50+ Spanish Teaching Resources for Motivated Educators
Are you a Spanish teacher in need of high quality Spanish teaching resources for your lessons?
You’ll find them here! In this post, I’ll discuss the meaning of being a Spanish teacher these days, how to make the most of the web’s huge diversity of resources, and introduce you to over 50 Spanish teaching resources that will take your Spanish lessons to the next level.
What Does it Mean to be a Spanish Teacher These Days?
In the ancient, pre-internet times, being a Spanish teacher meant a completely different thing than it means today. Usually, a Spanish teacher would follow a textbook and a workbook strictly page by page, and use other materials to enrich their lessons from time to time.
Being a language teacher in pre-pandemic times was also different from how it is today. The lockdown made homeschooling and video classes a necessity that arrived to stay. So, what does it mean to be a Spanish teacher these days?
As a Spanish teacher myself, I assure you that it’s both a blessing and a challenge. A blessing, due to the bountiful resources available for free or at affordable rates on the web. And a challenge, because it’s hard to choose the right materials and find the best program or curriculum to follow.
It’s the same conundrum faced by everyone in society today. How can we make the most of all this information available to us?
Making the Most of the Huge Diversity of Web Resources
As a teacher, it’s easy to get lost in the vast amount of Spanish teaching resources available on the web. In my experience, the best way to make the most of them and keep your class well-organized is two-fold.
First, find a program, a curriculum, from a renowned institution or organization, and follow it in your classes. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to teach next, so just stay on the course designed by a reputable source.
Secondly, from the diversity of web resources available choose your top 5 and come back to them again and again. Then, only if you can’t find material for the specific topic of your next class, go and look in some other “secondary” resources previously selected for this situation.
I know that it’s tempting to keep always looking for a better option, “been there, done that,” but that’s when a Spanish teacher gets lost in the immensity of the internet. So, just trust your choices and stick with them.
50+ Spanish Teaching Resources
Ready to discover more than 50 of the most useful Spanish teaching resources you can find on the internet right now? I’ve divided them into resources for elementary-aged students and those for high school ones.
On this list you’ll find Spanish teaching resources for primary-aged students that cover grammar, worksheets and games, culture, audio, and video.
Worksheets and Games
A list of day-to-day materials to make your classes manageable and fun.
1. Online Free Spanish
Lots of worksheets and activities for kids from 1st to 8th grade. Free and excellent for acquiring new vocabulary and practicing at home with the whole family.
2. ¡Aprendo Jugando!
This is one of the Spanish teaching resources developed with support from the Spanish government. It’s an eBook with plenty of activities designed to teach Spanish through fun games.
An interesting, well-designed website that offers games and interactive activities matching curriculum requirements. It’s filled with useful worksheets. Requires subscription and offers a free preview.
4. Ail Madrid
Great Spanish site filled with useful worksheets and games divided by CEFR levels (A1 to B2).
5. Spanish 4 Teachers
Spanish 4 Teachers is a useful page offering free Spanish teaching resources. It includes vocabulary lists, interactive activities, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, and lesson plans!
6. Teachers Pay Teachers
This excellent website works under the premise that teachers buy materials developed by other teachers. It covers every level and an amazing diversity of topics. The downside is that you need to pay for the worksheets; however, you can create your own to get some of your money back.
Another excellent website for teachers, Tes provides Spanish teaching resources (and teaching job listings!). You’ll need to register, but many of the materials are available for free.
Great worksheets about a wide array of Spanish topics. You get a few free Spanish teaching resources, and then you’ll need to pay for a monthly or annual membership.
9. Mis Cositas
This website offers printable workbooks and web-based picture books for teaching and learning Spanish.
10. Spanish Simply
Spanish Simply is exactly that. A simple blog managed by an early elementary Spanish teacher with lesson plans and ideas.
11. Fabulous Classroom
This cool website provides beautifully designed educational resources for parents and teachers. It includes a section dedicated exclusively to Spanish teaching resources like games, flash cards, and other digital resources. Most materials have a cost.
12. Soft Schools
A long list of printable PDF worksheets about several topics in Spanish.
13. ABC Teach
An interesting page with lots of materials about a wide variety of subjects. A membership costs $3.33, but some materials are available to download and even edit for free.
14. Light Bulb Languages
Good resource site with materials designed explicitly for each school year. It also includes a useful scheme of work or curriculum, divided by units of work.
15. Primary Resources
A well-organized site with plenty of Spanish teaching resources. Includes Word files, PowerPoint presentations, and PDFs for download.
16. Unidades Didácticas
This collection of Spanish didactic units for kids is hosted by the Spanish 4 Teachers website, and is completely free of charge. Over 100 pages of useful teaching materials!
17. BBC Languages Spanish
An extraordinary online resource supported by the BBC, which tells you all you need to know about the quality of this site. A great variety of lessons, games, and activities available for free.
18. 123 Teach Me
Free and easy-to-use site with customizable and printable worksheets.
19. Lesson Planet
Professional website offering worksheets and lesson plans about a variety of topics, including Spanish. Some materials are free, while others require you to pay a monthly membership fee.
This fun site offers original worksheets for kids about a variety of topics in Spanish. Some materials are free, but you have to pay for most of them.
Culture and Literature
These useful Spanish teaching resources focus on Spanish and Latin American culture and literature.
This site is a gorgeous hidden gem. Developed and supported by the Colombian government, Maguaré offers a rich collection of children’s books in Spanish—completely free.
22. Food in Spanish
Hosted at Study.com, this chapter offers six lessons about Spanish food, with lesson plans and vocabulary lists included. You may need to register to enjoy the full experience.
23. La Tomatina
Interesting reading activity about a fascinating Spanish cultural expression, La Tomatina. Comes in English and Spanish and costs $3.
24. Fables in Beginner’s Spanish
Host at the wonderful Spanish Mama blog, this bundle and activity pack includes 10 fables in simple Spanish, perfect for kids. It includes worksheets, activities, and printables for $18.
25. 15 Children’s Spanish Books
Here at Homeschool Spanish Academy, we compiled this list of excellent children’s Spanish books with free PDFs available for downloading. Give your students the gift of reading in Spanish!
Materiales is a free magazine published by the Spanish government centered around multicultural education topics. Each number comes with lesson ideas, printables, and activities.
27. Biblioteca Digital Internacional Para Niños
Outstanding digital library with tons of books in Spanish for all ages.
Audio and Video
A list of superb audio and video Spanish teaching resources for elementary students.
28. Spanish Academy TV
Homeschool Spanish Academy’s YouTube channel is filled with hundreds of videos about all things Spanish. From grammar subjects to cultural topics, inspire your students with this collection of fun videos!
29. The Spanish Experiment
The Spanish Experiment offers Spanish children’s stories narrated by a native Spanish speaker. These audio resources includes transcripts in Spanish and in English.
A PBS series of educational Spanish videos designed for young kids.
This site provides a list of 40 children’s songs with video and lyrics.
32. 10 Songs in Spanish for Kids
A sweet collection of 10 songs in Spanish for kids. Includes YouTube links, as well as key words and phrases.
33. Songs All Spanish Students Need to Know
An interesting list of (you guessed it!) songs all Spanish students need to know. It’s divided by learning level and includes YouTube links for every song.
Middle and High School Resources
Let’s move on to the list of Spanish teaching resources for middle and high school students.
Worksheets and Games
These are mostly grammar worksheets and exercises.
34. The Spanish Forum
This site offers a series of grammar exercises for high schoolers.
Quizlet has a huge collection of Spanish lessons about a wide array of topics. It includes spelling, flashcards, tests, and games. It’s one of my personal favorite resources to introduce new vocabulary.
Aveteca is the activities archive of the Cervantes Institute virtual classroom. It’s an excellent site with plenty of resources divided by CEFR level.
37. Todo ELE
A comprehensive site about everything related to the teaching of the Spanish language. Lots of grammar material available to download.
38. Ail Madrid
I know I included this site in the elementary section, but it’s so good that I had to include it here too. This link directs you to the B1 or intermediate section of the site.
39. Marco ELE
This excellent resource site offers plenty of grammar material about Spanish.
Useful website to conjugate any verb in several different languages. Just enter the verb you want conjugated, and the system provides you with its conjugation set.
This app offers thousands of curated Spanish audio flashcards.
Audio and Video
Get inspired by this list of audio and video Spanish teaching resources for high schoolers.
42. Spanish Listening
Great site with plenty of audio material in many different accents.
43. Easy Spanish
Interesting Spanish YouTube channel featuring bilingual videos with subtitles.
44. Spanishland School
This YouTube channel discusses Spanish grammar in an innovative way, with a fresh style and Colombian accent.
45. Why Not Spanish
A creative YouTube channel featuring Colombian Spanish and the original idea of providing quizzes at the end of each video.
46. Spanish Podcast
This is a great site for Spanish listening practice. It has a long list of audio clips in Spanish about all kinds of topics. The text of the podcast included to follow along with the audio.
A collection of classic Spanish books recorded as audio books and free to download.
48. Lyrics Training
This app and website showcases videos in different languages with playing-along lyrics for your students to practice and learn new vocabulary. Set Spanish as your target language.
49. Buena Gente
A series of fun videos in slow Spanish, with printable material included.
50. El Blog para Aprender Español
A well-produced collection of videos about Spanish grammar.
A telenovela turned Spanish course. A different way to learn Spanish.
52. ¡Hola Viajeros!
An excellent audiobook in slow Spanish, divided by chapters narrating the experiences of Renzo Ampuero through different cities and countries of Latin America.
Use these Spanish Teaching Resources in your Classes
That’s a gold mine of Spanish teaching resources, right? Bookmark this post and come back to it anytime you need some new Spanish teaching resources for your classes. Just remember to pick your favorite sites; don’t get lost in the vastness of the internet.
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