Prevent English from Creeping into Spanish Conversations with These Useful Comprehensible Input Rejoinders
Crutch Expressions for When Students Get Stuck!
These go-to expressions improve students’ ability to sound like natives and to formulate their thoughts as they manipulate the meaning of what they want to say next.
- Forty one-sided cards
- Muletilla expression is on one card, with an example Spanish sentence on another card in a corresponding color
- Instructions (PDF) with various options for use
- Reference sheet (PDF) lists each phrase, with the sample sentence for each in Spanish and English
©2019. Spanish. Intermediate. Level 2, Novice High. High school. Set of forty 9 x 6-inch cards. Cardstock. 2-page PDF download. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
About the Author
Audrey Yates Irias started learning Spanish at age 10 in a FLEX program in her elementary school, because her aunt lived in Puerto Rico. She was so enamored with learning languages that she dove in head first, and took multiple years of Spanish and French in high school. Following her passion, she was a double major in Spanish and French Education and a TESOL minor, at Illinois State University—during which time she studied in Spain and France. She taught for 11 years in both traditional as well as virtual classrooms. In 2016, she earned her master’s in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Illinois.
Audrey enjoys spending time with her daughter, dancing, teaching students one-on-one, and developing curriculum that benefits students and teachers of World Languages.