Files are listed in order of presentation in class, most recent first and oldest last.
NOTE to Students & Parents:
I spend a considerable amount of time searching for quality videos for you to enjoy that reinforce what we are learning in the classroom, and I hope that they are of
great use to you in learning Spanish. PLEASE be careful when you "branch out" and explore other videos or the comments below them, as "wandering" the internet is a common
phenomenon and I cannot possibly vouch for everything the world chooses to publish. Explore at your own risk!
The hand movements, gracias a los Scouts de Chile:
...y MUCHOS OTROS videos de "Palo palo palo...":
for Spanish-speakers of all ages - just the words, no music
the jam session of a live band, apparently in Atlanta
Chayanne (puertorriqueño), en concierto (en 2010) y en otra presentación (en 1989)... cómo pasa el tiempo (and he hasn't changed much... whether singing beautiful, slow, heart-felt
ballads and love songs, or dance-able,
fun, up-beat tunes like "El torero" - ME FASCINA!!!)!
Katunga (grupo argentino), famosos en los años 70 y cantando en 2009
- estilo hondureño en los años 70 (I'm guessing)
versiones clásicas de Damirón y de Ángel Viloria, de los años 50 (the 1950's)
una chica teaching her familia y amigos the hand movements, home video style... camera moves a lot, slightly irritating to watch, but real!
- en un partido de fútbol, específicamente Pachuca vs. Pumas en 2009... apparently it's the winners' song!
- estilo mexicano de banda,
and the Scouts mexicanos doing the hand movements (and attempting to
dance merengue at the end)
a high school band, not sure where they're from
Larry Elgart Big Band
some Dutch people (de los Países Bajos) singing it brasileño-style
- ...y más! But you get the point, right? Everyone and their mamá knows this song and has been singing it for many decades and in many different styles based on where
they're from and the rhythm they like best...which is your favorite?
Months of the year, pronunciation practice by breaking up words into syllables:
(Note the Spanish distinción - not ceceo nor seseo - in the video! Tells you where the speaker's
from, like a Texan using "y'all" instead of "you guys" or some other phrase to refer to second person plural people!)
Catchy song for months! Also Spanish... "martho" & "dithiembre" :)