Creativity runs in Hispanic Studies!

Be creative in learning Spanish!

Students of the Spanish for Teachers course practiced this important principle while teaching at Bishop Dunn Memorial School. They wrote bilingual stories for children and created wonderful books to read with them.

You can appreciate the craft of one of the groups by clicking here to download a PDF file. The story is titled Pedro Searches for a Birthday Gift / Pedro busca un regalo de cumpleaños.

Other titles in the collection are:


A writer is born!

Students of the Latin American Short Stories course also came up with new creative ways to learn Spanish. Each week, they commented on short stories from Latin American authors in the Facebook group page.

However, talking about what others did was not enough. To test their story writing skills, the students rewrote a short story that was discussed in class into a short story for children.

At that point, they wanted to do more (!?). They wrote their own short stories and went through the exciting experience of reading them in public. We way add that it was a captive public that enjoyed listening to interesting stories.

The other side of the story… or what they really thought about such a writing intensive course.

  • mis lágrimas = my tears
  • ¡Qué lástima! = what a pity!

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