The (Spanish) word of the year for 2015* is (cue drumroll...) well, why don't you (and your students) have a little guessing game before looking?
To help narrow the field, here's a short video featuring the 12 'finalistas' from which the winner was chosen. BTW, have your finger on the 'pause' button and your dictionaries at the ready as some of the words might be a little obscure. (Well, they were to me...) And before you do search the dictionaries, there's a lot of useful dicusssion to be generated by attempting to guess the meanings.
Palabra del año 2015, doce finalistas video
Palabra del año 2015, doce finalistas (definitions)
The winning word is here: 2015 ganadora
And if you enjoyed that, here are the 12 finalistas and la ganadora for 2014 plus the 2013 ganadora.
Palabra del año 2014, doce finalistas (video plus TVE news report)
Palabra del año 2014, doce finalistas (definitions)
2014 sopa de letras
*According to the Fundéu BBVA, asesorada por la Real Academia Española (RAE).
If you enjoyed this resource, you might enjoy reading about my life here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro