Rachel Kirk

Recommended Resources

Resources to help you maintain or improve your Spanish skills

Converse with native speakers
Find a pen pal
Language exchanges
RTVE radio en español
Radio Mitre En Vivo Radio en español

Resources for Spanish Instructors

Teaching Spanish: The Essential Handbook
Blog for teachers
Listen to fairly tales in Spanish
Excellent grading software

Resources for students and graduates

Excellent verb conjugation practice
Listen to the news in slow Spanish
Get a job legally in Spain, helping teach English

Highly recommended books

Pedagogy & Classroom Management

The Classroom Management Secret (Michael Linsin)
Instructor’s Notebook: How to Apply TPR for Best Results (Ramiro Garcia)
Teaching Foreign Languages In the Block (Deborah Blaz)
Task-Based Language Teaching (David Nunan)

Fun and inspirational

What Teachers Make (Taylor Mali) - for when you need to feel inspired
Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire (Rafe Esquith)
The Charisma Myth (Olivia Fox Cabane) – Be more captivating

How to raise a bilingual child (one great book in two languages)

Raising a Bilingual Child (Barbara Zurer Pearson - English version)
Consigue que tu hijo sea bilingüe (Barbara Zurer Pearson - Spanish version – an excellent translation of the book just above this one)

Get Students Reading Early

El Viaje de Su Vida (Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray) – from a series written specifically for learners in the early stages of language acquisition

Ways To Maintain Language Skills Over the Summer

Staying Fluent (Rachel Kirk)

For Students Who Want to Catch Up or Get Ahead

50 Keys to Spanish (Rachel Kirk)
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