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Fantastic Spanish Teaching Blogs

Spanish teaching blogs you can't missHave 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!

Spanish TPRS teaching blog

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.

 

Spanish Culture Teaching Blog Spanish CI Teaching blog

 

 

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).

 

 

MCER Spanish Teaching Blog

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.

 

Spanish teaching blog

Confesiones y Realidades  blog written by Spanish teacher Anne Karakash. She shares her lesson ideas on using target culture and authentic materials in the classroom, resources and reflections.

 

Blog for Spanish teaching

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.

 

Blog metodologias ele

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.

 

Educational Spanish blog

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.

 

Comprehensible Input Spanish blog for teachers

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.

 

Manu velasco teacher reflection blog

 

Useful collection of Spanish teaching tools

 

 

 

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.

 

Spanish teaching ideas

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 Spanish teaching blog

EducaGlobal blog written by Spanish teacher Cristina García, in which she shares foreign language strategies, ideas, using tech and resources. Written in Spanish. MCER.

 

Authentic teaching blog

Zambombazo written by Zachary Jones. He offers authentic activities created with authentic Spanish material (music, interviews, comics, ads, etc). Great teaching ideas shared.

 

Spanish project based learning blog

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

  1. AuthRes: Authentic Resource(s)
  2. ELE: Español como Lengua Extranjera
  3. MCER: Marco Común Europeo de Referencia
  4. CI: Comprehensible Input
  5. TPRS: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
  6. IB:International Baccalaureate
  7. PBL: Project Based Learning
  8. TL: Target Language

 

 

Do you have a great Spanish Teaching Blog? Por favor, share it with us in the comments below…

 

Spanish teaching blogs you can't miss

 

 

9 Responses to Fantastic Spanish Teaching Blogs

  1. Javier Velerdas November 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    Hola. Si estáis interesados en trabajar con cortometrajes de cine en vuestras clases de español, podéis ver nuestras propuestas en CORTELE (http://cortele.blogspot.com.es). Esperamos que os guste. Un saludo

    • Emilia Carrillo November 27, 2015 at 7:53 am #

      Hola Javier,

      ¡Gracias por compartir tu blog! ¡Qué buena idea y materiales! Lo incluiremos en el listado.

      ¡Mucha suerte con tu proyecto!
      Emilia

  2. Louisa December 12, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Hi there! I don’t know if my blog counts as a teaching blog. I write about unusual and interesting Spanish words and expressions that I come across in my daily life, here in Madrid. Although I’m trained as a Spanish and TEFL teacher, I work as a translator mostly these days, so my blog is more of a “learn with me” approach for language lovers. Looking forward to connecting with fellow hispanists. :-)

  3. Veronica January 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    Thanks for these excellent pages! I would like to share my own blog, LACLASEDEELE, for Spanish teachers and students with lots of free resources and worksheets for all levels:

    http://laclasedeele.blogspot.com.es/

    I hope you like it! Thanks for letting me share my work!

    • Emilia Carrillo January 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

      Hola Veronica,

      Thanks for sharing your blog with us!

      Saludos,
      Emilia

  4. sracasado January 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi! I have a blog where I give tips for teaching Spanish to bilingual children. I would love for you to take a look! http://sracasadoteachesbilinguals.blogspot.com

  5. Ana Maria Ferri June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Hi! This is my Spanish Blog, devised for students, teachers and people interested in the Spanish language and culture. Please, if you like it let me know by providing a “like” on the facebook link. Thanks!

    http://asinosentendemos.blogspot.com

  6. Ale Caldera November 7, 2016 at 3:14 am #

    Great Idea! I love you’re blog!

  7. Music and Spanish Fun January 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    ¡Hola Emilia Carrillo!
    Thank you for having such a wonderful website for teachers to share and collaborate!
    I would be happy to be a collaborator on your site to share ideas, resources and freebies through my blog! http://musicandspanishfun.blogspot.com/

    Muchas gracias :-)

    Serena

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