I began composing and using my songs for a Mommy and Me class / Story time that I offered for a while at my personal studio (my home) to introduce Spanish to English speakers. During the last 3 years I have performed my songs in different types of sessions for students PK-7, including a Spanish Club I volunteer for at my children's school. The songs are my teaching tool and the motor of my endeavour to promote bilingualism in the USA.
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Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia. Mass Media and Journalism
My name is Ana Calabrese, I am a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, helping children to spark the Spanish and connect with the language through singing, moving and having fun. When I first attempt to introduce Spanish to a group of children, the first challenge I faced was song selection. I decided then to start composing my own songs with the length, amount of vocabulary, and movement component that I wanted to make the class fun and interactive. These songs became my teaching tool to keep my two bilingual kids and my students engaged, as well as to offer them memorable and movement-filled learning experiences. I hope Short + Fun Spanish Beats album' songs will do the same for you, as you introduce your students to the second most widely spoken language in the world.
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