Welcome to Spanish class! We are going to do so many exciting things in Spanish this year. Our classes will practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening in Spanish. We will also explore Hispanic culture, including music, geography, traditions, and saints. Did you know that 500 million people in the world speak Spanish? It is the second most spoken language in the world! (-second only to Mandarin Chinese) There are 50 million Spanish speakers in the United States alone. What a helpful language to learn!
The best way to learn Spanish is to speak it - which is why Spanish class will be for listening and speaking in Spanish.
***Homework (for grades 3-8) will prepare students to participate in class. We will use worksheets, vocabulary, projects and Duolingo (grade 5-8, more on that later) and there will be several homework assignments each week. Students must come to class with all assignments completed each week.
***There will often be a very short quiz at the beginning of class. (generally, 7 questions, taken directly from the homework)
Tips to Help Students learn Spanish Vocabulary 1. Memory sheet - fold a piece of loose leaf paper in half, lengthways. Write the Spanish word on one side and its English translation on the opposite side of the fold. Students can quiz themselves by reviewing with one side folded under at a time. 2. Write a word you are having trouble with, and its translation, five times. (pay attention to accent marks and spelling when copying) 3. Put a list of words you are studying someplace where you will see it often - on the bathroom mirror or on your desk at home. 4. Flash cards 5. Use an online study tool, like Quizlet. 6. Do your homework!!!
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