Teaching Resources for Spanish Class
Tips for teaching Spanish!
Use acronyms when teaching Spanish to make retrieval of information easier and faster. While some acronyms give you a general idea of when to use a particular form, other acronyms may provide a hook for retrieving specific examples, whether they are words, concepts, or entire phrases.
Use Spanish rhymes whenever possible! As a child, you used rhymes when learning to read. Rhymes make learning less painful and more fun. Spanish grammar rules are difficult to memorize and have 1,00 exceptions to the rule. Any time you can express Spanish grammar rules through rhymes you will make learning easier.
Always remember that a picture is worth a thousand words! In fact, CMU researchers have shown that visual thinking is one of the keys to a holistic understanding. Having students draw and visualize concepts that they learn in class helps them learn 34% faster that using other teaching methods.
Use of an English or Spanish phrase can help you memorize verb endings, word order or a grammar rule. The more you can relate this phrase to things in your life, the easier it will be to retrieve the information you need, when you need it. Just be careful with the Spanish false cognates!
Contact with native speakers is remarkably beneficial for improving your listening comprehension and oral skills. Even though native speakers who are not Spanish instructors may not be able to provide you with detailed and formal grammar explanations, they should be able to spot the misuse of grammar and to suggest more appropriate grammatical choices. Many Spanish students have found that working with Online Spanish Tutors helps them learn much more quickly.
Use of many perceptual modes when learning will increase your chances of accessing and using it correctly. If you combine a visual approach with an auditory approach, then you will learn the material much more quickly. This is why we provide games, quizzes, flashcards, videos and much more in all of our Spanish grammar lessons