BIENVENIDOS CLASSROOM 209/2018 to 2019 My name is Mr. JULIO C OSPINA. I am from Bogota, Colombia, South America, so Spanish is my first language. I am very happy to be part of this great community at South Robeson High School. I am navigate the 21 st century with the new North Carolina Essential Standards World Languages.
To speak Spanish, you need just two things:
1. You need to know the words that make up the language (the vocabulary)
2. You need to know the rules for putting those words together (the grammar)
Learn the grammar and the vocabulary, and you can form an infinite number of sentences and say whatever you want!
Step 1: Short dailyvideo lessons by a native Spanish speaker
Everyday starts with a set of bite-sized video presentations (usually adding up to just 3 or 4 minutes in length) where a native Spanish speaking professor show you the grammar concept for the day. I am using a smart board , typing and handwriting the presentation in real-time so that it feels like you're watching and hearing teach in an actual classroom.
Step 2: Fun and easy new vocabulary to Learn
Flashcards are a tried and true way of memorizing new vocabulary and our Flashcard uses them to quickly familiarize you with the day’s vocab list. It first starts with the easy Single Card for initial exposure to the words--you’ll both see and hear each of the words and reinforce the knowledge by repeating and writing them. It then progresses on to the more challenging .Students are always amazed at how effective this game is for quickly learning dozens of new Spanish words in one sitting!
Step 3: Hands-on grammar practice with the Grammar
It's hard enoughlearning new grammar and applying the rules without also getting hung up on the vocabulary! Our grammar allows you to drag and drop words to constructsentences. You don't have to know the vocabulary off the top of your head, butyou will definitely need to know the grammar--how to conjugate the verbs, whatpronouns and articles to use, matching the adjectives to agree with theirnouns, and the other little details involved in properly constructing sentencesin Spanish. These exercises incorporate recently learned vocabulary toreinforce what you practiced in Step 2. En Español is the only course that is fully integrated with the material on this Class. Reading, Writing, Listening are the strategies, By combining Spanish grammar exercises with real conversational practice, you will much more quickly reach a level where you can communicate effectively.And for most people, communication is the primary goal.Good Luck