**CLOSED**Look Who’s Talking in Spanish 4 (6th-8th)
Teacher: Melissa Jagears
Description: This is a continuation of Look Who’s Talking in Spanish 3 from the Fall 2018 semester
Teaching foreign language proficiency through reading, storytelling, and physical response is based on the idea that to acquire a language, students must be exposed to many meaningful repetitions of the most common words from that language, both aurally and through reading.
In this class, students will read, act out, and translate stories using the comprehensible input they are provided in class. The story structures will be similar as we expand the stories with more vocabulary in order to ingrain what they already know and build meaningful, related vocabulary structures. Building vocabulary in this manner helps students talk in a foreign language faster than memorizing lists of words and verb conjugations.
Homework is necessary for this class since immersion and constant review in a language is necessary for language to stick. With only one day a week of class, it’s necessary for students to review what they’ve learned during the week prior to the next class so that precious class time isn’t taken up with reviewing. Most weeks, student homework will consist of a small list of vocabulary words to memorize since we will incorporate those words into the learning that will happen in the next class period, translating an easy short story containing the grammatical structures and vocabulary worked on in class, and questions in regards to the short translated text.
**Please note: This class is closed to new students.
Class Length: 12 weeks
Prerequisites: Must have taken Look Who’s Talking Spanish 1, 2, and 3
Homework: 2-3 hours
Book: Previously purchased book
Supplies: Spanish I – Look I Can Talk text, notecards, writing utensil, Spanish Dictionary