#1 Song on the Hot Latin charts, now a useful grammar activity!
Have you been searching for a relevant, fun, real-life way to practice present tense irregular and stem changer verbs? This song uses them many times!
I use this as an interactive grammar activity + sing along for pronunciation + we dance to the video as I show the YouTube link in class.
I am a sociolinguist, court interpreter/translator, and professor of Spanish, and I L♥VE music! I am also a native speaker of both Spanish and English!
I used this amazing song by Shakira and Carlos Vives [both Colombian power-houses] to put the grammar in context.
The lyric video and the official video both show amazing, positive images of Colombia and the Colombian people.
The translation is mine.
The lyrics are publicly accessed, as is the YouTube lyric video link, but its use for second language acquisition is non-infringing and fair use.