On this very rainy Wednesday (here in Portland, Oregon at least) I am excited to share a fantastic new song resource with you! Have you heard the new tune "16" by Kurt and Luis Fonsi that came out in August? If you haven't, you should take a listen as soon as possible!
Not only does this new tune feature Luis Fonsi of "Despacito" fame, but it is a Spanish 2+ teacher's dream song. Why is that, you ask?
Well, take a minute to take a look at the lyrics. This tune is FULL of great examples of the preterite and imperfect tenses.
Check out the chorus, for example:
A esos momentos donde todo era posible
Donde había días de sol y menos días grises
Poder volver a esos años, otra vez
Cuando tenía 16
This is also a great tune for practicing stating age in the imperfect tense. In my classroom, I used this song warm-up to introduce my students to the differences between the preterite and imperfect (which is no simple task!) As far as I'm concerned, you might as well make it a bit easier by having them memorize this catchy song first. :)
In addition, the song is accompanied by a beautiful music video, and is slow enough for students to understand the lyrics without feeling frustrated. What's not to love?
Check out the new song resource on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store by clicking here.
Hoping it is sunny today wherever you are teaching- and if not, that you are enjoying the last few rainy days of summer!