Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead themed L2 activity


Check out my latest Dia de los Muertos themed lesson using the awesome Skelita Calavera. Click on the pics for the entire document on TPT~ There's even a space to create a new "cara". All phonetic pronunciation is included, the key and a bunch of words to learn easily!

Another way to use the Burger Essay Template for L2


This was the analog version to our previous attempt to teach fluent Spanish in batches. Cut up these prior to start. I used a paper bag, chunks of red and green construction paper and a folder to cut out the buns. After we modeled the sentences in batches and modeled the speaking parts, I wrote... Continue Reading →

Pizza Worksheet


Basically we just reviewed all that we already knew and used http://www.onlinefreespanish.com and found the game "Preparando Pizza". I simply listed all the vocabulary from the website, found the pics, and gave to the students to prepare their own meal tickets. The older students did a mathematical component using pricing per each "topping".

Motivation and Learning theories for SLA through Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, Krashen, and Gardner


    Analysis    This analysis aims to analyze, compare, and contrast the classical theoretical perspectives of intelligence, learning, and motivation proposed by Chomsky, Bandura, Vygotsky, and the modern theories of Krashen and Gardner under the scope of second language acquisition (SLA). Noam Chomsky Introduction Chomsky's theory has influenced the theoretical perspective of the philosophers that will... Continue Reading →

3 easy steps to teach L2, foreign language


This sample comes from a K-2 class, but can be exactly as effective for an older audience. Just follow the three steps and their schema (prior knowledge) will build faster.STEP 1- Introduce 6 basic statements in the target language using pantomime, song, rhyme, or a game.  ALWAYS show the written version on the board. NOTE THAT... Continue Reading →

DIY Games for ESL, ELL and L2!


Virtual or Real, games are the best ways to learn language. Here are some I strongly recommend for optimal classroom experience. All you need is  a label maker and creativity to give these games a twist !   BBQ Blitz- For this game I used my Dymo TS500 (above, my new love) and labeled the... Continue Reading →

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