June 2017 archive

Phase 4 Reflection

What am I most proud of?
I am most proud of my dedication to spanish and learning the language. I focussed a lot on vocabulary this year and believe I have done well with this. I did this mainly by creating and studying quizlet sets. Also, I am proud of my general improvements in this class and with the language. I am glad that I was able to keep my grades up, even though the workload went up.

Do I consider myself a Spanish-speaker? Why or why not?
I do not consider myself a spanish speaker, instead, I say I am a spanish learner. I am more of a spanish reader and writer than a speaker. I might have enough skills for a very basic conversation but there would most likely still be many grammatical mistakes.

What would I do differently if I could do the course again?
If I could take this spanish year again I would focus on my speaking and oral skills. I am lacking quite a bit of fluency. Even if I know the vocabulary and conjugation, I forget a lot of this when I speak. I would have also liked to use the time during spanish class to its fullest potential. I believe I already am using it for a lot of development of my skills but I believe I could have done a bit more.

What are three concrete actions I can take to ensure that I am prepared for Spanish B next year?

  1. As I was struggling with conjugation towards the end of the year. I have decided to focus on this over the summer. I will use sites such as Colby to practice, not just one tense but all of them. I will also not just focus on how to conjugate but also to recognize when to use which tense.
  2. Secondly, I would like to focus more on advanced vocabulary. I will look at expressions and transitions beyond the basics and try to form sentences with these.
  3. Also, I would like to organize my notes into sections to make them easier to review over the summer.