I recently went to a workshop with another Señorita K. She is a Spanish teacher from Maryland who uses a lot of rhymes set to contemporary music to teach vocabulary, sounds, and grammar. Her youtube channel is here, and this is herSpanish alphabet song - to the instrumental version of Ace Hood´s song, "Hustle Hard." Listen to it a few times, get it stuck in your head, and practice your letters!
If you need a copy of the alphabet sheet I gave out in class:
In many foreign language classes, students choose a name from that language and use it for the duration of the class. I've never done that with my classes. Why?
First of all, it's too difficult! Over the course of the school year I see all students at all grade levels. Remembering their real names is hard enough, and adding Spanish names? Impossible! (Also, if I am talking to your other teachers or your parents about how well you are doing, they may have no idea who "Carlos" is.)
Secondly, when you go to a foreign country, does your name change? No. However, will people say your name differently? Perhaps. When I was living in Spain, people called me Sara - which is my first name. However, they pronounced it "SAH-rah" - which is not how my family and friends pronounced it back home.
This week we will be learning how to say our names in Spanish, as we review the Spanish alphabet and pronunciation.
Here are some resources that might help you as you look at your own name:
Noticias de las clases de español.