Teaching Tips for the Spanish Classroom

Dear Teachers,

I hope these teaching tips help you deliver a dynamic Spanish class where you enjoy teaching and your students learn a lot and can’t wait to come back to the next class! Even with a great curriculum, you have to know how to teach it well. If you join my business facebook page, you will be notified each time there is a new posting.

Sing ‘n Speak Spanish is not a full immersion program. We use a Comprehensible Input model to ensure students understand the words and phrases being taught. The use of TPR (total physical response) is a popular technique used by many foreign language instructors. It is much like a sign language where words and/or phrases have a gesture, movement, or facial expression associated with them. The teacher or the students can create these. The use of TPR allows teachers to speak Spanish most of the time in the classroom, using English only to ensure that the input is comprehensible to the students.

See how we use TPR in the classroom in our Teaching Videos.

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Julia Burnier