Science and Spanish

By |2021-07-05T18:22:03-06:00July 5th, 2021|

Talking about things that matter is the goal of language teaching. One thing that matters is SCIENCE.  CÓMO LO SABÍAN Excerpt is a chapter from my  best-selling book Conexiones: Making Connections with the Spanish-Speaking World. This article explains in simple Spanish how ancient peoples all around the world (pun [...]

Free Online Resources for Language Teachers

By |2020-03-29T10:35:28-06:00March 29th, 2020|

We are here to help you get across this tough time with FREE resources. Click here for the link to sign up with Storylabs and to connect with the Facebook Live event on Monday, March 3o at 1:00 pm Pacific. I have teamed up with author Virginia Hildebrand and [...]

LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE: A Culture Changed by a Work of Art

By |2019-12-10T14:16:17-07:00December 10th, 2019|

  The day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is December 12. Spanish students deserve to know about this holiday and it's deep religious and cultural symbolism. Students need to know that this image sparked one of he greatest sociological and cultural shifts in history and changed the mental landscape [...]

TALK ABOUT THE ECLIPSE IN SPANISH

By |2017-10-11T13:22:12-06:00June 24th, 2017|

Will you be back to school with students on Monday, August 21? What a great day to be back, the day a total eclipse of the sun will pass across the middle of the USA. Talk about compelling input and cross-curricular learning! Here is how to set up a [...]

WHY ARE THERE SEASONS?

By |2017-10-11T13:22:15-06:00March 11th, 2015|

 POR QUÉ EXISTEN LAS ESTACIONES DEL AÑO This lesson is a brief departure from stories. It is still interesting comprehensible input, but this time in the form of a reading in high frequency Spanish about  why seasons exist on the earth. As an avid cyclist, it amazes me that [...]

TPRS HONORS THESIS

By |2014-04-18T12:07:06-06:00April 18th, 2014|

Yesterday I had the honor of attending the presentation of the final thesis presentation for Rachel, a French student and senior at Colorado State University. Rachel became interested in TPRS two years ago when I presented on the subject in her Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages classes, taught by Dr. Frederique [...]

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