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Leaning Spanish

FAQ

 
  1. How can I succeed in Spanish?
  2. How am I supposed to understand you if you are speaking in Spanish?
  3. What visual cues do you provide during a lesson?
  4. What do you mean by active listening?
 

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:
posters
pictures
drawings
diagrams
my gestures
facial expressions
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 
know.  
    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.)
 
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