Rockalingua Will Make Your Spanish Class Rock {Review and Giveaway}

Sunday, January 26, 2014



I teach in a FLES program and have discovered that it is not an easy task  to find the right songs which help teach in the target language. It's common for a song to have too much vocabulary or to be boring or not engaging enough to maintain student interest. I am also a songwriter which means that I have my own collection of music for my classes, but I always like to try out new songs to incorporate into my curriculum.

However, this is not the case with RockAlingua.  I was amazed by the engagement of my students when I taught one of RockAlingua's songs called "Los Días de la Semana." The song is very repetitive - in a fun and good way- so much so that children were singing along after a few seconds of hearing the song. I now use this song as part of my "warmup ritual" in class, and my students ask to sing many of RockAlingua's songs everyday. The program has complementary videos for some of the songs, and the animation really commands my student's attention.

I believe one of the main reasons RockAlingua works so well in my classes is that it was created by an elementary Spanish teacher who knows how important repetition and creating context are when teaching a language. Musicians who haven't been teachers don't always get this. RockAlingua creates meaningful context for your students. The children not only get to learn the songs, but the program includes complimentary materials to keep exploring the vocabulary and provide a space for practice: worksheets, videos, picture dictionaries, and games. Some of these features require a full membership, and others are free.



You can visit their website to learn more about the program and maybe even decide to start a free trial! You can also follow RockAlingua on Facebook to stay tuned and learn all about their new materials and freebies.

My students enjoy these songs, and since I own a CD, I would love three lucky readers to have a chance to win a CD for their classes. Just enter below to participate! Winners will be announced on Friday, January 31, 2014. United States Only!

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¡Buena suerte!
Carolina

29 comments:

  1. I teach high school but I think this would still be great to play in the background while students are working with partners or small groups.

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  2. I teach pre-k through 2nd grade Spanish. :-)

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  3. I teach pre-k-5th! My kiddos would love this!

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  4. I teach K - 4! My students LOVE singing and learning with music!

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  5. Doy a clases a un grupo de niños muy heterogéneo: de 8 a 13 años pero con la canción de Mi amigo Bob he triunfado. Se han quedado con todos los adjetivos y han trabajado muy bien la lección.

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  6. Love this giveway! I just actually shared Rockalingua as a potential resource with the other teachers in my building! Love the music and content available!

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  7. I am completing my student teaching this semester and will be teaching a dual language classroom next school year! This CD would be great to use! Music is so fun and such a great way to get kids moving and enjoying school!! Thankful for new spanish resources!

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  8. I teach 2nd grade in a 1-way Dual Language program :)

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  9. Me gusta cantar! I teach preschool, Kindergarten, first and second grades.

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  10. I teach K-5. My students LOVE to sing and would love this CD!

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  11. teach 2 grade Spanish Immersion. Would love the CD

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  12. I teach prek-5th. My students sing each and every day that they have Spanish!

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  13. I teach K-5 in an IB school.

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  14. I teach preschool :) This would be great!

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  15. I teach K-4. I use this site all the time!

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  16. Singing is like immersing the students in the culture, because you have all senses combined. Kids learn faster and they are having fun! I want to win the giveaway.

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  17. This looks great! I teach k-6 and would love to use this!

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  18. I teach K-3 and my students would love the songs!!!

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  19. I teach Spanish k-6. My students and I would love this CD! Muchas gracias!

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  20. I teach prek-5th. My kids love music!

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  21. I teach 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade!

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  22. I currently teach 2nd-6th but have taughter PK3 to undergraduate Spanish. Music brings everyone together!

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  23. I teach Pre-K to 5th grade.

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  24. I teach Prek 4 through 4th grade. I would love to get this for my school. The school where I work has a very high population of low income students. It would be nice to be able to offer something like this to them.

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  25. I teach K-8. I would love to win this!!

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