Every year before the school year is over, I like creating a list with resources for students to continue practicing their Spanish during the summer. My list normally includes free online resources, information about cultural venues and events in the city where the school is located, YouTube channels, a list of songs we learned in class this year, and suggested books and resources for parents to find in their local library. Putting the list together requires a little bit of time, but I always feel like it will be worth my time an enrich the learning for my students that I’ve worked so hard to cultivate over the course of the year. Click here to see a sample of the list.
These are some of the resources I have added to my summer newsletter for 2018:
- Google Earth: Take a virtual trip to a Spanish speaking country.
- Online Free Spanish: Follow the calendar with activities to practice Spanish during the summer.
- Spanish Playground: This website also has a calendar with daily activities to practice Spanish this summer.
- Free Apps
- Online Stories: This site has stories that many of our students already know in English.
Resources in Your Library
Many public libraries have these resources, families don’t need to purchase them.
- Muzzy: BBC Language Course for Children in Spanish, French and other languages.
- Little Pim: DVD Series for preschoolers
- GPS Salsa Videos: Free online videos for Spanish language learners
Find your child’s favorite TV show in Spanish. If you have access to Netflix, find a show that your child is already familiar with and change the audio to Spanish.
I hope you find all these resources helpful to create your own list. Even if your school year has already ended, you can still put the list together and share it with families. If you have any other resources that you know of and would like me to add to the list, please share in the comments.
Have an awesome summer!