Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Class theme/topics discussed:
Introduction to Spanish music.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Continuing with Spanish and Latin-American culture, I decided to start a project with them related to music.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Since it was an introductory class, I decided to show some music, starting with Spanish speaking singers, then collaborations, after that some Spanish singers that also sing in Spanish, some weird things (One semester of Spanish, Spanish love song) and finally American singers that sing in Spanish, which is what they were going to do.
How did students react?
They liked the music thing but they didn’t know many of the singers. They weren’t really willing to work, not to mention sing a song.
Did they engage with each other and you?
They talked but I had to address them many times. In the end, they really liked the idea of translating the song.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Mac and youtube videos.
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Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, maybe better for advanced, or it depends on the group.
Why or why not?
They enjoyed the music. The only problem was that they didn’t speak that much, maybe it would be advisable to create an activity in which they can have some discussion.