, Baila Conmigo

 

Although the lyrics don’t say much about friendship, this is a fun song that teaches a dance between friends and review lots of movement and direction words. 

 

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2019 Printable Calendar in Spanish

2019 Printable Calendar in Spanish

Inside: Calendario para imprimir 2019 / printable 2019 calendar in Spanish, plus bilingual chore cards for kids. 

Ready or not, 2019 is here! I’ve got some fun printables to kick off the new year, and get organized. I have a few more coming, too– I didn’t manage to squeeze everything in yet, so keep an eye out for some additions to this post later in the week.

 

Calendarios Para Imprimir 2019

 

Calendario verde y azul 2019 

 

Here are some weekly planning sheets to help organize your week with intention:

 

 

 

 

One of my goals this year is getting my kids (4 an 6) into a better routine with chores, and with more independence in their own daily routines. I made these little bilingual chore chards for them, and thought you might be able to use them too. I tried to stay neutral with the phrasing since these terms can vary across Spanish-speaking countries!

For parents learning Spanish along with their kids, having these cards around can also be a handy way to work Spanish into your daily routines. These cards all start with a verb, and for most of them you can simply put a key phrase in front:

Vamos a…. (Let’s… or We’re going to…)

Tienes que… (You have to…)

Necesitas… (You need too…)

For the verbs that end with “se,” you’ll need to change it to “te” when speaking to your child. To use the card that says “lavarse la boca,” for example, you would say “Tienes que lavarte la boca.”

**Please note– the chore cards have a few repetitions, for things that you might do both morning and night.**

 

 

Chore cards in Spanish

Chore cards in English 

 

 

Hope these are helpful to you as you get into a routine for 2019!

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Carta a Los Reyes Magos: Free Printable and Activities

Carta a Los Reyes Magos: Free Printable and Activities

Inside: Printable Carta a Los Reyes Magos, and resources for teaching about Los Tres Reyes.

While children in the U.S. and other countries are busy writing to Santa, other children are addressing their letters to Los Reyes Magos: the three wisemen who visited baby Jesus. They’ll leave their shoes out, along with straw and water, and wake up the next morning expecting a gift. Where is this tradition from, and what does it involve?

 

Los Reyes Magos

 

The story of three kings visiting the Christ child stretches back 2,000 years. According to the gospel of Matthew, several Magi from the East made the journey to bring the newborn king three royal gifts– gold, frankincense, and myrrh– following a strange star that had appeared in the sky. 

Since then, Western Church tradition has recorded them as Balthasar (king of Arabia), Melchior (king of Persia), and Gaspar (king of India). Catholic traditions such as those in Spain use these names, though Syrian and Eastern churches record other names.

 

Reyes Magos

 

Many Christians celebrate Los Reyes Magos on Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas, which falls on January 6th. Many families in the Spanish-speaking world leave their Christmas tree up until Epiphany, and have the tradition of children receiving gifts that day. January 5th is a day of parades, in which the Three Kings are reenacted as the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, throwing sweets to people watching in the streets.

In many places, children write letters to the Tres Reyes Magos in anticipation of Epiphany. The night of January 5th, they leave their shoes by the fireplace, doors, or windows. Many families leave food for the Magi, as well as straw and water for the camels, or a box of greens. During the night, the Magi will travel the world and leave gifts. When kids wake up in the morning, they find presents (sometimes wrapped, sometimes candy or money) where they left their shoes. Sometimes they also find that the food has been nibbled at, or even disappeared!

 

Roscón de Reyes

 

In some parts of the world (including Spain and Mexico), families eat a ring-shaped cake with candied fruit on top, and sometimes cream in the middle. The fruit represents the jewels from the Reyes Magos, and inside are two hidden objects: a faba bean, and figurine (in some parts, it’s a king, or Magi, in others it’s a different figure). The person who find the figurine in their slice gets crowned king or queen of the day. The unlucky person who gets the bean has to pay for the roscón!

Roscón de Reyes

 

 

Activities for Los Reyes Magos

 

To learn more about the traditions surrounding the Reyes Magos, I’ve got a round-up of resources below, to help you teach about them in the classroom or at home.

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Books About Día de Los Reyes

 

Here are some suggestions for learning about the Reyes Magos through picture books in Spanish. Remember that if you are working with Spanish learners and the text is too advanced, you can do a “book talk”– simply narrating the text in more comprehensible language. 

Cartas
a Los Reyes Magos

 

If you’d like to write a letter to the Reyes Magos, I’ve got some fun templates for different ages and learners. They include editable versions, so you can adjust to the proficiency levels of your students. Click here or on the image to download the set!

If you have students who can learn about religion in the context of culture, but feel uncomfortable “participating” in a religious holiday with something like a letter, the set includes a more neutral reflection on the past year for older students. 

Carta a Los Reyes Magos

Crafts and Ideas

 

Preschool/Elementary:

 

Make Paper Shoes for Three Kings’ Day from Mundo de Pepita

Slideshare Presentation on Los Reyes Magos

Mini-Bundle on The Three Kings in Spanish from Monarca Language

 

Middle/High School:

 

Video and Text on Los Reyes Magos from Si Quieres Aprender

 

Intermediate Article in Spanish about Los Tres Reyes Magos from Veinte Mundos

Presentation, Games, and Activities Based on Reyes Magos Video from Elena Lopez

Cultural Activities: El Día de los Reyes Magos reading and game from the Comprehensible Classroom

Reading Activities Using Tweets about Los Reyes Magos from For the Love of Spanish

 
 
Sudoku on Día de Reyes from Comprendes Mendez SpanishShop
 

Infographs

 

Try this adorable and comprehensible infograph from Mundo de Pepita, perfect for a younger crowd, or these options:

Credit: Horacero

Credit: Notimex

Videos

 

Here are some videos that show different traditions and the story behind the Magi, for different ages and proficiency levels.

 

Cute & quick silent video showing a children leaving his shoes out:

 

Dora salva el día de los Reyes Magos:

 

Comprehensible news clip on Los Tres Reyes (heads up that one of the kings uses blackface to represent one king–this is a controversial practice that people are now bringing attention to, and I would at least discuss it):

 

News clip on Día de Los Reyes, with lots of interviews with kids:

 

Spanish family explains the differences between celebrations in the US and Spain:

 

Video showing a family’s preparations in Puerto Rico:

 

How Julie from Mundo de Pepita introduces Los Reyes Magos to her elementary students:

 

“La Otra Carta,” a sweet commercial about kids writing letters to the three kings:

 

Traditional song “Llegaron Ya Los Reyes Tres” with traditional Andean Music:

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Spanish Christmas Books for Kids

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 page or chapter of each on Christmas Eve. Every year she’d get choked up in the same parts, and even my dad would tear up on the last page of classics like A Certain Small Shepherd and The 24 Days Before Christmas.

We rolled our eyes at our sentimental parents, of course. But of course, here I am with kids of my own, boo-hooing my way through sweet books too. Now that I’ve got bilingual kids, I’ve been on the hunt for Christmas books in Spanish, so I can carry on the family traditions with our own bilingual, bicultural twist. 

In this post I’m sharing my favorite titles in Spanish, and would love to hear your suggestions as well! For more book lists and suggestions, be sure to see my Spanish children’s books page. 

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Christmas Spanish Books for Kids

 

Spanish Christmas books

 

 

Christmas Traditions

 

El Niño Espíritu by John Bierhorst and Barbara Cooney
(Mexico)

The nativity story, as told by Spanish missionaries to the Aztecs and one that dates back to the 16th century. Cooney is an award-winning illustrator who brings the story to life with period illustrations.

Feliz Nochebuena, Feliz Navidad by Maricel Presilla
(Cuba, Puerto Rico)

A tour of the author’s Christmas memories from growing up in the Caribbean, centered on the delicious food and recipes, and the people who made them. 

¡Ya Llegan los Reyes Magos! by Georgina Lazaro

A beautiful book that introduces traditions surroundings Los Reyes Magos, from a child’s perspective. 

The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Though this one isn’t in Spanish, Tomie dePaola stories and paintings are just irresistible. This story tells about a small town’s procession of Las Posadas. Mystery and miracle follow, to save the posadas on Christmas night.  

 

Contemporary Christmas Stories

 

¡Qué Montón de Tamales! by Gary Soto
(Mexico)

As María helps her mother in their family tradition of making tamales for nochebuena, she tries on her mother’s ring. It slips off and gets lost in the mountains off masa they are preparing! María enlists the help of her cousins to eat all the tamales and find it.

La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story by Antonio Sacre
(Cuba, Miami)

This year, Nina leaves behind a snowy landscape to spend Christmas with her grandmother in Miami– where it’s hot and humid. There, she learns about another side of Christmas, full of new food, dancing, music and family.

El Árbol de Navidad by Alma Flor Ada

A family decorates their Christmas tree together, as told by rhyming cumulative text with each added ornament. I love the folk illustrations in the story as well. 

Arturo and the Navidad Birds by Anne Broyles
(Central America)

Arturo is visiting his grandmother, and she tells him the story behind each ornament as they decorate together. When Arturo accidentally breaks a bird ornament, he is filled with guilt and tries to make another. A sweet bilingual story that won second place in the International Latino Book Awards for picture books.

 

Translated Classics

 

Los renos rebeldes de Navidad by Jan Brett

We love Jan Brett at our house, and I was so excited to see this one in Spanish! She retells a Ukranian folk tale in Spanish in this gorgeous book, about a young girl in charge of Santa’s reindeer. 

¡Cómo el Grinch robó la Navidad! by Dr. Seuss

It’s hard to get more classic than the Grinch for Christmas, and now you can enjoy this story in Spanish!

El Árbol de Navidad del Señor Viladomat by Robert Barry

Señor Viladomat has accidentally bought a tree that is too big for his house. What he does with the chopped-off end part brings Christmas cheer to many neighbors, both animal and human

La Navidad del Camioncito Azul by Alice Schertle

Everybody’s favorite little blue truck is back for Navidad, with a counting-Christmas-trees twist. 

 

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

(Mexico)

Written in English, this recounts the Mexican folktale behind the poinsettia (or flor de la Nochebuena), and Holy Night. As always with dePaola, gorgeous paintings vividly accompany the story set against a group of children waiting for Christmas. 

There are several other versions available for this classic folk tale:

El Regalo de La Flor de Nochebuena retold by Pat Mora

Milagro de la Flor de Nochebuena retold by Brian Cavanaugh

Zetta the Poinsettia by Alma Hammond

 

Bilingual or English Books

 

Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano

A bilingual introduction to Jose Feliciano’s classic songs, with lift-up flaps for little fingers. 

El Mejor Regalo del Mundo: La Leyenda de la Vieja Belen by Julia Alvarez

(Dominican Republic)

Julia Alvarez is one of my favorite Latina authors, and you won’t want to miss this delightful bilingual re-telling of the Dominican folk character La Vieja Belen. 

Tres Reyes Mago: Colors – Colores by Patty Rodriguez

This sweet and simple board book introduces colors to kids in the context of the Christmas story. 

The Santero’s Miracle by Rudolfo Anaya
(New Mexico)

This bilingual story takes place in a small village, where Andrés is visiting his grandpa. When a big snow hits, Andres worries his family won’t be able to join them for Christmas. A sweet story of a surprise miracle and family. 

Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano

A sweet story about a roast too big to fit into Mami’s oven. What started as a simple cooking problem ends up being an opportunity for the neighborhood to come together and spread the Christmas spirit. 

Twas’ Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

A retelling of The Night Before Christmas that introduces the tradition of Nochebuena, along with Christmas vocabulary in Spanish:

’Twas Nochebuena and all through our casa

every creature was kneading tamale masa

N is for Navidad by Susan Middleton Elya

A bilingual alphabet book that introduces different Latino Christmas traditions and words. 

A Piñata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora

El Regalo de Navidad by Francisco Jiménez
(US – Immigration Theme)

Renowned author Francisco Jiménez recounts one Christmas from his childhood, the year in which all he wanted was a red ball. His parents explain that they have no money, and are on the constant move. A poignant surprise waits for us in this tale.

El Hombrecito de Mazapán by Louise Martin

The classic tale of the gingerbread boy, told in Spanish. 

A Doll for Navidades by Esmeralda Santiago

The author recounts one childhood Christmas when all she wanted was a doll, in this heartwarming story about love and family. 


 

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The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Teacher Gifts

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 for every budget.

Teachers work SO hard, and appreciation goes along way. You don’t have to spend any money (those handwritten notes often get treasured for years), but a thoughtful gift really can lift our hard-working teachers’ spirits. 

Some of these suggestions are things any teacher would love, and some are specific to Spanish teachers. I’m going to say this right away: I am one of those people who loves gift cards. They make me feel so pampered, and don’t have to be pricey– a $5 card for coffee is huge treat. You can’t go wrong with a card for coffee, Amazon, Target, or Teacher Pay Teachers. Trust me.

Okay, but let’s say you’re here looking for actual gift ideas! Here are a bunch of ideas. This list is female-heavy, but I’ve tried including ideas that include a wide range of interests and tastes. Let me know if you have some great ideas I missed (especially tips for guy teachers)!

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Spanish Teachers gift guide

 

Spanish Teacher Gifts $10 And Under

 

1. Office Supplies

 

Teachers often spend their own money, especially in the second half of the year as supplies get used up. If you can, find out what they need, or even consider including a gift receipt. Pro tip: you really can’t go wrong with Flair Pens when gifting a teacher (or possibly anyone).

2. Desk Stash

 

Almost every teacher stashes snacks and little pick-me-ups in their desk! Be sure to check on food allergies before deciding what snack to give.

2. Stamps

 

Help that teacher make grading and feedback on papers more efficient with these stamps in Spanish.

3. Lanyards or Key Fobs

 

This one’s a super-practical choice to help busy teachers keep track of their keys or ID. Choose from a variety of options for a fun gift or stocking stuffer.

5. Travel Gear

 

If your favorite Spanish teacher is a frequent jet-setter, something travel-related would definitely be appreciated. Try something practical that adds style for a gift that’s sure to used often.

Spanish Teacher Gifts $20 And Under

 

1. Room Decor

 

Meaningful poster and decor items that go beyond moustaches and sombreros are another great gift for teachers. (As long as you recognize it’s their room, and can display/use the items as they want!) Here are some tasteful suggestions that should be durable and outlast room changes and moves.

2. Apparel

 

You can’t go wrong with gifts for Spanish teachers, made by Spanish teachers! A pair of earring, a tote, or T-shirt would be very appreciated. Here are some favorites, but be sure to browse the whole Tapas for Two Gifts Store for more.

3. Jewelry

 

Chances are your Spanish teacher studied abroad, traveled, or was born in another country. Give a super-special piece of jewelry connected to that place, or a geography-themed piece. These examples are gorgeous!

Spanish Teacher Gifts $30 And Under

 

1. Travel Mugs

 

Truthfully, most teachers receive an overabundance of mugs. But travel mugs are completely different category! These are perfect for teachers who leave their houses at the crack of dawn on cold winter mornings.

3. Water Bottles

 

Like coffee travel mugs, water bottles are always welcome. (They’re constantly getting lost, too, so you can’t have too many!) Of course, they don’t have to say cute things in Spanish– any quality water bottles would be a nice gift.

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