The Simpsons are one of the most popular cartoons among teenagers in Spain. As an American product, this cartoon contains many references to "American Civilization and Culture" (e.g. institutions, daily life, etc.). In this project we are going to explore those references so that when you whatch the Simpsons you can understand more about them and their country. Enjoy!

I have started this project in progress as a result of my recent visit to the United States to participate in a program organised by ITD and funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as one of their Study of the U.S. Institutes. The program lasted 6 weeks and took place in Amherst (Massachusetts) between 23 June- 2 August, 2008.

I decided to use because it is a free site that allows me to achieve all the linguistic and non linguistic objectives I have in mind in this project. These objectives are summarized in the Lesson Plan page.

This site has only an educational purpose. Therefore, if any of the resources in here are not used properly, please get in contact with me via email webmaster(at)

Amherst College