Memes are a great way to illustrate/review grammatical concepts and expand vocabulary!
One of the first goals of this website was to provide an organized site that I could refer to my students to find memes for fun practice on their own. I was not comfortable referring them to the original sites where I find the memes because there is a lot of inappropriate/offensive content. Furthermore, here I can narrow the selection to what will be most helpful for students and categorize them by topic.
Students respond very well to the incorporation of memes into the classroom. I use memes as a basis for quick conversation/analysis while illustrating target grammatical concepts. Since my goal in the classroom is to maximize communicative activities and maintain conversation in Spanish-only, I am working on a video series that has more slow-paced, English-based explanations of how these memes illustrate the grammatical concepts. My hope is that it will be an interesting way to review and/or present the material in a different way.
I am working on making more videos this summer because in Fall I will be teaching more “blended” classes with less time in the classroom and more time in online learning. The goal is not to assign my videos to students, but to offer them as a resource for further explanation/exploration/review that will complement our in-class communicative activities. This is the first “meme-based” video, so feel free to give me any constructive criticism!
Enjoy the video!
Why does this example say “más DE” instead of “más QUE“?
Because “un millón” is a number.
We use “mas/menos DE” to make comparisons with numbers.
We use “mas/menos QUE” to make comparisons with adverbs and adjectives.
The word “time” in Spanish can be translated to Spanish in several different ways! This is a source of confusion for many of my students, so I made this video to explain which words to use depending on the intended meaning of “time” in different contexts.
Enjoy the video!
¿Dónde están las suricatas?
¿Qué están haciendo?
Una suricata está sobre la cabeza del fotógrafo.
Una suricata está encima de la cámara.
Una suricata está detrás de la cámara.
Las suricatas están jugando con el fotógrafo.
Las suricatas están examinando la cámara.