Listening seems like it should be simple, but listening to a foreign language is difficult.
Listening is one of the most essential skills in the bilingual classroom. It provides language input. Without input, language learners do not have the foundations to build on their spoken and written language.
I compiled this list of resources to help develop students’ quietly listening skills.
Make sure you check them out and choose the one that is best for your class.
Websites & Apps
Downloadable MP3 music from Grammy-winning music duo Andrés and Christina. Their songs are available in Spanish and English. Encourage listening and speaking with these Latin-flavored songs.
Books, songs and poems on CDs are also great alternatives for students at the listening stations.
YouTube has some great channels with high-quality music and stories in Spanish that your students will love listening over and over again. Here are my top 5: