Helpful Phrases

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Learning Spanish in the classroom is a lot different than using the language in a Spanish-speaking country! Beginning Spanish learners learn how to ask whether someone speaks English, if their conversation partner can repeat him or herself, and how to clarify a word's meaning.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Prompt class members to write short conversation skits with one or more of the phrases as part of the dialogue
  • Simulate a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country in the classroom; have one group of students pretend to be locals and the other group pretend to be travelers
Classroom Considerations
  • Focuses more on learning phrases rather than Spanish grammar and conjugation
  • Requires the Internet and audio equipment to hear translations
Pros
  • Includes common phrases such as ¿Cómo se dice? and ¿Qué dijiste?
  • Provides audio pronunciation, English translation, and a quick assessment
Cons
  • None