Author: Julia Burnier

Tip 7 – Interactive Puppetry Training Video

Teaching Tip #7: Interactive Puppetry Training Video Interactive puppetry is a magical part of the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish program as it helps children overcome shyness and converse in Spanish.  The puppet skits are usually a child’s favorite part of

Tip 6 – Preposition Song

Teaching Tip #6: Preposition Song The inspiration for Sing ‘n Speak Spanish® originally stemmed from my love of singing in Spanish (since I grew up in Mexico City) and the power songs have in aiding memory retention.  In 6th grade,

Tip 5 – How to use Puppets

Teaching Tip #5: How to use puppets The Year 1 and Year 2 Spanish lessons include humorous and interactive puppet skits. These skits add a delightful component to the teaching of a foreign language. You may be unfamiliar with the

Tip 4 – Teaching songs w TPR

Teaching Tip #4: How to teach songs with TPR The memorization of songs is an effective and enjoyable component of the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish program. If melodies are catchy, students will sing the songs repeatedly, giving them the repetition

Tip 3 – Introducing vocabulary w TPR

Teaching Tip #3: How to Introduce Vocabulary with Flash cards and TPR The introduction of new vocabulary with flash cards is an important part of the Spanish lesson. It is effective and lots of fun when you use the following

Tip 2 – Involving all your students

Teaching Tip #2: Class activities should involve most of the students most of the time. To keep students engaged and maximize learning, minimize activities where the focus is on an individual student. Split the class into teams to play games

Tip 1- Pacing your class

Teaching Tip #1: Keep the class lively and fast-paced. Classroom maintenance problems often arise when students are restless or bored. As a dynamic teacher, you need to switch activities often so students don’t have a chance to get bored. Students