How can I succeed in Spanish?
Always come prepared to class. You will always need a pen or pencil, your
text book and your binders. Use the visual cues I provide and be active
listeners. More information is provided below.
How am I supposed to understand you if you are speaking in Spanish?
I do not expect you to understand every word I say, but if you watch and
listen you will know what it is I am talking about. It is very important
that you are always watching me, especially since you are not fluent in
Spanish. You need to look for visual cues that I provide during a lesson so
that you understand what it is that is being said.
What visual cues do you provide during a lesson?
You will always know what I am talking about when you see:
and the actions of other students
What do you mean by active listening?
This means while you are listening you are working torwards understanding
what it is I am saying. Some strategies include:
1. Listen for words you know, don't get stuck on words you don't
2. Use the visual cues to help you understand
3. Listen for words that are repeated again and again
4. Listen for words which have a similar word in English (Spanish and
English actually have a lot in common. You will sometimes hear words that
sound like an English word being spoken with Spanish pronounciation. This
can be helpful at times. But be careful, some words sound the same but mean
something very different.)