Cabeza, Hombro, Rodilla y Pie

Head, shoulders, knees and....foot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMaJ1_eZDos How can you NOT use this song in Spanish? It is *almost* an exact translation of its English counterpart, and almost every student in your class will recognize it. Instead of simply giving your students the vocabulary, turn it into a class discussion filled with comprehensible input by talking about … Continue reading Cabeza, Hombro, Rodilla y Pie

Cielito Lindo

Spanish teachers all over the world use Cielito Lindo in their classes--simple, comprehensible lyrics; a traditional song; and gazillions of versions to choose from. What's not to love? Songs are great for energizing students, generating enthusiasm, and sparking interest in the target culture. As with any authentic resource, however, "If it's worth doing, it's worth discussing!". … Continue reading Cielito Lindo

A las tres – Los Enanitos

This is a beautiful, sad song about the life of an immigrant that lives and works alone (presumably in the US) for many years to provide for his wife and son that live in another country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RREMRZ8MJMI&noredirect=1 The music video, as you can see, tells the story visually even without understanding the lyrics, and so … Continue reading A las tres – Los Enanitos