Go to your warm-up page, and write the title “Calentamiento."
Write down and answer the following questions:
¿Cómo te llamas?
¿Qué día es hoy?
¿Cuál es la fecha?
IF YOU WEREN'T HERE, and need to review:
¿Cómo te llamas? → What is your name?
Me llamo __SPANISH NAME__.
¿Cómo estás? → How are you?
¿Qué día es hoy? → What day is today?
Hoy es lunes.
4. ¿Cuál es la fecha? → What is the date?
Es el cinco de octubre.
HOMEWORK TONIGHT: Expectations for proof you studied
If you haven’t yet, please label each section or each word:
What you already know (with a checkmark or :D!)
What you remember but need to review (**)
If you just need to work on SPELLING, you can write SP
What you haven’t learned or don’t remember learning (use a ?? or other symbol)
Make a flashcard for every word with **, SP, or ??
Understanding the language learning journey
Language learning has a very high abandonment rate. A mere 4% of students embarking on language courses in schools achieve a basic level of fluency after three years. 96% fail to become fluent, and many quit completely!
People almost always wrongly conclude two things from this:
Myth 1) Learning languages is hard.
Myth 2) Other people (but not them) are naturally good at languages.
One of the biggest reasons cited for abandoning is that students don't feel any sense of progression -- it’s hard to feel like you’re getting BETTER! Also, most students from the US, even that have an “A” in Spanish, can visit a Spanish speaking country and they can't even have basic conversations. People largely give up because they had the wrong expectations.
So let's bust some myths:
1) Learning a language isn't hard. It just takes a long time.
2) Everyone is naturally good at languages.
You already learned one, remember?
You may have just forgotten how long it took.
Learning Spanish is like mountain climbing
It's steeper at first, so learning in middle school takes determination
But, the Spanish fluency mountain is one ANYONE can climb, provided she is willing to put in the effort and time to keep going a bit at a time!
So, where are you?
Can you hang out with me for the night at base camp, or do you need to run to catch up?