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Spanish in the Classroom


Learn the essential Spanish for teachers and bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. Discover some survival phrases for the parent-teacher conference as you learn to describe how a child is doing, talk about academic or behavior problems, and discuss grades and homework.


  • Identify the letters of the Spanish alphabet, the numbers 0-10, and the simple rules for pronouncing Spanish words.
  • Explain the Spanish names for colors, explore masculine and feminine nouns, and learn to count to 199.
  • Explore basic conversational phrases and words for family members.
  • Use present, past, and future verbs.
  • Practice survival phrases you can use to help new Spanish-speaking students.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of words for classroom objects and activities, and add new adjectives to your vocabulary.
  • Explain school rules to your students, and express feelings in Spanish.


Lesson 01 - Speaking, Spelling, and Counting in Spanish

In this lesson, you'll discover that mastering the Spanish alphabet is as easy as A-B-C! You'll also learn simple tricks for pronouncing Spanish words, and you'll start building your vocabulary by learning to count from zero to nine.

Lesson 02 - Colors, Gender in Spanish, and More Counting Words

Today you'll learn the Spanish words for a rainbow of colors, and find out how to count all the way up to 199—all while learning fun facts about the culture of Latin America.

Lesson 03 - Talking About People

Family is all-important in Latin culture, and in this lesson you'll find out how to say the names of all your student's relatives. Also, you'll start putting your words into conversational phrases and sentences.

Lesson 04 - Words for Talking About "Who" and "When"

Today we'll explore pronouns, an important building block of your Spanish vocabulary. In addition, you'll learn how to talk about the months of the year and the days of the week.

Lesson 05 - Directional Words, Questions, and Prepositions

Super-charge your Spanish sentences with new power words! In this lesson, you'll learn prepositions, words for directions, and three new words for asking questions.

Lesson 06 - Verbs, Verbs, Verbs!

If you think Spanish verbs are a big headache, you're in for a pleasant surprise today as we explore "easy" verb tenses. In addition, we'll delve into the difference between the "to be" verbs ser and estar.

Lesson 07 - Off to School! Survival Phrases for the First Day

You'll add to your repertoire of Spanish survival phrases in this lesson and discover a simple way to ask key questions when enrolling new students. You'll also master an important new skill: telling time in Spanish.

Lesson 08 - Conversing in the Classroom

Today we're off to school, to learn the Spanish words for common classroom objects and activities. We'll also beef up your communication skills with a host of new adjectives that'll come in handy both in and out of the classroom.

Lesson 09 - Words for Talking About School Rules and Feelings

How are you feeling today? By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to answer that question in Spanish! You'll also know how to explain classroom rules, regulations, and instructions to students en español.

Lesson 10 - Vocabulary for Teaching and Learning

Words for teaching, learning, and doing are at the top of our agenda today. In addition, we'll look at vocabulary builders you can use to explain concepts in English, math, science, and history.

Lesson 11 - Visiting the Cafeteria, Playground, and Nurse's Office

If you need to assist a student in the cafeteria or on the playground, you'll have lots of helpful words at your fingertips after this lesson. You'll also learn key vocabulary words for talking about those medical emergencies that sometimes happen on campus.

Lesson 12 - Making the Parent-Teacher Conference a Success

Parent-teacher conferences go much more smoothly when you can share information directly with Spanish-speaking moms and dads. Today, you'll learn lots of new words for describing your students' strengths, pointing out areas where they can improve, and praising their achievements

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