Anuncios de Navidad/Días Festivos

Have you jumped on the Navidad commercial wagon yet? As a way to incorporate more authentic listening to our students we began showing them commercials from Spanish-speaking countries as a way to introduce and practice new vocabulary and look at different aspects of culture.  With our transition to more culturally themed units and our discussion of holiday traditions in Latin America and Spain commercials are a perfect fit and the students LOVE them!

I teach Spanish 1 and you might be wondering how one might use an authentic commercial at this level if they are often very fast paced. The answer is to change the TASK not the resource! I now only use authentic audio (commercials, songs, shorts) in my lessons and the students vocabulary and listening comprehension has soared to new heights. The trick is to pick just one or two things to focus on during the listening and to keep it SIMPLE!

Some examples of tasks Spanish 1/novice students can do…

  • circling or checking off vocabulary words they hear
  • circling or checking off images of things they see
  • a cloze (fill in) activity
  • writing the words they recognize
  • circling or checking off the aspects of culture present in the video
  • answering comprehension questions in English
  • answering comprehension question using true/false statements

 

Need some inspiration for your holiday unit? Here is a listing of commercials from all over the Spanish-speaking world!

 

 

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Anuncios sobre la Navidad

Here is a list of videos I came across for la Navidad y el Día de los Reyes.  I don’t have any cloze activities for these yet but I thought I’d share anyways.  Enjoy!

The girl in this video is just PRECIOUS 🙂

This one is about los Reyes

Coca- Cola – Families apart on Christmas

Regalo Imposible

El año viejo en Colombia

Navidad En San Cipriano

What videos do you use for this unit????

 

Te quiero mucho mamá

My 1B’s will soon begin the unit on family. It is one of my favorite units because there are so many great authentic resources out there.  I love to use commercials in class and this topic lends itself quite well to using them.  In the next few posts I will be sharing some of my resources and ideas for this unit and would love to hear what other people are using too!

I love this commercial- es súper tierno and great for practicing family vocabulary.  My students last year loved it too.  I have uploaded the cloze activity for you to use as well. Enjoy!

8grado_Unidad3(5A)_Anuncios de familia