What people are saying about All About Languages! Cultural Lessons …..
This is the best book I've ever seen on learning a new language. Not only do you learn Spanish in an entertaining way, but you also learn about culture as well. The activities are well thought out, engaging, and easy to follow. While you may think this is targeted for kids, it's also great for adult learners. What I find especially interesting about this approach is that it's a blueprint of lesson plans for how to learn ANY language. Great for language teachers too. I could also see this for grandparents looking for a learning activity to do with their grandkids, especially if they are Spanish speakers who want their grandkids to remember their language and heritage. Really amazing, beautiful book.
President of Intermedia Communications Training, Inc.
I would recommend this book to all teachers, these cultural activities are very engaging and educational for students at all levels. I've been using them for about three years during holidays and important days. My students really enjoyed and learned a lot about the Spanish-speaking culture.
Spanish Teacher/St. Patrick’s School
This book is filled with fun activities that will energize the Spanish class. It is an AMAZING resource to get cultural lessons from. I have incorporated most of Ms. Amaro's lessons in my teaching journey with wonderful results. The activity “What did you do over the summer”, works really really well for me with 7th and 8th grade, using simple past tenses. “Dia de los Abuelos,” works well with pre-k to 4th grade. I LOVED the activity "El Disfraz", its a booster of creativity and an inspiration to a child’s imagination
Spanish Teacher/Blessed Sacrament School
I think the book is going to be very useful to teach cultural topics to students, it has a variety of activities according to each grade and is easy to apply. What I loved the most is the Birthday of the month activity! I think students would love it as well. In my experience my students really like to do cultural activities, for example; they enjoyed very much drawing pumpkin faces, matching vocabulary, and learning about Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish Teacher/KinderHaus and Westbriar
After 40+ years of teaching, I know the importance of good resources. This book is a wonderful resource full of fun and substantive activities. The lessons have a clear focus and directions that are easy to follow. Most importantly, there is an underlying enthusiastic spirit present that makes learning about culture and language a fantastic experience.
Myriam K Rodriguez
Congratulations! What a great idea. I think it will be very useful for teachers! I used many of your cultural lessons. The students always love the recipe for the potato soup on St. Patrick's Day! It is a "must" every year.
Spanish Teacher/St. Peters School
Ginger B. Slaughter
All About Languages! Cultural Lessons is a valuable resource for any teacher in grades K-8. Ms. Amaro concisely, yet effectively, shows how to incorporate the importance of culture while learning Spanish. The easily to follow lesson ideas that correlate with the school calendar make this book a “go to” for teachers. Ms. Amaro’s included activities can be easily modified to meet the needs of all learners. I can see this being used in classrooms across the country.
Instructional Support Coach
Teachers will find the cultural activities practical, student-centered and easy to follow. Students will enjoy learning about Spanish-speaking cultures and making connections to other cultures through activities that engage them in the learning process.
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