I like to put a funny posters on the door of my classroom to delight my students.
Cinco signos que a una chica le gustas (5 Signs that a Girl Likes You)
Careful, guys! There are more like this below.
APRENDA LAS EMOCIONES con Kristen Stewart
The many different and obvious emotional expressions on the face of a professional actress can help your students to learn the words for emotions in Spanish!
Darmok This is an activity sheet based on a classic Star Trek the Next Generation episode, that is dearly loved by language teachers, where Captain Picard learns to communicate with an alien captain via storytelling and shared metaphors (or more precisely, analogies and strategies).
This article is referenced, of all places, on the German Wikipedia page about Star Trek! Check it out here The link is at the bottom of the page in the Einzelnachweise Bearbeiten section.
Eres Tu Valentine’s Day Activity
This is a type of “Occupy Valentine’s Day” activity for the 99% of our students that do not have boy/girlfriends and feel awkward and unwanted on Valentine’s Day.
FUNNY PLACE NAMES
Spice up your stories with these unusual places in the USA that actually exist.
Nicknames in Spanish
Enough with Paco and Maria already. Give your students meaningful and descriptive names.
Songs All Spanish Students Need to Know
Cliches? Maybe. They still need to know these songs.
ONE PAGE “ADS” FOR THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM DOOR
You know those one page ads you see taped to posts and stapled to bulletin boards, especially on college campuses? The ones with the little tear off strips? I have been experimenting with some funny ones and putting them in Spanish. The idea here is to use high frequency words (sheltering the vocabulary, but not the grammar) in a fun way to get students’ attention and to get them to read it over and over because it is so ridiculous, funny or stupid. They are also great conversation starters once students are in the classroom.
DERECHA Y IZQUIERDA POSTER
Check to see if students understand left & right as well as their abstract thinking. Will this really avoid traffic jams at the classroom door?
HAS VISTO ESTE GATO
Another cat poster. Could this be the continuation of the old “Cat Story” by Blaine Ray?
HELLO HOLA LIONEL RICHIE & WALDO
This one has Lionel Richie giving Waldo a dirty look.
Hello Hola Lionel Richie
This one is Lionel Richie alone (Lionel who?) with the lyrics to “Hello?” in Spanish for students to tear off.
SE BUSCA AYUDANTES
Every evil genius needs minions! Join up!
QUISIERAS TENER UN PAPELITO
Who doesn’t need a little tiny lift?
ES ESTO TU GATO
Mistaken identity cat.
If you can not read Spanish, you can find the translations to the posters here.