Bilingual Teens: Spanish for Ages 13-18

You’re teen is becoming bilingual- smart!

There are so many lifestyle and career benefits to being multilingual and there are lots of great resources available to help you get there. Here are some recommended resources for you and your bilingual teen.

Shows and Movies

Spanish shows are a great place to start with teens. There are so many options for listening to shows in Spanish that are high interest and they provide great exposure to a new language. There are also several Spanish films that provide great language but also powerful cultural insights.

Inside: Check out this awesome teen Spanish resource! A mini video encyclopedia on a variety of topics that includes links, games and activities for further exploration. Check out BrainPop Español here!


Learning Spanish is always more fun when you have regular resources coming in that make Spanish relevant in your life. Learn about the engagement that comes from having a Spanish subscription service!

Inside: Check out these awesome Spanish classes by HomeSchool Spanish Academy – all classes by native Spanish speakers!


Gifts in Spanish help to support language learning in so many ways! They can increase engagement with the Spanish language, add environmental print to the home and make language learning fun!

Inside: From Spanish books to Spanish clothes, this guide has everything you need to give the perfect Spanish gift!


Listening to music in Spanish is important for training your ear to hear the rhythm of a new language. Singing in Spanish is also a proven way to help you memorize new vocabulary and phrasing!

Inside: Check out this list of popular Spanish artists with songs that are perfect for teens learning Spanish!
Inside: Check out these popular pre-teen and teen songs from the Netflix show, “Soy Luna”!


Reading a book is a simple way to learn a new language that delivers big results. They’re engaging, informative and provide so much new vocabulary!

Inside: Check out these Spanish graphic novels that are perfect for teens reading Spanish!
Inside: Reading in Spanish is one of the best ways to improve Spanish language skills. Check out these top Spanish language chapter books, perfect for any older kid who can read in Spanish.
Inside: Finding books in Spanish can be a challenge! Check out Scholastic Club Leo, which always has a teen Spanish book section.
Inside: Reading in Spanish can be easily accessible with this online library of Spanish books for all ages. Read here about how you can use EPIC! online to improve your teen’s Spanish reading skills.
Inside: One of the top teen graphic novelists brings this amazing Spanish story. Read about our top graphic novel recommendation, “Fantasmas”, and see how it can build your teen’s Spanish language skills.

Books With Audio

Books with audio can provide you with so much language exposure for your teen. When you listen to a new language and follow along with the words that you hear you’re increasing your capacity for remembering the meaning of the words and learning the pronunciation of words that you see in print.

Inside: Check out these hilarious Spanish fairytales from! Free listening options are available at different speeds for teens learning Spanish at different levels.

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