This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about the future (dreams, goals, plans, etc.) in Spanish.

Articles


CualesSeranLasProfesionesDelFuturo.JPG - An article from Peru21 on the topic. Very brief text with interesting predictions from Microsoft that hint at the social problems of the future

DiezProfesionesDelFuturo.JPG - This article contains some intriguing predictions likely to stimulate students' imaginations

ElFuturoEsDeLasProfesionesQueTodaviaNoExisten.JPG - Scroll down to bottom part of article. Structure is EXCELLENT for beginning learners (use of future tense in yo form with simple descriptions of what the job will be like in the 3rd person)

Las10ProfesionesDelFuturo.JPG - Brief article from Forbes Mexico. Some professions are similar to those identified in the article above, others are not. Students could compare and contrast.



Music


Bonito by Jarabe de Palo - Music video discusses the speaker's optimism about the future despite all that is wrong with the world--not much in the way of future tense included though


Bonny Cepeda - Fiesta de graduación (1991)
- Not really a video--just shows the album cover. Song discusses how a student has anticipated the night of his graduation for a long time, along with his future plans. Song is full of vocabulary words relating to school (amigos, computadoras, contabilidad, estudiantes, idiomas, graduación, matricularé, medicina, universidad, etc.), as well as future tense (bailaré salsa y merengue, estaré,
estudiaré, matricularé, presentaré, seguiré, tomaré, etc.)



Poetry


Instantes.jpg - Interactive exercises from Barbara Kuczun Nelson designed around the poem Instantes that help students think about how they might change the choices they have made if they were given the opportunity to relive their lives while practicing the conditional and the subjunctive


Videos


Profesiones del futuro
- Discusses how technology is transforming the economy, employment opportunities, and the need for adaptation

Sueños
- Cute video, in Spanish with Spanish subtitles, in which a guy goes around selling dreams on public buses and discusses his "career" with his grandmother, who has retired from the same career. Students could generate ideas for similar, non-existent careers. They could also practice telling the story (using preterit v. imperfect) of how their dreams came true as a post-viewing activity. Also, lots of opportunities to discuss cultural elements of the video, such as the use of "vos"


See also: Dreams, Environment, Health & Hygiene, Heroes, Professions, Science, Technology