Spanish Subjunctive Grammar & Culture through Music: "A Dios le Pido" by Juanes
This is an engaging bundle of activities that utilizes multimedia and cultural discussion to bring your students into the language during your PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE unit or during a study of Colombia.
El presente del subjuntivo y Colombia
This can serve as an introduction or review of the tense, or as a cultural activity at any point during the year.
The bundle includes 4 worksheets that are ready to print:
1 *Lyrics in Spanish
2 *Comprehension and grammatical activity to review the P.S tense (in Spanish)
3 Student interview to practice writing with the P.S tense (In Spanish)
4 *10 Cultural questions for research that prompt discussion and
comparison of cultures (in Spanish)
Students first watch the video (videos can be found on youtube.com) and listen to the words of the song. During the second play of the video, students should read along in Spanish. Students can then take a few minutes to fill in the lyrics and complete the comprehension questions that review the grammar themes. After review of this sheet together students are called to research Colombia, where Juanes is from.
These topics should provide for a varied cultural discussion that promotes acceptance and open-mindedness as well as language learning.
The teacher can choose to use any combination of the activities that accompany the song. Enjoy!