Fun Projects

Playlist 1:  Con ton y son

This playlist contains all the songs we used in our SPAN 304 class (Fall 2020), as well as some suggested by students like you. It contains songs from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the United States, by both classics and new artists. They helped us learn grammar, vocabulary, and the rhythms of our many cultures. Their melodies and beats helped us transcend space and time, and feel together in spite of everything. Feel free to download the playlist, and play the songs, and suggest new ones to the list, to me here. 

Playlist 2: Comer y cantar

Love music? Love Latino food? So do we! In the Fall of 2020, students in SPAN 304 chose their favorite songs about their favorite foods. The result is this groovy, happy, mouth-watering playlist that we're sharing with you. Click  to hear about chocolate, sugar, mangos, and the occasional alcoholic beverage (ahem). We hope it inspires you the next time you're in the kitchen. Enjoy!

Podcast: El Tex-Mix

Over the past couple of years, students in various classes created episodes of the podcast El Tex-Mix, a new initiative meant to develop multiliteracies in the language and content classroom. These 10-minute episodes are based on authentic interviews, and cover a range of different topics, including Texas music and love stories. Click on the tracks on the right to hear the results of their work. New episodes with different but related topics are added regularly, so come back regularly.

Digital Magazine: Leyendas hispanas de Tejas

In Fall 2018, students in my SPAN 202 wrote articles for a collective digital magazine on Texas Spanish-speaking artists, which they called Leyendas hispanas de Texas. By working in small groups over the semester, they created chapters about seven different artists, such as Freddy Fender, Rosita Fernández, Lydia Mendoza, and many others. Click below to find out more.