Have you ever run out of new ideas to implement in your Spanish classroom? Do you feel like you could really use some collaboration? Are you ready to try something new in your teaching and spike up engagement and results? You are in the right place!!!! This page is an ongoing collection of the very best Spanish teaching blogs out there.
Written by real teachers, who love to share their passion for languages, ideas and resources with the world. The Spanish educators who write these blogs use different foreign language teaching methodologies: Task based, Project based, Technology based, TPRS, Authentic resource based, CI, MCER, IB, AIM, … Therefore, get ready for the best professional development adventure ever!
Kristy Placido is a TPRS Spanish teacher. She has also authored several TPRS books that are amazing resources for bringing culture and embedded reading into the Spanish foreign language classroom (“Frida Kahlo, a novel” is her most recent book). In her blog she shares her class activities, ideas and pedagogy. How she uses her books, authentic resources (movies, TV series, documentaries, shorts, etc) and of course the TPRS methodology.
Cultura y Civilizacion blog written by Kara Jacobs for her Spanish ‘Cultura y Civilizacion’ class. In it she shares her lessons, activities, units and resources. Her blog and lessons are an brilliant resource for ideas on how to effectively use authentic resources and materials in the Spanish classroom. Kara also writes in her Teaching Spanish – Reflecciones blog where she shares incredible materials created by her, or in collaboration with other Spanish teachers, for teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI).
ProfedeEle blog written by Daniel Hernandez. He shares web-based resources and materials for Spanish teachers and for Spanish students. Daniel uses the MCER methodology. His activities are based on authentic materials, many are self-check activities. Excellent resource for ideas on teaching vocab and grammar in context. Written in Spanish.
e-aprendizaje blog written in Spanish by David Alvarez. He shares ideas, tutorials, activities, methodologies to incorporate technology into your teaching and your daily life to grow professionally, to connect and to network. Written in Spanish. MCER.
jramonele blog written in Spanish by Jose Ramón Rodríguez. He reflects on his methodology (MCER) and practices. Shares his ideas and teaching activities used in different Spanish teaching centers around the world. He has amazing ideas to make language learning more authentic. Recently he published a detailed article on using ‘passports’ for target culture learning.
Palabras Por Madrid excellent blog filled with authentic Spanish resources. Marisa Coronado takes readers through streets in Madrid and explains words, phrases, slang found in the city. She offers some teaching materials and gives ideas on using her blog as an authentic resource in the Spanish classroom. Written in Spanish. MCER.
The Comprehensible Classroom is a blog for Spanish teachers who are interested in learning more about using comprehensible input in their teaching. Martina Bex shares incredible ideas, activities, experience, resources, videos, units, step-by-step guides, advice and more.
El Blog de Manu Velasco is written by teacher Manu Velasco (of course!). He shares reflections and ideas about the teaching profession itself. Engaging and supporting students, being a flexible teacher, motivating students, etc. He describes creative ways in which we can develop our profession day by day. Check out this awesome post as an example “Un maestro siempre está en version beta“. Manu Velasco also has a website in which he curates very useful teaching materials, resources and tools Ayuda para Maestros.
ProfeVio is written by Spanish teacher Michelle, where he shares his teaching ideas and resources used with his Spanish students in Italy. You can get great ideas from him about bringing new activities and materials into the classroom. MCER.
EducaGlobal blog written by Spanish teacher Cristina García, in which she shares foreign language strategies, ideas, using tech and resources. Written in Spanish. MCER.
Zambombazo written by Zachary Jones. He offers authentic activities created with authentic Spanish material (music, interviews, comics, ads, etc). Great teaching ideas shared.
PBL in the TL Spanish teacher Laura Sexton uses project based learning in her classroom. She blogs about her experience, projects and brilliant ideas to give students more independence and autonomy. Look at this great way in which she gives students a choice to select their own learning path Homework Choices.
Some useful Spanish teaching terminology
- AuthRes: Authentic Resource(s)
- ELE: Español como Lengua Extranjera
- MCER: Marco Común Europeo de Referencia
- CI: Comprehensible Input
- TPRS: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
- IB:International Baccalaureate
- PBL: Project Based Learning
- TL: Target Language
Do you have a great Spanish Teaching Blog? Por favor, share it with us in the comments below…