Leslie Foster

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What is your travel style? ¿Cuál es tu estilo de viajar?

In this blog post we’re learning how to express your travel styles. En este blog, aprenderemos a cómo expresar nuestros estilos de viajar. Introduction: What is your travel style? Do you prefer…all-inclusive trips, luxury vacations, camping, stay-cations, road trips, missions, travel with a purpose experience?  Your idea of travel perfection might be totally different from …

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How to talk about your favorite Holiday Traditions – Cómo expresar tus tradiciones decembrinas favoritas

In this blog post we’re learning how to talk about our favorite holiday traditions. Brainstorm a list of your favorite holiday traditions: What are your favorite holiday traditions? How did they begin? And how do you celebrate them now? Review this lesson and download the conversational card and vocabulary. Get together with a conversational partner …

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Direct Objects Pronouns in Spanish – Los Complementos Directos en Español

What are direct object pronouns in Spanish? Los complementos directos o los objetos directos often the answer to the “What” of the verb and receive the first action of the verb. Los Objetos Directos son palabras o frases que complementan a los verbos transitivos, lo que significa que ellos reciben la acción de los verbos …

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Bien vs. Bueno vs. Buen in Spanish: When To Use Them

Bien y Bueno/a son unas de las palabras que suelen generar confusión cuando estás aprendiendo español: ¿Cómo saber cuándo usar “bien” y cuándo usar “bueno/a”? En este artículo explicaremos su significado, usos y ejemplos. It’s the same problem we have in English with good and well. Native English speakers and those who are learning English …

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Spanish for Teachers – 5 Idiomatic Expressions in Spanish

How often do you use idiomatic expressions in your Spanish conversations? Do you know some “dichos” en español? Whichever your native language is there are so many colloquial / idiomatic expressions that we sprinkle into our everyday conversations. Think about the last animated conversation you had with a friend… “Hey James, I’m over the moon …

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Spanish for Educators – Commands & Classroom Management in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson, you will learn how to give commands in Spanish. When we think of common classroom management phrases used in the classroom, many of them are in the command form. Let’s jump in… In this Spanish for Educator lesson you will learn: Repaso de los mandatos: A review of how …

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Teaching Online Through Coronavirus COVID 19 School Closures

Abruptly, one day you’re teaching your students face to face and the next you’re faced with the daunting challenge of teaching your students online. Where do you begin? How do you even start to think about teaching online? We have some tips and tricks for you as you are facing this new reality. Teaching and …

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Spanish for Educators – 3 Steps to Implement Redirective Language

In this Spanish for Educators lesson, you will learn three steps to implement redirective language or “lenguaje redirectivo” in your classroom. Here are the 3 Steps to Implement Redirective Language in Spanish lesson that I taught on YouTube and to our Facebook group: Download the 3 Steps to Redirective Language in Spanish Notes TODAY In our …

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Spanish for Educators – Redirective Language “El lenguaje redirectivo”

This is the first lesson of a new series called “Manejo de aula” (Classroom Management). This Manejo de aula series focuses the Spanish you need in order to manage behavior, rules, expectations, etc. in and out of your classroom. The objective of this lesson is learning how to redirect disruptive behaviors in your classroom using …

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Spanish for Educators – Does my Child Qualify for Special Education?

In this free Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to respond with a simple answer en español to this common parent question: ¿Mi hijo califica para recibir educación especial? Su reto profesional: To be able to explain to parents / guardians what special education means and how to determine if their child qualifies for …

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Spanish for Educators – Talking About 13 Disability Categories in Spanish

In this Maestro Miércoles lesson you will learn how talk about 13 disability categories in Spanish with parents and guardians: 13 categorías de discapacidades. Su reto profesional: use this new vocabulary to talk about these disability categories in Spanish with parents / tutors who are interested in discussing special education for their children. In this lesson, …

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Spanish for Educators – Spanish for Parent – Teacher Conferences: How to Support Kids at Home

In this free Spanish for Educators lesson we are talking about Spanish for Parent – Teacher Conferences: Reuniones de padres y maestros. The objective of this Spanish lesson is for educators to learn the appropriate vocabulary to answer the most common questions you get from parents and guardians. In this case, these questions are related …

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Spanish for Educators – Conversation Starters for Talking to Spanish Speaking Students

In this Spanish for Educators lesson, you will learn 10 Spanish conversation starters to uncover the personal and educational backgrounds of your Spanish Speaking students. This beginning of the school year topic was suggested by an amazing ESL teacher Lauren. She realized 5 weeks into the school year she needed to discover her student’s educational …

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Spanish for Educators – Communicating your class schedule in Spanish – “Specials” and Class Subjects

Teachers in our Spanish for Educators community speak up and we love it! Following your suggestions about the vocabulary you need to master in the classroom, we have developed this lesson about communicating class schedules in Spanish including the “Specials” and class subjects. This lesson will help you address this topic correctly with your Spanish …

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Spanish for Educators – The Growth Mindset in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson, you will learn how to talk about the growth mindset in Spanish: La mentalidad del crecimiento. As teachers, we never stop learning! And as great teachers we try new things, fail, learn from those, adjust and try again. Many educators are the definition of the growth mindset. However, deep …

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Aprender inglés – 6 tipos de Modal Verbs: Verbos modales en inglés

Los Modal Verbs o verbos modales son verbos especiales en inglés ya que funcionan un poco diferente a los demás verbos. ¿Por qué? No se les añade la “s” en la tercera persona en singular. Muchos de ellos no tienen tiempo pasado. Son usados como verbos auxiliares y luego se añade la forma base del …

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Aprender inglés – Adverbios y expresiones de frecuencia en inglés

Los adverbios y expresiones de frecuencia indican cada cuánto haces algo. En este post hablaremos de los adverbios y expresiones de frecuencia más comunes en inglés. También aprenderás dónde colocar el adverbio o la expresión en la oración. Adverbios de frecuencia Los adverbios de frecuencia son usualmente una palabra. Estos responden la pregunta “” How …

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Aprender inglés – El imperativo en inglés: dar instrucciones, sugerencias y consejos en inglés

El imperativo es la forma del verbo que usamos para dar instrucciones, sugerencias o consejos. También lo usamos para dar órdenes directas. El imperativo es fácil de formar, solo necesita usar la forma base del verbo. En este post aprenderemos cómo formarlo y lo usaremos en varios ejemplos. Al final de la lección podrás descargar …

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Prefijos y Sufijos en Ingles

Aprender inglés – Prefijos y Sufijos en Inglés – Cómo cambiar el significado de las palabras

Los prefijos y sufijos no son palabras en sí mismos. Son un grupo de letras que añadimos a las palabras y que cambian su significado. Hablemos de la definición de los prefijos y sufijos. Los prefijos los añadimos al principio de una palabra, por ejemplo: un + happy se convertiría en unhappy, que significaría not happy …

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Aprender inglés – Pronombres en inglés: cómo usarlos como sujetos, objetos y para demostrar posesión

Los pronombres en inglés son palabras que pueden ser usadas para reemplazar los sustantivos, es decir, para mencionar cosas sin usar directamente su nombre. En este sentido, un pronombre puede tener un uso igual al de un sustantivo. Pueden demostrar posesión o propiedad. Pero, mientras que un sustantivo nunca cambia en una oración, el pronombre …

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Reporting Test Scores in Spanish

Spanish for Educators – Reporting Test Scores in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how report test scores in Spanish to parents and guardians: informar las calificaciones. Su reto profesional: start using this new vocabulary to talk about the students’ grades with parents and guardians in Spanish and also try to conjugate the verb “cumplir” in as many tenses as you …

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Regular Verbs in the Preterite

Spanish for Educators – Regular Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to use and conjugate the regular verbs in the preterite (past tense) in Spanish: Verbos regulares en el pretérito. Here is the Spanish lesson I taught to my Maestro Miércoles Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos …

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Regular Verbs in the Present Tense

Spanish for Educators – Regular Verbs in the Present Tense in Spanish

Present Tense Verb Refresher! In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to use and conjugate the regular verbs in the present in Spanish: Verbos regulares en el presente Su reto profesional: Empieza a usar los verbos regulares en el presente en español con tus estudiantes o sus padres/tutores. Start using these verbs …

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How to Talk About Positive and Negative Student Behaviors

Spanish for Educators – How to Talk About Positive and Negative Student Behaviors in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to talk about positive and negative student behavior with parents during conferences: El comportamiento positivo y negativo del estudiante. Su reto profesional: Learn and understand the different words and phrases used to explain the positive and negative behaviors in Spanish and be ready to answer …

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Spanish for Educators – 4 Tips to Learn Spanish for Free

If learning and/or improving your Spanish this year is one of your goals, be sure to get these 4 tips to learn Spanish for free to help you accomplish your goals! Here is Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right …

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Spanish for Educators – Stem-changing Verbs in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on understanding the stem-changing verbs in Spanish and start using them in the classroom: Verbos que cambian de raíz o verbos de bota. Su reto profesional: memorizar y usar estos verbos que cambian de raíz para usarlos en las conversaciones en clase / Memorize these stem-changing verbs and start using …

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Spanish for Educators – Irregular Verbs in The Present Tense in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on mastering the irregular verbs in the present tense in Spanish: Los verbos irregulares en el presente en español. In Spanish, verbs have three different endings: AR, ER, and IR (infinitive form) and these endings can vary depending on the person (I, she, they, etc.) you are using. Su …

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Inclusive Language in Spanish | Lenguaje Inclusivo

In this article we are delving into the current trend of using the inclusive language in Spanish: El lenguaje inclusivo. Language is always evolving and often reflects societal trends and tendencies. Let’s take for example these new verbs: ​I already Googled that Let’s Skype  Whatsapp me We SnapChatted    Download Lenguaje Inclusivo Notes TODAY These verbs did not exist 5,10, 20 …

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Spanish for Educators – How To Use The Gender and Articles in Spanish

Spanish Gender: The Spanish language has gender, it is still a binary language! In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how gender is used to denote a person, place, or thing. Get ready to master el género y los artículos en español! Spanish is a gendered language and requires the learner to master …

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Spanish for Educators: School Schedules and Subjects in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to communicate your school schedules and all of the subjects into Spanish. The objective of this Spanish lesson is for educators to learn how to talk about their school schedules and subjects in Spanish with your Spanish-speaking students; including learning how to tell time and …

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Culture and Education: Daily Routines at School in Costa Rica

In this interview, Sandra describes some of the ins and outs of a Costa Rican school day. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! First, she gives an overview of a typical school schedule, starting at 7:00 am. Generally, students have two forty-minute lessons, …

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Culture and Education: Private vs Public Education in Costa Rica

Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about private vs public education in Costa Rica Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! In this interview, Sandra and Emily discuss differences between public and private education in Costa Rica. Sandra explains …

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Culture and Education: Educational System in Costa Rica

Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about the educational system in Costa Rica This is the first of several interviews Emily had with doña Sandra about Latino culture, perspectives and practices in education in Costa Rica. This video is 100% in Spanish with Spanish subtitles for improved comprehension. Subscribe to …

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Spanish for Educators – 15 Prepositions of Place in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on learning 15 Prepositions of Place in Spanish: Preposiciones de lugar. The objective of this Spanish lesson is for educators to learn how to explain to students where to put classroom objects and direct students about where things go in the classroom. How many times do you get asked …

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Spanish for Educators: Basic Vocabulary to Kick off the School Year

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on learning basic vocabulary in Spanish to start having dialogues with your Latino students and/or parents & guardians. Su reto profesional: start using these survival phrases in Spanish with your Latino students and/or parents & tutors during this new school year. ¡No tema empezar a hablar en español! Here is the …

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Spanish for Educators – Verbs in The Present Tense in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on learning present tense verbs in Spanish in the context of teaching your students about literacy: los verbos dentro del contexto de Lectoescritura. Su reto profesional: Start using verbs in the present tense in Spanish in your classroom! No le tema a los verbos en español! Here is the Spanish …

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Spanish for Educators – Literacy #2 Types of Texts and Their Characteristics

Literacy in Spanish  – LA LECTOESCRITURA (Part #2).  Literacy in Spanish – La Lectoescritura: This lesson is geared for those that teach literacy in the primary levels and want to be able to communicate  about the different types of text and their characteristics – tipos de textos y sus características Su reto profesional: ¿Cómo van a aplicar …

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Spanish for Educators – Literacy: Speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on: Literacy in Spanish – LA LECTOESCRITURA: This lesson is geared for those that teach literacy in the primary levels. Su reto profesional: ¿Cómo van a aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes? Here is Spanish lesson all about Lectoescritura (Literacy) in Spanish I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube …

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Spanish for Educators – Math: Multiplication and Division in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on using the keywords to explain multiplication and division in Spanish: MULTIPLICACIONES Y DIVISIONES. This lesson would be useful when trying to explain these mathematical concepts to your Spanish speaking students. Su reto profesional: Explique cómo hacer una multiplicación o una división en español. Here is Spanish lesson all …

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Spanish for Educators – Math: Addition and Subtraction in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on using the keywords to explain addition and subtraction in Spanish: SUMAS Y RESTAS. This lesson is helpful for educators that need to teach basic math skills in elementary school and need the vocabulary to teach all about addition and subtraction in Spanish. Su reto profesional: Explique cómo hacer …

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Spanish for Educators – Making Phone Calls Home in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on making phone calls home: LAS LLAMADAS A CASA. As teachers, there are many times you have to communicate on the phone and sometimes it requires you to use Spanish. Learn how to make a phone call in Spanish to your Spanish speaking families: from the appropriate greetings, to …

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Spanish for Educators – How To Use Ser vs. Estar in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on learning how to use Ser vs Estar in Spanish: The Verbs “to be”. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres o tutores y poner sus usos en español en los comentarios. Here is Spanish lesson all about Ser vs Estar in Spanish I taught to …

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Spanish for Educators – Talking About “Tú” Negative Commands in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on the “Tú” Negative Commands in Spanish: MANDATOS NEGATIVOS. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres o tutores y poner sus instrucciones en español en los comentarios. Here is Spanish lesson all about “Tú” Negative Commands in Spanish I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our …

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Spanish for Educators – Top Questions Teachers Get From Parents in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on the most popular questions teachers get from parents in Spanish: PREGUNTAS DE LOS PADRES. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres o tutores y poner sus instrucciones en español en los comentarios. Here is Spanish lesson all about Top Questions from Parents in Spanish I …

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Spanish for Educators – Talking About Academic Strengths in Spanish

Learn how to talk about assessments in Spanish – express academic strengths and weaknesses in Spanish with your students and their parents: DESTREZAS y DIFICULTADES ACADÉMICAS. This academic topic is perfect for parent / teacher conferences, explaining assessments to your students, and meetings with parents. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres …

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Spanish for Educators – Talking About End of the Day Routine in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators is all about classroom management in Spanish! Specifically this lesson focuses on end of the day routine in Spanish: RUTINA DEL FINAL DEL DÍA. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres o tutores y poner sus instrucciones en español en los comentarios. Manejo de Aula – Classroom Management …

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Spanish for Educators – Talking About Student Behavior in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on talking about student behavior in Spanish: EL COMPORTAMIENTO DE LOS ESTUDIANTES. Su reto profesional: aplicar este vocabulario con sus estudiantes y padres o tutores y explicar el comportamiento de los niños en español en los comentarios. Here is the Student Behavior in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: …

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