Spanish for Educators – 15 Prepositions of Place in Spanish
This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on learning 15 Prepositions of Place in Spanish: Preposiciones de lugar.
The objective of this Spanish lesson is for educators to learn how to explain to students where to put classroom objects and direct students about where things go in the classroom.
How many times do you get asked questions like these throughout the day?
- “Maestra/o, where do I put my homework?”
- “Where does my LA notebook go?”
- “Where should I put my math folder?”
- “Where are the scissors?”
Su reto profesional: It is one thing to listen to this lesson, but we believe it is up to you to apply it and acquire it! So, I challenge you to…start using these prepositions of place in Spanish in your classroom today to give indications to your students! ¿Dónde están las cosas en el aula?
Here is the Spanish lesson all about Prepositions of Place – I taught to my Maestro Miércoles Facebook group:
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¿Qué es una preposición? / What Is a Preposition?
A preposition is, basically, a LOCATOR of place and / or time of one object in relation to another.
Algunos ejemplos / Some examples
Preguntas comunes / Common Questions
Maestro(a) / Teacher
- ¿Dónde debo poner la tarea? / Where should I put ______ ?
- ¿Dónde van los cuadernos? / Where do the _________ go?
- ¿Dónde está la papelera? / Where is _________?
- ¿Dónde pongo? / Where do I put _________?
Las preposiciones más comunes / Most Common Prepositions
Learning these prepositions will help you to give indications and instructions to your Spanish speaking students. Some of them have two or more different options to use but the meaning is the same.
Otras preposiciones importantes / Other Interesting Prepositions
Besides the list of prepositions you have above, there are some others you could find useful to learn. You will find a full explanation in this post but I want to make sure to add them in this lesson as well 😀
El gran dilema: Por Vs. Para
Por y Para can cause major confusion y problemas! Often, it is hard to distinguish when to use which one as they both mean FOR and have many other uses. Don’t worry, we have some great resources to help you understand the differences between Por y Para. Here is a quick reference and you will see below more links for more in depth study of Por Vs. Para.
|Por||For / By / Because of / Through / Per||¿Sabes navegar por Internet?|
|Para||For / To / In order to||Pida permiso para ir al baño|
Do you want to master Por Vs Para? Check the links below:
Usos comunes en el aula / Common Uses in the Classroom
De la clase de Ms. Longmire / From Ms. Longmire class
It’s your turn! / ¡Te toca a ti!
Which prepositions would you use in these classroom instructions?
- Los estudiantes van to la clase de educación física.
- Los cuadernos de matemática están next to la computadora.
- Vamos a escribir with el lápiz.
- La papelera está behind la puerta.
Study all of this classroom vocabulary in Spanish with these flashcards!
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