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I am a teacher of Spanish and French who loves creating highly visual, engaging resources and using them to teach Spanish and French both in school and on YouTube.

I am a teacher of Spanish and French who loves creating highly visual, engaging resources and using them to teach Spanish and French both in school and on YouTube.
Spanish vocab tests for Claro 1 Units 1-4
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Spanish vocab tests for Claro 1 Units 1-4

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These are some vocab lists with test slides I’ve put together for Units 1-4 of the Claro 1 textbook. They contain all of the core vocab plus some additional bits I’ve added in myself. Please do feel free to edit, add to it and share on to others. The vocab lists are also in my Spanish Knowledge Organiser and Toolkit which is a work-in-progress that I will share soon.
The Present Continuous Tense (Spanish)
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The Present Continuous Tense (Spanish)

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A lesson on the present continuous tense with explanations of how to form the gerund and the tense itself, the key irregulars and some practice activities with translations to finish off.
Spanish superlatives (los superlativos) lesson PPT
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Spanish superlatives (los superlativos) lesson PPT

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An animated PPT lesson that explains what superlatives are and how to form and use them, with a title and objectives slide, progression steps and an editable plenary slide. It also includes various practice activities for students to get the hang of using superlatives in sentences.
The Spanish Passive Voice (4 ways incl. 'se' passive)
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The Spanish Passive Voice (4 ways incl. 'se' passive)

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This PowerPoint lesson teaches the four ways to tackle the ‘passive voice’ in Spanish: The true passive (fue comprado), saying who did it (Pablo lo compró), the ‘se’ passive (se compró) and the anonymous they (lo compraron). The PPT contains a date, title and objectives slide, starter activity and plenary slide. It also contains plenty of opportunities for practice of each of the ways to translate the English passive.
Year 12 Spanish A Level Knowledge Organiser/ Vocab Booklet (AS) Editable
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Year 12 Spanish A Level Knowledge Organiser/ Vocab Booklet (AS) Editable

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An A4 knowledge organiser booklet for Year 12 A Level Spanish that contains the following: QR links (clickable if viewing PDF digitally) to key Spanish resources like El País, BBC Bitesize and News in Slow Spanish Podcast. 12 pieces of key vocab for each sub-unit (36 pieces per unit, 108 per theme, 216 for the whole of Year 12) A vocabulary section for the film study with 23 pieces of key technical vocab and space to add 12 pieces related to the specific film students are studying. Sections with essay guidance, phrases and a writing checklist. This resource contains a PDF and an editable Word version so you can add your school logo, new sections or adapt the existing vocabulary. The vocab has mainly been pulled out of the AQA Year 1 (AS) textbook but I have tried to include as many phrases as possible to contextualise key vocab.
KS3 Spanish Toolkit and Knowledge Organiser
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KS3 Spanish Toolkit and Knowledge Organiser

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A Spanish ‘Toolkit’ and Knowledge Organiser I’ve put together to run alongside the Claro 1 textbook (most likely compatible with many others too). My students have both paper copies and this digital PDF version with fully working QR codes that link them to my YouTube video lessons on each topic. They’re all hyperlinked in this digital copy so perfect for remote learning/ revision/ flipped classroom. It’s a work-in-progress that so far contains all the core grammar and key verbs for beginners as well as key vocab for Units 1-4 of the Claro 1 textbook; the basics (colours, numbers, days, months etc), animals, family and describing people, free time and where I live. I will be sharing a finalised version with a printable copy later in the acadmic year. I tend to use the vocab from each topic as weekly homework followed by a vocab test in class (my PPT with all the vocab test templates is also available in my Tes shop).
Intro to the preterite tense (Spanish) PPT
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Intro to the preterite tense (Spanish) PPT

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A powerpoint presentation for introducing the Spanish preterite tense. The aims of the lesson are: To understand what the preterite tense is and when to use it; To be able to conjugate regular verbs in the preterite; To be aware of some key irregular verbs. It includes an objectives slide, progession steps and an editable plenary slide.
Year 12 Spanish A Level Knowledge Organiser (non-editable)
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Year 12 Spanish A Level Knowledge Organiser (non-editable)

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An A4 knowldege organiser booklet for Year 12 A Level Spanish that contains the following: QR links (clickable if viewing digitally) to key Spanish resources like El País, BBC Bitesize and News in Slow Spanish Podcast. 12 pieces of key vocab for each sub-unit (36 pieces per unit, 108 per theme, 216 for the whole of Year 12) A vocabulary section for the film study with 23 pieces of key technical vocab and space to add 12 pieces related to the specific film students are studying. Sections with essay guidance, phrases and a writing checklist.
Intro to Spanish conditional tense
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Intro to Spanish conditional tense

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This PowerPoint lesson is for introducing the Spanish conditional tense: what is it? when do we use it? how do we form it? what are the irregular verbs? The presentation is suitable if students have never looked at the conditional tense before but also as a refresher/revision lesson.
Spanish classroom items and (in)definite articles
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Spanish classroom items and (in)definite articles

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This PowerPoint lesson contains a date, title and objective slides, a speaking starter activity to practice asking and answering “cómo estás?”, and an attractive visual way to present new classroom item vocabulary. The lesson also explains the masculine and feminine definite and indefinite articles and plural forms, using negatives (no tengo goma), asking questions “tienes una regla?” and adjectival agreement using colours (tengo una regla amarilla). To finish off, students are presented with a grid with all of the information they need to translate sentences the teacher can provide them with. They could do this by answering the teacher individually or as a group with mini-whiteboards or in their books.
Spanish Preterite Irregulars Cheat Sheet
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Spanish Preterite Irregulars Cheat Sheet

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This resource consists of three sheets which show students how they can recycle the tener endings to use with other irregulars and shows them the similarities in some of the irregular stems. It is hyperlinked to a YouTube video explaining the cheat sheets and the irregulars, but can also be printed to give to students in class.
Hotel Conjugation - a unique way to teach verb conjugation
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Hotel Conjugation - a unique way to teach verb conjugation

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This resource is designed to give students an appealing visual way to conjugate verbs. It allows teachers to quiz students on pronouns in English and Spanish (can be changed to French), verb endings and verb conjugations. It has adapted versions to help students to make sense of stem-changing and irregular verbs. Watch my YouTube lesson (linked) to see how I teach using this resource, using my ‘las vacaciones de los verbos’ story. The idea behind this resource is the following: Verbs are organised into their six conjugations with 1st 2nd and 3rd person single on the left (“singles on the left”) and the 1st 2nd and 3rd person plural on the right (“couples on the right”). Students can imagine single rooms on the left side of the hotel, and double or family rooms on the right. The pronouns are animated in both English and Spanish so students can be quizzed on them before tackling the actual verb conjugation. The verb to be conjugated is placed in the “today’s chef’s special” board, and the correct conjugations are animated so they can be shown as students answer questions or once they have written the conjugations on mini whiteboards, for example. There is an adapted version for ‘boot’, ‘L shaped’ or ‘stem-changing’ verbs, in which the top right of the hotel is green. This is a “no stem-changing” area in the hotel. There is another version for true irregulars, but the changes are purely aesthetic so nothing to explain there. Finally, the resource is LGBT+ and non-binary friendly by including the singular they and leaving a space in ‘nosotr_s’, ‘vosotr_s’ and ‘ell_s’ for an ‘o’, ‘a’, ‘@’, ‘X’ or ‘e’ to be added, in line with Spanish inclusive language. Please feel free to adapt and share on, provided I am credited for the original work.
Spanish conditional using poder and deber (would, could and should).
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Spanish conditional using poder and deber (would, could and should).

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This PowerPoint lesson recaps how to use the conditional tense in Spanish, then focuses on the differences between the English would (simply conjugating the verb itself), should (conjugating deber + INF) and could (conjugating poder + INF). It can be taught as a single episode and supplemented with practice translations or a mini-whiteboard activity, or taught alongside one of my other conditional presentations for a faster-paced revision lesson.
Spanish conditional irregulars (in 3 groups)
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Spanish conditional irregulars (in 3 groups)

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This PowerPoint can be used to teach an episode on the 12 irregular verbs in the conditional tense, understanding them as three groups that follow set patterns. It starts off with a recap of what the conditional is, when it is used, and how it is formed for regular verbs. It can be supplemented with textbook or mini-whiteboard activities, or used alongside my other conditional PowerPoints (into and could, should and would).
Spanish Present Subjunctive Tense  (+ Subjunctive Mood) incl. irregulars
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Spanish Present Subjunctive Tense (+ Subjunctive Mood) incl. irregulars

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This PowerPoint lesson explains what the subjunctive and indicative moods are, what they express and how they are used, before looking specifically at the present subjunctive tense and how to form it. It also looks at some key irregular verbs as well as the key ways the present subjunctive is used including the formula ‘es + adj + que + subj’ (e.g. es importante que vayas’. The PPT contains a date, title and objective slide as well as a starter activity, clear progression steps and plenty of opportunities for practice.
Claro 1 Unit 1 (11 lessons) with attractive resources
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Claro 1 Unit 1 (11 lessons) with attractive resources

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This resource includes 11 PowerPoint presentations that can be used to teach all of Claro 1 Unit 1 Spanish to Year 7 or 8. The lessons contain lots of my own resources that teach alongside the Claro 1 textbook, including the numbers 1-19, the colours, the days and months, introducing yourself, birthdays and age. Some of the PPTs may take more than one lesson to go through but there is a whole half term’s worth of Spanish lessons in there (approx 2 hours per week). Every PPT contains a date, title and objectives slide and starter activities, as well as my own activities and guidance to the activities in the Claro 1 textbook.
Comparatives in Spanish (los comparativos)
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Comparatives in Spanish (los comparativos)

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An animated PPT lesson that explains what comparatives are and how to form and use them, with a title and objectives slide, progression steps and an editable plenary slide. It also includes various practice activities for students to get the hang of using comparatives in sentences.
Spanish Conditional Tense Bundle (intro to regular conditional, irregulars and using poder and deber)
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Spanish Conditional Tense Bundle (intro to regular conditional, irregulars and using poder and deber)

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This bundle contains three PowerPoint presentations that can be used to teach the conditional tense in Spanish. Each PPT contains a date, title and objective slide, progression steps and a plenary slide. The lessons are as follows: Lesson1: This PowerPoint lesson is for introducing the Spanish conditional tense: what is it? when do we use it? how do we form it? what are the irregular verbs? The presentation is suitable if students have never looked at the conditional tense before but also as a refresher/revision lesson. Lesson 2: This PowerPoint can be used to teach an episode on the 12 irregular verbs in the conditional tense, understanding them as three groups that follow set patterns. It starts off with a recap of what the conditional is, when it is used, and how it is formed for regular verbs. It can be supplemented with textbook or mini-whiteboard activities, or used alongside my other conditional PowerPoints (into and could, should and would). Lesson 3: This PowerPoint lesson recaps how to use the conditional tense in Spanish, then focuses on the differences between the English would (simply conjugating the verb itself), should (conjugating deber + INF) and could (conjugating poder + INF). It can be taught as a single episode and supplemented with practice translations or a mini-whiteboard activity, or taught alongside one of my other conditional presentations for a faster-paced revision lesson.