¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Señora Sánchez
Why you should learn Spanish.
* IT'S A WORLD LANGUAGE!
*Now with new technology, it's essential!
*It's an accomplishment that is emphasized
on colleges and job applications.
*It could also be useful in many careers, from doctors,
bank tellers, social workers, to teachers, tour guide and
DID YOU KNOW...Your SAT score goes up by 17% automatically!
...Spanish is the 2nd language in the United States?
It's the 3rd most common in the world!
*MUST GO to "realidades.com" for pronunciation, extra activities and practice quizzes. There is NO excuse to not succeed!
*Use what you already know. You already know Spanish words such as sombrero, hasta la vista, tacos, adios, hola, uno, dos, etc.
*Use your knowledge of English to help you figure out new words (cognates) such as limón, delicioso, matemáticas, arte, social, inteligente, etc.
You don't need to understand everything. Try to figure out what the meaning might be when you come across words or expressions you don't know. Keep on listening or reading. You'll be surprised how much you can understand without knowing every word.
*Look for Strategy and ¿Recuerdas? boxes. These boxes will give you strategies or reminders of what you've already learned.
*MAKE FLASHCARDS!!! Create a picture of the word when possible and on the other side write the word in Spanish.
*Have fun! Enjoy practicing with other students, teach what you learn to other people, play games, act out skits, explore the Internet, and use technology.
*Come with an open mind and ready to learn!