Music in the Foreign Language Classroom


Here's a fun parody rewrite of the traditional Mexican song La Llorona, updated for this trying time. The original La Llorona song is definitely one of the Songs All Spanish Students Need to Know. This parody version is written with simple Spanish, it repeats every line like the original (which increases comprehension), it acknowledges our students' situation—and it encourages them to stay home so they don't get themselves or others sick. Click here to download the lyrics to the parody in a printable form (with English translation). This lyrics document contains: The lyrics to the parody version, with English translation. How [...]

Revised Songs for Spanish Class

Bryce's Songs for Spanish Class book has been revised and updated.  Introduction to the Revised Edition The songs in this book are timeless. They will not go out of style in a year or two so you will be able to sing these songs with your students for years to come. Many are standards that are well known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Spanish speakers tend to sing in groups more than English speakers do and the rich heritage of group singing is not fading away in Hispanic culture as quickly as it is in the English. We can impart some [...]

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Alternative Version of “Eres Tú”

At this time of the the year one of the most common songs in Spanish classrooms has got to be Eres Tú.  The Spanish singing group Mocedades launched to fame in the U.S. in the 1970's with this simple tune in Spanish filled with images of affection.  I remember learning this song in junior high Spanish class.  Eres Tú  is still popular at weddings in the Spanish-speaking world.  Here is a YouTube of the original song with lyrics in Spanish: Ah yes, its Valentine's Day.  A day filled with candy superstitiously snarfed in class, giant teddy bears and flowers delivered to classrooms [...]