With my Spanish I students for the last two years I have taught Gente de Zona’s catchy song, “Traidora”. Riding on the success of Gente de Zona’s “Bailando” with my Spanish I students, this collaboration with Marc Anthony was a huge hit.
This tune is from the genre dembow, which is reggeton with a Cuban flare. Although the lyrics to some reggeton songs can be daunting to teach to Spanish I students, the pace, subject matter and genre of this anti-love song are language classroom appropriate and quite refreshing, especially to students who are tired of listening love songs!
If you’d like to teach the tune “Traidora” by Gente de Zona, please follow this link to my song warm-up resource: click here.
Afterwards, consider giving the interactive exam, which can be found at this link:
The impressive music video to the tune can be found at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMfwHYSRIk *Note: when showing the music video in class, I skip the segment from 2:50 to 3:00.
Enjoy! And happy teaching!!
My name is Katherine Lupton and I am an International Baccalaureate Spanish teacher at Baltimore City College High School, a public school in Baltimore, MD. As a student of the public school system myself, I am an advocate for quality education in public schools and work to assure all of my students have access to opportunities to succeed. This website represents a collection of my favorite lesson plans, service learning projects, and travel stories. I hope it will service as a resource for other Spanish teachers around the world.