Build a class tradition and play this song when it is a student’s birthday.
Use it as a springboard to explore cultural differences in seven countries.
Set the tone for your Native Speakers class to learn and respect regional differences.
Also point out that some countries have more than one version, depending on location.
I compare this to the word “soda” in the US. I called it ‘tonic’ as a child in New England, my husband called it “pop” and now we call it soda.
If you teach a Native Speaker class or a Heritage Speaker class, this is the perfect springboard to acknowledging that in this class we will explore different variations of the Spanish language. It can be eye-opening for some to learn that their way of expressing themselves isn’t ‘the’ way, rather one of many. This song can lead to creating a positive, safe, and fun way to acknowledge and acquire differences.