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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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Anne Smieszny Silva is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a synchronized swimmer for eight years. She began learning Spanish in middle school. She earned Bachelor’s degrees with Honors from the Ohio State...
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Patricia Acosta is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where at age 8 she began to show her passion for education by teaching math to her (often unwilling) friends, classmates, neighbors and pets with the help...
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Mario A. Nuñez loves Madrid… and when in Madrid, he does what the Madrileños do…eat tapas “con locura”! Somehow he also finds time to go to the museums and cultural sites…
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Angela Padron is originally from Freehold, New Jersey where she grew up in a bicultural household. She had the best of both worlds learning about her mother’s English heritage and her father’s...
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Evelyn Silva nació en la pequeña y hermosa ciudad de Cienfuegos, situada en el centro-sur de la isla de Cuba. Amante del olor del mar y del sonido de las olas al chocar con los muros, Evelyn emigró a...

"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Nov 30 3 Ways to Use Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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A meaningful integration of technology in the foreign language classroom…

-        Engages and motivates students to learn.

-        Helps student relate what has been taught to life outside the classroom.

-        Gives students opportunities to use their language abilities for interactional and real purpose activities

-        Helps teachers reach all students in different ways and effectively differentiate instruction and allows students to work at their own pace

Nov 30 Congratulations Karin! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Congratulations Karin! You are the winner of our favorite word in Spanish contest, "¡Dime tu palabra favorita y gana libros para tu escuelita!". You have won $250 worth of Spanish books for your classroom AND an iPad for YOU!

A special thank you to our runners-up, Phil Wax & Rhonda Churchill! You guys did an awesome job! We hope you had as much fun as we did! We'll see you at ACTFL next year!

Nov 30 Camels for Kings - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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What happens on the 12th day of Christmas? Three kings arrive on camels with candy and gifts. Fill a box with hay (for the camels) and a wish list. Put it under your bed on January 5 and celebrate this delightful Hispanic tradition on the 6th.

1. Prepare to celebrate Three Kings Day on January 6! Cover the outside and inside of a recycled box with paper. Cut it to fit with Crayola® Scissors. Glue in place with a Crayola Glue Stick.

Nov 30 Congratulations! Spanish Literacy Contest: Leer es Saber - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Spanish Literacy Contest: Leer es Saber

Santillana USA recently held a Spanish literacy contest for Minnesota students. Students were instructed to read their preferred title out of a selection of nonfiction titles from our online library, summarize the main idea, and participate to win $500 in products plus a one year subscription to My eBooks for the entire School (a $3470 value), as well as a Kindle Fire for the winning student!

We are happy to announce our 2 winners! Congratulations to:


K-2: Rylie Eskuchen, 2nd grader at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School in Robbinsdale, MN. Teacher: Sra. Seiffert. Book: El canto del mosquito, by Alma Flor Ada.


3-5: Erika Johnson, Westwood Intermediate. Teacher: Sra. Brita Larson. Book: Celebra el día de Acción de Gracias con Beto y Gaby,  by Alma Flor Ada.

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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

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