What am I most proud of?
Amongst all accomplishments or improvements I’ve made this year in Spanish, I am most proud of my overall ability to expand my knowledge without falling behind in class. I feel that this was not only due to mostly consistently studying out-of-class, but also just creating examples or writing sentences and immediately applying newfound knowledge such as expressions and transitions, vocabulary or conjugation uses, in class.
Do I consider myself a Spanish-speaker? Why or why not?
To an extent, I suppose that I consider myself a Spanish-speaker. Because that my speaking skills are lesser than my comprehension and writing skills, I feel that I wouldn’t necessarily use the term, “Spanish-speaker” unless used in an overall sense. Whilst this is true, I believe that I could consider myself this because I think that I know enough Spanish to have an everyday conversation in multiple formalities or registers in both writing and speaking. In my judgment, I believe that
What would I do differently if I could do the course again?
If I could do this course over again, I would try to apply Spanish or newly-learned Spanish from class to my everyday life in terms of speaking in Spanish. This could be both in class or outside of class (speaking to my mom). I feel that this would have been the a good opportunity to practice speaking aloud in general
What are three concrete actions I can take to ensure that I am prepared for Spanish B next year?
- Study important, complex vocabulary learned from this course by using Quizlet sets on my free time during the summer (in the car, at home, etc)
- Consolidate knowledge on conjugation by memorizing patterns and rules written in my notebook (using different strategies to remember)
- Practice overall conversational skills with Spanish-Speaking friends while in the U.S (whether it’s via text or in person) or (additional) Use Duolingo app to consolidate and reinforce overall Spanish knowledge (expressions and transitions)
- ADDITIONAL– Organize transitions, expressions, vocabulary, subjunctive uses, imperative uses, etc in my notebook into one section (can be read with ease, simpler to read and practice)