If you've not already done so, visit Carol Stacy's Mi Wiki . You will find a vast amount of resources that include music videos, movie trailers, poetry, online Spanish reference sources , and much more.

For teachers: Below is a powerpoint about using Youtube videos in the foreign language classroom that Carol created for her recent presentation at the annual TFLA conference. There are also Youtube for Spanish Teachers and Youtube for French Teachers pages located within her wiki.

Language connects us to one another!

NEW ! Visit Cherice Montgomery's new wiki for Spanish teachers - The Culture Connection - linking languages, learners, and life. Fabulous resources and ideas !

Quelques activités:
Infografía: El mapa más ‘cool’ del mundo hispanohablante

Soyez un minero
Noticigrama: Resumen internacion

Schtroumpfs/Pitufos !

We are the World (Solidarity)

A Day at the Bullfight
Bullfighting for French and Spanish classes - Note: scroll below (down this page), first, for tips on how to navigate this site of my wiki, which has multiple resources and pages primarily for French teachers and students , but also includes Spanish materials and activities.

Un peu de musique:

Latin Music USA (PBS Video)

Fiesta Latina (In Performance at the White House)

A few "oldies but goodies" I discovered in an ACTFL session presented by my friends Marilyn Barrueta and Bill Heller ...
Cantare Cantaras (American charity single counterpart is We Are the World

Ethiopie - French charity single counterpart of Cantare Cantaras

*Note: "Band Aid around the world ":
When, back in 1984, Bob Geldof was shell-shocked by the African crisis, he first recorded a single : "Do They Know It's Christmas" with the cream of the English pop artists of the time. This led to a lot of similar charity singles around the world. The Spanish ,French , and American songs detailed above are among them.(from: http://liveaid.free.fr/pages/bandaid.html)

And, more recently, for Haiti:

Somos el Mundo (for Haiti)

Geste pour Haiti

Alberto Cortez - Cuando un amigo se va


Por ella - José José con José Feliciano

More from Marilyn:
MECANO - HIJO DE LA LUNA (Spanish lyrics included at Daily Motion site)

MECANO DIS-MOI LUNE D'ARGENT (same as above, en francais!)


Joan Manuel Serrat - Cantares

"Cantares" Joan Manuel Serrat & Joaquin Sabina

VICENTICO - Los Caminos de la Vida

Music from various locations...(lifted from Carol Stacy's wiki)

España / México

La malagueña salerosa de Galindo/Ramírez/Miguel Aceves Mejía
interpretado por Plácido Domingo.
Canción popular, tiene que ver con la chica de Málaga, gitanos, flamenco.
(Por eso, España/México) (info from Mi Wiki)


La luna de Xelajú - Paco Pérez


Guantanamera - letra de José Martí, interpretado por Compay Segundo


Carnavalito - de Edmundo Zaldívar, interpretado por Sukay


Si vas para Chile - interpretado por Los Huasos Quincheros


Gustavo Dudamel ,Mambo

Bullfighting and Matadors
Why not do a unit about bullfighting (very popular in southern France as well as in Spain) with your Spanish colleagues? It can be a stimulating source of discussion and debate. Many ideas and connections are contained on my Tauromachie wiki page , including art, literature , film, music and more. Note that there are separate pages linked therein for the Corrida and additional forms of "bull games" in France.
A Day at the Bullfight for French and Spanish Classes

Dessine-moi un taureau ..
De Lascaux à Picasso - L'Art Taurin

Great article (en anglais): "Taurine Art from Altamira to Zuloaga in a nutshell"

Les Taureaux/Toros/Bulls including Ferdinando;-) ... From the Ranch to the Bullring

Matadors 2010(Sur ce site il y a des videos, photos, etc - -In Spanish). Les "vedettes" de la corrida(article en français)

The Matador - trailer - La vie d'El Fandi

Carmen - a French opera, but set in Spain, and linked to the bullfight !

Scène finale - la mort de Carmen

Notez bien le parallèle, grâce au montage des images
, entre la corrida et la scène avec Carmen and Don Jose. Comment est-ce que le taureau symbolise Carmen?.

Variations de Carmen - quelques exemples

1. Carmen Jones - C'est l'histoire d'une Carmen américaine...

2.Carmen de Carlos Saura- Une troupe de musiciens et de danseurs s'entraine pour jouer Carmen. Le directeur de la troupe et la danseuse principale vivent de plus en plus l'histoire de Carmen et Don Jose. La scene et la vie se mélangent...Dans ce film, la danse flamenco est extraordinaire; il faut la voir.

Tobacco factory scene

Carmen is the universal "femme fatale" - - a "classic" story that can be told within different frameworks of time and culture. Students could create their own, modern versions of Carmen ...


British, Spanish and French Actors Took Many Oscars in 2008 !

A few films (not new) that I've recently enjoyed :
Mar Adentro - Trailer

Note that there is a great French movie along the same themes as Mar Adentro:
Le scaphandre et le papillon - trailer (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

La Misma Luna

como agua para chocolate

hable con ella

7:35 de la Mañana

a french subtitled version of the film

The Mission (en anglais)

La Bamba

And a film collaboration (Brazil, France and Italy):
Black Orpheus - Movie Trailer

Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro in Portuguese) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, setting it in the modern context of Rio de Janeiro during the Carnaval. The film was an international co-production between production companies in Brazil, France and Italy.(source=Wikipedia)

Manha de Carnaval -the renowned music by bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim in the film "Black Orpheus"

Fiestas y Feriados

Anuncio de Panetón Donofrío:

Hacia Belén va una burra - Rin, rin

Adeste Fideles - Vayamos Cristianos

Día de los muertos

Visit Carol Stacy's "YouTube for Spanish Teachers" to hear more music, experience more fiestas, etc.!