Materials for Teaching Spanish – From 1st through 8th grades in a Waldorf School– Marta Náñez, WSTA, 2019. “People fluent in more that one language experience thinking and feeling very differently from one language to another. When we help a child to learn a different language, we are helping him to keep his thinking more alive and less set in the patterns to which his own language limits him.” Digital Limited edition. FREE with your WSTA Membership. www.waldorfspanishteachers.org
Andando Caminos: Teaching Spanish in Waldorf Schools– Elena Forrer, Rudol Steiner Press, 2014. Andando Caminos offers support in all aspects of Waldorf Spanish lessons, based on the developmental levels as the children move through the grades according to indications from Rudolf Steiner. For language teachers, it is just as important to understand the children in each stage of their development as it is to cultivate balanced and artistic lessons. Andando Caminos does not intend to bring a lesson plan to teachers, but to provide support for that task. It offers a practical perspective on planning the lessons, as well as encouragement for individual teachers to discover their own artistry and gifts. Included are ample materials available from the Hispanic culture. Although countries in Latin America and Spain share many songs and customs, others are distinctive to each region or country. From the folk tale “El Gallo Kiriko” to “Nicolás Guillén’s Los Abuelos,” and from the Mexican legend of “Los Volcanes” to the shadow play of the ballad “Conde Olinos,” this text brings material suitable for all of the grades. Each piece is introduced with explanatory text for the teacher and is arranged according to the grades, first through eighth. Everything included in this book has been tested in the classroom. Language teachers in Waldorf schools need more than strategies for delivering content. The work of teaching involves a human approach to learning-creativity and a path of self-discovery. In the words of the Spanish poet Antonio Machado, “Caminante no hay camino se hace camino al andar”. www.amazon.com
Enseñando Español – Orientaciones para maestros– Julieta Miranda, 2nd. Edition, 2013. Este libro contiene varias secciones: En primer lugar se presentan algunas reflexiones de Rudolf Steiner sobre la enseñanza de lenguas foráneas, a continuación principios generales en la enseñanza de la lengua, líneas curriculares, las tres “R” en la educación Waldorf, como estructurar una clase; se termina esta primera parte con la presentación de una metodología para la enseñanza de la gramática y una sección de juegos didácticos para realizar dentro y fuera del aula. En la segunda parte se puede encontrar la programación del año escolar grado por grado y en la tercera parte algunos versos, canciones, poemas y lecturas apropiadas para cada nivel. www.amazon.com
Tell to Teach – Storytelling in Foreign Language Teaching in Waldorf Schools– Nora Hidalgo, 2013. This book gives a small window into the Waldorf methods for the teaching of foreign languages, followed by the principles of the TPRS techniques and a comparison of both. It includes a fourth grade curriculum because that is the time we start with the formal use of writing in our foreign language lessons. The book also includes a step-by-step guide on how to develop your own curriculum based on your particular goals, as well as a sample of the whole sequence the author followed in creating hers. www.telltoteach.com
Senderos (Teaching Spanish in Waldorf Schools)– Elena Forrer, Claudio Salusso, Enid Silvestry. AWSNA, Fair Oaks, 2000. Senderos takes the reader along a number of paths for the teaching of Spanish to children. It does so with imagination, understanding, and great dedication to the task at hand. Along the way it skillfully interweaves a pertinent discussion of some of the ideas and ideals which inspire Waldorf education. www.amazon.com
Discovering the Spanish Language through Songs – Descubriendo la lengua española a través del canto – María Consuelo Creamer, 1st Edition, 2019. Coming soon here.