Latin American Celebrations for Beginner Spanish Learners
All you need to know about Nochebuena, Cinco de Mayo and Día de Muertos: Culture and Vocabulary
Supercharge your Spanish language learning with these three workbooks on popular Latin American celebrations. Discover the food and activities associated with Nochebuena (Christmas Eve). Find out the real history behind Cinco de Mayo. Understand the deep cultural and historical traditions associated with Día de Muertos (it’s not just a Latin American version of Halloween). Each workbook takes the language learner through each of the festivities and focuses on thematic vocabulary words. Word puzzles re-enforce the vocabulary and the listening exercises use culturally relevant songs.
Best suited to:
- Learners ages 9 - 14
- The young at heart
- Spanish 1 learners
- Spanish learners interested in Latin American culture
Suggested time to complete all activities: 7 to 10 days
Included in each workbook:
- Culture Reading about the celebration and associated traditions - includes thematic words in Spanish
- Coloring Activity
- Word Search - incorporating Spanish thematic words from the reading
- Crossword - clues based on Spanish vocabulary and culture facts learnt from the reading
- Cultural note on music
- Listening (fill-in-the-blank) activity based on a culturally relevant song. Lyrics are clean and suitable for younger learners. Links to YouTube provided for each song.
- Answers to all activities
These interactive workbooks allow Spanish learners to make the connections between language and culture that will help them retain new vocabulary. The activities included in this course are ideal for self-paced learning or for parents/ guardians to assist younger learners. Teachers can also use it in their classroom or for distance learning as part of a module on Hispanic culture.
It's time to embrace our differences and celebrate one another's uniqueness. As a lecturer of Latin American Studies for the last 9 years, I've had a front row view to witness students transform as they learn about and understand the wonders of a region many have only seen in the news. Understanding the culture, history and traditions that shape our neighbours help connect us and make us more sensitive and sympathetic to one another. I love exploring the multiculturalism of Latin America and treasure opportunities to share my knowledge with others and to learn from their experiences too. I hope my courses will help tear down stereotypes and help construct pathways for meaningful interactions across cultures.