Spanish Reflection – June 2017

What am I most proud of? I am most proud of how much my vocabulary has grown over the year. When I first started this year, I had a very limited vocabulary, barely knowing how to introduce myself with more than a name and what I like to do. I can now have a proper conversation with my peers about how my health is, what I am doing with my life, etc. and I am very proud of this.

Do I consider myself a Spanish-speaker?Why or why not? I feel that I am more of a Spanish speaker than I was before but I don’t think I can consider myself as a full Spanish speaker because I have a lot of areas to improve. But in the near future I think I can consider calling myself a Spanish Speaker.

What would I do differently if I could do the course again? If I was doing the course again, I would work more on making sure I really work on and memorize the -er -ir and -ar verbs, and all of the irregulars so I can conjugate quicker and more efficiently.

What are three concrete actions I can take to ensure that I am prepared for Phase 3 next year? I will not be in Phase 3 next year because I am not living here but Here are my 3 actions:

  1. Work very hard on keeping my vocabulary over the summer by completing Duo-lingo lessons.
  2. Memorize all conjugations for the different tenses so I will be ready to learn any new ways.
  3. Try not to use any translating devices while talking or listening to others so I can learn to rely on my language skills rather than dictionaries.

Spanish Reflection on Unit 3

7 Ways Unit 3 Was Like Harry Potter

  • Spanish class was a place we could learn something no one else on that floor could learn – how to conjugate Spanish verbs. This is like how muggles can not learn magic
  • Spanish is just like magic! You can tell everyone how to conjugate and everyone will think you are so smart you must be Hermione Granger because it seems so hard! 
  • All it takes to get good at magic (if you’re a witch or wizard) is practice and hard work! If you practice and work hard during Unit three, preterite and/or the direct/indirect/reflexive pronouns, and you will be great at the ‘magic’ of the past tense and other parts of the Spanish language
  • To some people conjugating verbs is like going to potions class with Snape. But this is simply because they don’t know how to do it and have little to no success. Instead they must practice this art of Spanish ‘magic’ and is will soon become as if they are playing Quidditch. 
  • Learning to conjugate is a hidden talent that you will only find if you are taught about it. Just like magic! Young Witches and wizards, particularly muggle born, don’t know they’re magic until someone shows them or teaches them how to do it.  
  • You can mess things up and get things wrong and make mistakes just like Hagrid but you will always have a second chance. 
  • You can become like Charley Weasley, take the skills you have learned and travel the o

Metaphor about Unit 3 : You must know the ropes of conjugation to steer the conversation correctly.

Quote about Preterite Tense: “Don’t let the past steal your present.” -Cherralea Morgen                                    
How is what you have learned relevant to other classes/material you are learning?

Learning a second and/or foreign language can help train your brain in mathematics. Nathan Collins explains this in his article for Pacific Standard, “[l]earning multiple languages trains the basal ganglia to switch more efficiently between the rules and vocabulary of different languages, and these are skills it can then transfer to other domains such as arithmetic.” In other, simpler words, learning a second language helps your brain to do something similar to multitasking. The same skills used while learning and speaking your second language are the same parts of your brain that are used while doing mathematics. 

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

“It’s Easier Than it Looks”              – Allison Barton                                            

Works Cited:

– Collins, Nathan. “How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math.” Pacific Standard. Pacific Standard, 24 Sept. 2014. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.

– “Past and Present Quotes.” Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes. Happy Publishing, 31 Jan. 2016. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.It

Spanish 9 Goals

I have 3 goals for Spanish this year:

First, I want to learn more vocabulary so I can understand conversations better. The more vocabulary I know the easier it will be to speak and understand the language. I hope to do this by listening in class to learn new words and also study hard.

I would also like to be able to have a basic conversation with anyone – meaning I can introduce myself, tell them about me and ask about them with proper grammar and tense (past/present/future) I think  by speaking to other people often, I will become more confident with speaking. This goal ties in with the first goal because the more vocabulary I know the better a conversation I can have with other people.

My last goal is to learn about past present and future tense. To learn how to change the format or grammar of the sentence depending on the tense it is in. Then I can correctly say what and when I am going to do. This will help with the other two goals because knowing this can help me have a basic conversation and I can learn the different vocabulary and tie them in with the different tense.

Les Presenta Abbey

Les presento a una amiga Abbey. Abbey tiene catorce anos. Ella es de Estados Unidos. A ella le gusta comer galletas y beber refresco. A ella le gusta a dibujar un los domingos y sábados. Pero ella le gusta practicar deportes durante la semana. Su numero de teléfono es 080 – 1925 – 5291. Su comida favorita es galletas de chocolate y leche. Le gusta montar a caballo el viernes por la tarde. Ella le gusta el baile irlandés.

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Gracias y Adiós