While a teacher at Üsküdar SEV Elementary, I had the unique opportunity to lead Spanish Club. As a native Spanish speaker, my goal for the club was not only to provide students the opportunity to speak Spanish, but I also aimed to increase their awareness of the culture and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. To accomplish this end, our activities included cooking traditional Hispanic foods, learning typical dances, singing popular Spanish-language songs, making common crafts, as well as learning about and celebrating Hispanic holidays. The students very much enjoyed learning about Hispanic culture and the Spanish language through a native speaker. Below you can see them in action making piñatas!