Can children learn Spanish at home without someone in the home knowing the language? That was the question Erica Fischer of Calico Spanish asked me two years (ish) ago, and I said, In the 21st century, there’s very little limit to what people can do at home if they really want to. Let’s do it. And […]
Today, a book I was eager to read but ended up disappointed with. Summary: From Goodreads: The children in this book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. Tender, generous and often religiously devout, they speak with eloquence and honesty about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not […]
I recently joined the Ñandu listserv, a service of Ñandutí, the Center for Applied Linguistics‘s resource center for early (K-8) language learning. As a member of the listserv I get questions and recommendations from other elementary world language teachers. (I don’t currently teach elementary levels formally, but I do a workshop for 18 months to […]
This is a special post out to Tati, amazing bilingual mami blogger at WannaJugarWithMigo. I caught this song just the other day and I LOVE it! It’s a Christian song (I teach at a Christian school). Well, most of my high-schoolers were not as impressed as I was, but it’ll be fun to teach to […]
Ever heard of Sorpresa TV? It’s kid shows, only in Spanish! Among the many shows is The Wumblers, featuring Raimundo, a bilingual Latino snail. You can watch episodes online. Really, you’ve gotta check it out. Talk about fodder for early Spanish learners!! Also check out the site’s section of bilingual games.