Spanish – Phase 4 Reflection

What am I most proud of?
I am most proud of the knowledge I gained, including new vocabularies, expressions, and grammar such as the subjunctive. This allowed me to write and talk about a wide range of topics with less difficulty. Additionally, I am also very proud of the grades I achieved because they were consistent, even for my listening and reading tests, which I am not very confident in.

Do I consider myself a Spanish-speaker? Why or why not?
Although I strongly feel that I have improved on my Spanish skills, I think that I lack my oral skills and listening skills to consider myself as a Spanish-speaker. Therefore, I would like to listen to audios, such as music, in Spanish during the break so that I can improve on them.

What would I do differently if I could do the course again?
When I complete assessments, I would make sure that the adjectives match the noun (adjective noun agreement) since this was one of the things that I often had mistakes on. Additionally, I would also listen to audios in Spanish more often to be able to comprehend what the speaker is saying.

What are three concrete actions I can take to ensure that I am prepared for Spanish B next year?
1. Review vocab and conjugations regularly during the break
2. Read texts in Spanish and expand on my vocab during the break
3. Listen to audios in Spanish during the break

 

Spanish – Unit 2 Reflection

A metaphor and a simile to describe the subjunctive and/or the imperative:

The subjunctive is the imperative without positivity.

The subjunctive is like a little girl on Christmas, waiting for Santa.

The imperative is the eagerness and desire.

The imperative is like a stressed teacher, leader, or parent.

How is what you have learned relevant to other classes/material you are learning?

This unit, our topic was on beauty and appearances. For example, we talked about how social media affects our standards of beauty and the elements that can influence our appearances and standards. This was relevant to what I learned and did in Design class. In Design, we designed upcycled products, and we researched about the trends and learned how that can affect our appearances and fashion. This was similar because, in both classes, we talked about how trends and medias can affect our appearances, including our fashion. Additionally, in Individuals and Societies class, we learned about how the environment can influence us very much. This was also similar to what I learned in Spanish because I learned about how we can get influenced by social medias and people around us, including our peers, in Spanish.

Write a headline of no more than 10 words to summarize your learning this unit:

Extended my knowledge of subjunctive, unit vocabularies, and expressions

Make a wordle or mind map of your learning:

Spanish – Unit 1 Reflection

Throughout this unit, we learned about hispanic art including different forms of art and their purpose and effects. We also went through the use of different tenses such as the imperfect and preterite and learned new expressions and unit vocabularies as well. I feel satisfied with my results and feel that I was able to expand my knowledge and improve my Spanish skills.

I think that my strength is using unit vocabulary and a variety of transitions in my work, which connects to doing well in my writing assessments. Trying to use new vocabularies and transitions help me memorize them, which I think leads to being able to use them for the upcoming assignments or understanding texts better. This also helps me do well in reading assessments since it helps me comprehend the text and answer questions with connections with the text. However, I feel that I still need to improve on grammar, such as the subject verb agreement and making sure the pronouns are correctly in the mascuine/feminine form, and making connections with the text when answering questions for reading assessments. Additionally, I think that my weaknesses are listening and speaking (oral). I find it challenging to comprehend what the speaker is saying right away and to follow along. I also sometimes mishear words as well. Furthermore, when I speak, I often get stuck or cannot come up with the word or expression that I am thinking of using.

Firstly, to reduce my grammar mistakes, I would like to proof read a couple of time after I finish my work such as to make sure that the subject and verb match and the pronouns are placed correctly. Additionally, to improve my listening skills, I would like to try to listen to audio, such as videos, radio, TV shows, and audio on the online Spanish textbook, more often, and additionally, more than trying to translate Spanish to English, I would like to be able to understand it right away without thinking much like I usually do with my native languages. Moreover, to improve my speaking skills, I would like to be able to conjugate verbs fluently and expand my vocabularies and expressions so that I can talk about a wider variety of things. Additionally, similar to listening, I would like to avoid translating what I want to say from English to Spanish when I speak as well.

My goal for the rest of semester one is to consistently review my notes and to keep on improving such as by expanding my vocabulary and using resources such as Quizlet and Colby.

Mis metas para Español

  1. revisar apuntes y usar recursos como Quizlet y Duolingo por lo menos tres veces por semana.
  2. leer el feedback desde previo trabajo antes de hacer las evaluaciónes.
  3. organizar apuntes bien para que puedo encontrar información que necesito rápido.
  4. usar español más en la clase en vez de usar inglés por encontrar una manera diferente de decir en español.

Vocabularios o expresiónes que aprendí
previo – previous
las evaluaciónes – assessments
en vez de – instead of
una manera – a way