We recently had some very special students at Route 66 Idiomas: Thiago and Milena, a 9 and 11 year old brother and sister from Brazil. Because at Route 66 Idiomas we also offer Spanish classes for children.
The way we teach Spanish to children is very different to how we teach adults. In a fun, spontaneous environment, classes focus on teaching vocabulary and developing oral communication and expression.
Thiago and Milena gave us the chance to give free rein to our imagination for 8 weeks (Yes! They spent 8 weeks with us!). As well as working with a book and materials created by our own teachers, we practised Spanish using online activities, taking advantage of all the resources the Internet has to offer (we created word webs and word searches; we made a comic using Pixton; we designed a poster using Piktochart and we had fun playing guessing games with Akinator). We also played many different games in class (we jumped, shouted, popped balloons, hid objects around the school…) and did various craft activities (we made wool baubles to decorate the Christmas tree, a calendar using the scrapbook technique and a Mix&Match book).
But none of this would have been possible without Thiago and Milena’s enthusiasm and involvement; they gave their all in every class.
¡Muchas gracias, chicos!
As you can see, at Route 66 Idiomas we are always open to new experiences.