Monday, February 4, 2013

Estar or Ser?

If you are a Spanish language teacher looking for ways to liven up your grammar lessons, here is a resource you will not want to miss.

I love these graphic images used to depict the difference between estar and ser in Spanish.  Both verbs mean "to be", except that estar is used to indicate a temporary state of being (I am sitting on the chair) and ser is used to indicate a more permanent state (I am Canadian).  I wish I had something like this back when I was teaching these same verbs in Portuguese to adult learners!

The use of visual aids to teach a language can be highly useful, especially if you can mix some humor into your lesson. 

To view more resources that you can use to infuse a creative teaching approach in your Spanish language classroom, please visit my Pinterest board.