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5 MORE Binge-worthy Netflix Shows for Spanish Teachers

How many of you feel that your own language skills could use some work since you spend your day using novice or intermediate level Spanish with language learners? How many of you are exhausted and just want to lay on your couch when you get home? I have the solution for you, binge watching Netflix in Spanish!

In a post on Secondary Spanish Space last year I shared my original 5 Binge-worthy Netflix Shows for Spanish Teachers (Juana Inés, Las Chicas de Cable, Ingobernable, Velvet & El Internado). Since then, here are 5 more series in Spanish that I have personally watched on Netflix.

5 MORE Binge-worthy Netflix Shows for Spanish Teachers

*Please note that most of these shows would NOT be appropriate for students and are for your personal enjoyment only. As with anything, if you are thinking of using it in class, I would recommend watching it first to see if it would work with your students and school culture.

Here are binge-worthy Netflix shows for Spanish teachers, listed from least commitment to most.

Tiempos de guerra (Morocco: Love in the times of War)

1 season - 13 episodes (about 70 minutes each)

This show takes place in the 1920's in the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco during the Rif War. A group of upper class women come to work as volunteer nurses with little experience. They find love, drama, and heartbreak. Alicia (Amaia Salamanca) from Gran Hotel as well as other Antena 3 regulars are a part of this Spanish drama. I watched the whole show in a about a week and even got my non Spanish speaking husband to watch using English subtitles. I am hoping for more seasons!

El tiempo entre costuras (The Time in Between)

1 season - 17 episodes (about 45 minutes each)

This is another Spanish historical drama, but this time during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. The first episode is excellent, and could be a movie on it's own. The main character, Sira is a dressmaker who runs off to Morocco with a boyfriend who ends up dumping her. It is very similar to Tiempos de guerra above, which I also like better. To be honest I wanted the first two episodes about a year ago, but then was so mad with what happened, I quit. I just started it again and and hoping to finish it this time.

El minesterio del tiempo (The Ministry of Time)

3 seasons - 34 total episodes (about 70 minutes each)

This is my current Netflix obsession. Everyone in my Spanish teacher groups has been talking about wanting it to come to Netflix, so I was intrigued. It is an adventure, comedy, fantasy that follows a group of people who travel through time in Spain. It is perfect for Spanish teachers because we nerd out with references to historical figures that we only ever talked about in out Spanish literature and history classes. I feel like a boss explaining them to my husband. While he hates reading the subtitles, he secretly loves the show too. We are just on season 1, but I can not wait to watch more. I know a few teachers use the show, or just certain episodes with upper level classes, such as Bethanie Drew. It is well written and I can not wait to find out more about everyone's' past. 

El Barco 

3 seasons - 43 total episodes (about 70-90 minutes each)

El Barco takes place in present but is more of a dramatic adventure-mystery. A catastrophic accident makes the entire land mass of the world disappear. This boat is supposedly the only life left on Earth. For El Internado fans it has Julia and Rebecca, playing very similar roles. Each episode is like a mini movie. They are quite long and some extreme issue occurs in each one, that seems to magically be solved by the end of the episode, never to come up again. It has more fantasy with the ridiculous situations, but also romance with many love triangles. We watched a few episodes with my upper level Spanish homeroom, and a few girls went home and watched the whole series. It is a little out there for my personal taste, but still entertaining. 

Gran Hotel

3 seasons - 66 total episodes (about 45 minutes each)

I actually watched Gran Hotel the first time it was on Netflix about 4 years ago. Of those on this list it is by far my favorite. I am actually watching it for a second time. It is my go to if I want something on in the background while I am working alone. It star Ivan from El Internado, as well as many other actors from my favorite Spanish shows. It takes place at a high class hotel in Spain in 1905 and has crime, mystery and drama. If I did not show El Internado in my upper level classes, I would use this show. I even did a post 3 years ago with resources to teach Gran Hotel

If you are looking for even more, check out this huge list from Spanish Mama

What else would you add?

Coco in Spanish Class

Inside: Resources for teaching the movie Coco in Spanish class

Coco in Spanish Class

libro lunes: La piñata de Renata

Inside this post: It is time for another libro lunes, telling you about a great addition to your Spanish classroom library. If you implement FVR, or Free Voluntary Reading, make sure you also check out the game changer for me in regards to reading in Spanish class.

libro lunes: La piñata de Renata - a must have book for Spanish class

lista lunes: marzo (mania musical, Las Fallas, spring break in Spanish class & more!)

Inside: Ideas for March in Spanish class, including March Music Madness, a no prep activity for after Spring Break, resources to teach the Spanish festival, Las Fallas, and more ways to add culture to class this March.  

lista lunes: marzo (mania musical, Las Fallas, spring break in Spanish class & more!)

10 Confessions of a February Teacher Mom

It is time for another #Confession post. I have gotten multiple messages lately with teachers feeling overwhelmed and thinking that based on my social media I happen to have it together. 

Newsflash I don't have it together. 

I feel like I need to insert a dose or reality to hopefully help you realize that you are not alone. This time of year is HARD. It is cold. It is dreary. It is burnout month. Students are over school and teachers are having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the school year tunnel. While I am right there with you, my biggest advice is to mix it up. (Sr. Wooly Week was a great change of pace for us last week). Take care of yourself and don't take school work home. Do you want to feel a little better about yourself? Here are 10 confessions of a February Teacher Mom. 

10 Confessions of a February Teacher Mom

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