Articles

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Maria J. Fierro-Treviño In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson declared the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week.  In...

Ghosts of Spanish Teachers Past

Christine Mosso So there you are on Back-to-School Night being warm and enthusiastic in front of your students’...

Confessions of a Grammar Nerd

Anne Smieszny Silva I have a confession to make. I am a grammar nerd. I love grammar. I always have, and always...

S.O.S. for Teaching Spanish

Maria J. Fierro-Treviño Whether you’ve been in the classroom one year or 15 years, Spanish teachers are always...

REVVING UP FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Maria J. Fierro-Treviño Summer is almost over and teachers are preparing for Back to School. <<Oh, wait!  What...

Standards-Based Teaching and Instructional Materials in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom

Dr. David McAlpine University of Arkansas at Little Rock The students in my Methods of Teaching Second Language class...

No Bake Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

By: Andrea Roberson No Bake Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Yields: 24 cookies Ingredients: 2 cups cooked...

Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Using Authentic Literary Texts and Other Reading Selections

Dr. Emily Spinelli Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Professor Emerita of...

Teaching and Learning: Language and Culture

Janet Glass Dwight Englewood School, Englewood, New Jersey Rutgers University Alfred Nobel’s Peace Prize wished to...

The Importance of Embedding Culture into the Teaching of Foreign Languages

 Dr. Peter B.  Swanson Georgia State University For years it has been noted that language teaching and learning are...