Spanish Village

Spanish Village is a long-time tradition in my school. I teach at my alma mater, and I’ll just say that when I was a freshman in 1989 the activity seemed to have already been done many times!

In May of each year, we celebrate the culmination of another year of Spanish study with a day of Spanish immersion, music, food, and fun.  It started out with a few kids in a classroom and has grown to a huge event that takes over the lobby of our performing arts center for a day.

Students in Spanish 3 and 4 are the “townspeople” and in groups of 2-3 they create stores, community services and attractions which can be visited by their classmates in Spanish 1 and 2.

The level 1 and 2 students each have a passport, and included with the passport are a list of tasks which must be completed in order to receive stamps on the passport.

Spanish 3 and 4 students spend all day putting on this event, and level 1 and 2 students visit only for their assigned class hour.  All Spanish is expected to be spoken and grade penalties are given for those speaking English.

El Cine where students view student-created cinematic awesomeness!
La cafetería for the finest cuisine!
La farmacia will cure what ails you!
One stop shopping at Spanish Village!

2 thoughts on “Spanish Village

  1. La Playa Escuela de Español November 20, 2012 / 4:46 AM

    Reblogged this on EscuelaLaPlaya and commented:
    Una manera genial para aprender / enseñar el español si tu escuela no está en España: crear una inmersión lingüística real en el aula.

  2. Chantal Simonelli April 28, 2012 / 9:29 AM

    This is such a fantastic idea and I look forward to viewing pictures!

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