Inside: Teaching Spanish videos and demos.
Here’s the ideal PD situation for Spanish teachers: our school pays for us to attend amazing conferences. We pack our bags, hop onto a plane or into a car, and away we go!
That’s really the best way to collaborate and grow. However…. some of us can’t make it work. Geography, family responsibilities, finances, etc., keep us from making it happen. Maybe you’re just looking to dip your toes into some new techniques for next year.
In my own journey towards teaching to proficiency, it was helpful to read about how other teachers were delivering comprehensible input. It was really helpful to see it in action. As part of my teaching Spanish textbook-free series, this post should help you visualize what teaching can look like without that textbook. The switch can be scary, but it might be more natural than you think!
In this post, I’ve gathered videos that give us a peek into language classrooms from all over, using different techniques that deliver comprehensible input to students of all ages. If you’ve switched to teaching to proficiency, but have colleagues who aren’t sure about it, this collection may be a good place to start.
I also have quite a few parents who are teaching their kids at home, or forming groups to learn Spanish together. If that’s you and you’re wondering where to start, this is a great place to gather ideas.
Before we jump in, I just want to give a huge shout-out to all the amazing teachers who have created video of their classes. It’s not easy, and it makes you vulnerable to all the haters out there in the interwebs. (Not gonna happen here- only thoughtful/supportive comments allowed.) I’ve included a variety of teachers so you get a broad sense of what’s going on in everyday classrooms.
Some of teachers featured here have extensive video collections on YouTube, and I encourage you to click over to their channels and blogs, to learn more.
TEACHING SPANISH VIDEOS AND DEMOS
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TPRS® AND STORYTELLING
I wasn’t able to embed this video from Martina Bex demonstrating a first day virtual/hybrid class, but you can click on the YouTube link here.
Jon Cowart demonstrates TPR gestures.
A special person interview from Cyber Profe, with helpful notes.
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PERSONALIZED QUESTION AND ANSWER
Julie from Mundo de Pepita demonstrates a “question of the day” with third grade students.
Tina Hardgaden demonstrates calendar talk with a novice class. (One of many videos!)
MovieTalk demo from Mike Coxon, TPRS teacher.
EXAMPLES OF ONE WORD IMAGE
EXAMPLES OF WRITE AND DISCUSS
Señora Chase demos write and discuss, with a blog post.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN TEACHING SPANISH VIDEOS
Julie from Mundo de Pepita sets up expectations for sitting properly (top) and raising hands (bottom) with elementary students.
More videos from Julie that show setting up classroom routines (top) and call-and-responses (bottom) with young learners.
TEACHING WITH NOVELS
Introducing free voluntary reading in a level 1 class.
Demo with Dr. Beniko Mason
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
The Role of Output in Language AcquisitIon from Bill VanPatten
I hope this collection of teaching Spanish videos and demos was helpful to you! If you have more language teaching videos I can include, please let me know about them. And again, thank you to all the wonderful teachers featured here who were willing to share their classrooms and expertise with us!
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