๐Ÿง Free: Spelling on Twitter ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐ŸŒŽ

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These last years I’ve been compiling a collection of linguistic mistakes I happened to read on Twitter. These tweets have been great real examples for my students. They found them fun and challenging.ย  Here it is a small selection of the top 30 and different ways to exploit this freebie.
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๐Ÿ˜‚Summer time: Despacito ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

It is not even summer yet and I think we can officially declare “Despacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee as THE song of the summer of 2017. Unless you’ve been isolated in a remote location you must be familiar with this song:

It’s been played on radio stations all over the world several times a day and then, back in April Justin Bieber made it even more viral if possible by releasing his own version (even though he is not quite familiar with the lyrics still).

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๐Ÿค”Opinion: Spanish ONLY?! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

When I was a teaching assistant, one of the most popular questions I got asked was: โ€œDo you actually talk to the students in Spanish ALL THE TIME?โ€

This โ€˜Spanish onlyโ€™ approach is actually quite old*. A great example that illustrates how old this matter is is the following sketch from SNL. *Eddie Murphy old.

There is a thin line between helping the students and making them feel stupid (big mistake) or disengaged. So where is the key for me? It is not that simple.

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๐Ÿ“š + ๐Ÿ“บ Ian Gibson on Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Last night I was really happy to see this interview with Ian Gibson (Irish author and Hispanist) on a Spanish late night show called Late Motiv.

Heโ€™s been in Spain for a long time (60 years) and after watching the interview I feel like he knows us so well. People often find interesting the perception others have from us and in this case, I love how in such simple words he characterized Spain and its people with such detail. Bold and clear statements on:

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