Los Niveles de Competencia y los Dominios – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

En 2012 el American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages introdujo otro documento muy importante para profesores titulado Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. La primera parte del documento describió las Evaluaciones de Desempeño y Competencia y escribí sobre ellos en mi previo blog. Este blog continúa con los Niveles de Competencia y los Dominios.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Craft Projects – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Angela Padrón

Searching for something to do with your students for Hispanic Heritage month? Look no further than your recycling bin, your refrigerator, your cupboard, and your junk drawers! That’s right – there are many easy-to-follow Hispanic Heritage related craft projects and recipes that you can do with your students, and all you need are a few simple supplies:

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10 Hispanic Heritage Month Activities for your Classroom – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

By – Angela Padron 

During Hispanic Heritage Month (from September 15 – October 15) you and your students can learn about the cultures of Hispanic countries from around the world. Yes, I said cultures, with an “s.” Why? Because not all Hispanic countries are the same. There are actually 20 different Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Mexico and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. They may all have some similarities but each is unique in many ways. In addition, students can learn about the history of Hispanic countries as well as famous people of Hispanic descent.

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Summer Contest- Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Thank you, to all the Teachers that have shared their Resources!

We have compiled the list of the most popular:


Allows you to create online flashcards, and even use the ones that other people have made. Teachers can create flash cards for their students, or students can create them themselves.


An easy way to build a class webpage. Many teachers will probably already have webpages organized or required by their schools, but students can also benefit from building simple websites to share projects, collaborate, and display their work.


A great site that combines Spanish-English dictionaries, monolingual dictionaries, thesaurus, and language forums. It's very complete, and the forums are a great way to find answers that deal with regionalisms, phrases, expressions, and idiomatic usage.


This site has a link to the authoritative Diccionario de la lengua española, from the RAE, but it also has a link to the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, which is a great way to clarify doubts in usage, especially for regionalisms and terms that change over time or distance.


A great tool for teaches to share their ideas and check out what other Spanish teachers are doing in their classrooms.


This website helps you learn about effective teaching practices that are used in many of America's most successful schools. Teachers are able to trade ideas and share inspiration from other teachers around the country.


The Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey website. Teachers check this website to keep informed about upcoming workshops, conventions, and conferences in the area.


Up-to-date blog entries that cover a wide variety of teaching tips, tricks, and ways to make your classroom even more enjoyable!


The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.


The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.


Plaza Santillana provides Spanish teachers with resources, tips, motivation and much more! We gather seasoned professionals in the Spanish-education industry and pick their brains for some of the best strategies and classroom activities.

We have sent each participant a FREE copy of “Hablando bien se entiende la gente”.

Thank you for participating!

Keep checking for other fun giveaways and resources.

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Great opportunity for teachers to meet and share ideas “Resources for your Spanish Classroom”

Coffee, Culture, and Communities 


World Language teachers throughout Minnesota will meet at various locations to share ideas, celebrate upcoming cultural events, and kick off the new school year. 


Please share this invitation with your fellow educators. All are invited - it's not necessary to be a member of MCTLC to attend. This is a great opportunity to see what others in your area are up to in their world language classrooms and receive 2 hours of continuing education credit doing it.


For more information, contact your regional representative using the link above or by clicking on his/her name. When you arrive, look for the table tent with the MCTLC logo!

Click here for more information.

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Rice Up Against Hunger! “Resources for your Spanish Classroom”

Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

Freerice has two goals:

  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Click here to read more.

online game to end hunger

Click here to play.

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Summer Contest- Resources for your Spanish Classroom


What do you do throughout the summer to stay informed?

We want to know your favorite teaching related websites/blogs/books/podcasts, and what you love about them. We will compile the list of resources and share them on www.spanishclassroom.com

Please send your list of resources to cbacigalupo@santillanausa.com

Last day to participate is Friday, August 16, 2013.

The first 10 respondents will receive a FREE copy of Hablando bien se entiende la gente

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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AATSP & Santillana USA Webinar – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

AATSP, in association with Santillana USA Publishing Company,

is proud to bring you a WEBINAR on the following topic:



Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This educational activity is open to both AATSP members and all interested Spanish instructors K-12.

Click here for a full description of the webinar and registration information.


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