Curso 5 clase del viernes

A little surtido of activities for class today following things that have come up in our work recently. Review the words for parts of the body. Rags to riches por vs para How's your knowledge of the capital cities of Spanish-speaking countries? (given multicultural week was so recent!) The difference between ser and estar  

Day-before thoughts (a random selection)

I've loaded this up with links to previous posts that I hope will be helpful. It is a random selection of last minute thoughts and includes (point 4) my suggestions for timing for Higher Level. Read the entire exam before putting pen to paper! I don't for one second mean read the comprehensions through, I …

The Modern Language Leaving Cert Oral: tips (1)

I'm never one to do a countdown, but let's just put it this way: I'm writing this on the last Tuesday in March. On the second Monday in April half the country will be facing into their Modern Language Oral Examinations (the other half starts with Irish). All the examples here are in Spanish, and I refer …

The month’s end (September): reflecting on targets

I took five minutes with one of my Form 5 groups today to reflect on where we were, one month into the school year. The end of a month is a good time to do that, both in one's personal and professional life. It's hard to keep our eyes on our goals all the time. …

Show-and-Tell for senior students of Spanish

(If you're a student and want to use this idea for your own oral practice, click on the post and then scroll all the way down for some study suggestions) My last two classes on a Friday are double sixth year (twelfth grade in the American system). That's two-fifths of our contact time every week at …