I am currently reading Conti and Smith’s newest book, and I highly recommend it! I feel reaffirmed with what I am doing, and it also gives many new ideas to use the next day in class. One piece of advice is to try tongue twisters to help with pronunciation. I typically do not pay too much attention to pronunciation because I believe that the students will improve as they hear it more. However, this was a fun warm-up, and the students seemed to really enjoy it. I am going to continue to try it every few weeks! It is a quick warm-up and no prep since the tongue twisters are already written. I compiled a list of tongue twister websites:
- We started with these from Speaking Latino.
- This list has 117! And it lists the translations below. There are also some short ones that would be good for beginners.
- This website also has an impressive list.
- This website groups them by topics and has a lot of common topics such as family and fruits. (On an unrelated side note, it also has some illustrated sentences and quotes which is pretty cool!)
- And if those aren’t enough… there is MORE!