Image of short Spanish readings with photos to use with language learners.

Short Spanish readings provide learners with exposure to language and an opportunity to work independently to build their skills. While students can be intimidated by the speed of the speech they hear, reading allows them to process language at their own pace and go back and reread when they don’t understand. In addition, pairing short readings with photos provides visual…

A printable Spanish I Spy reading game wiith board and game cards.

The game I Spy in Spanish is called Veo veo. It is a quick way to have fun with language, and you can easily adapt the game to different levels. This summer version incorporates reading by using a set of cards with descriptions. Play this Spanish I Spy reading game with your family or students using one of the suggestions…

Spanish speaking practice in the form of a fun bingo-card challenge encourages kids to produce the language.

Kids need practice producing the Spanish they have learned. However, speaking practice can be hard to structure. It is much easier to set up situations where children are understanding Spanish than situations where they are producing it. These quick Spanish speaking practice ideas encourage children to produce words they know.

Use this photo challenge in Spanish to engage kids with language.

We want Spanish to be fun and relevant for kids. This photo challenge in Spanish is an engaging, kid-centered activity. It’s creative, personal, and learners of all levels can take and talk about photos.

Shows images of teachers at world language professional development activities.

Are you choosing World Language Professional Development for 2023? It always amazes me how excited I get looking at conferences given how tired I am by spring! If you haven’t checked out the CI Summit 2023 in Savannah, Georgia this summer, be sure to take a look.  After decades of world language professional development, I know what I want in…

Image of actors in Spanish listening practice videos.

A few months ago we started making Spanish listening practice videos. These are YouTube Shorts – very short videos with a listening comprehension question on the screen. When YouTube gave us the option of remixing our videos into shorts, I wasn’t sure it was a good idea. Could such short content be effective for acquiring language? After all, context is…