My wife and I had a lot of fun making this video! The corresponding worksheet also has a lot of great material in it. The goal of this video is to teach the importance of cultural and linguistic knowledge while having some fun learning about what types of mistakes can be made when we are not careful. I hope it can be a teaching tool on mis-translations and false cognates while opening up the door to deeper discussions about cultural awareness and appreciation.
I know many of you do the Macarena to learn the months of the year already in class. I've always done it acapella with my students. However, I received a request this past week to put to music, here is what I came up with!
I also recently received a request to make an online lesson about car gar zar verbs. Senorashby.com subscribers can access that lesson here.
Sobre Mi Cuerpo Song: This song teaches some basic Spanish clothing vocabulary and should be done with students standing and echoing the lead vocal while doing actions to go with each vocabulary word. Senorashby.com subscribers can access the full version here.
Tengo mucho calor: This is an instructional video introducing Spanish clothing vocabulary and other useful phrases.
Ar Preterite Tense Lesson: Check out my new AR preterite tense online lesson here.
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About Señor Ashby:
I am a K-12 Spanish educator specializing in creativity. I am passionate about learning through technology, music, and innovation. I have taught Spanish to K-12, and am a two time finalist for online teacher of the year (2011, 2014). l live in West Michigan with my wife and our four energetic boys!