Final Spanish 2 Project

Information about Final Spanish 2 Project

Published on August 8, 2014

Author: CourtneyRT



Spanish 2 : Spanish 2 What I Learned in T his Course New Concepts: New Concepts Last year when I took S panish 1, I learned how to say what I’m currently doing, in this course, I learned who to say things that I’ve done and saw in the past. I learned how to describe what my school was like, the classes I took, and talk about my teachers and class mates. I learned how to describe what the house I lived in while I was in Spain was like, how I cleaned , what I cleaned, and who cleaned along with me. I learned how to talk about my Spaniard family and what they were like, and what I did with them as their new family member. I learned how to say what I did during my free time, talk about the places I went to, and tell about the activities I enjoyed most. I learned how to say when I went shopping, where I went shopping, what I got, and who I went with. I learned how to talk about places I went to, things I participated in, and activities I did. Mi experiencia en españa: Mi experiencia en españa Yo llegé en españa a las 6 de la noche . No sabí mi familia de españa , pero una mujer llamó el nombre Courtney? Cuando yo escuché mi nombre , yo dije “ si ”. La mujer era mi mamá , su esposo era mi papá , y sus hijos era mis hermanos . Mientras yo era en españa , yo apriendé mucho español . Los lunes a Viernes, nosotros fuimos a la escuela . En españa , hay siestas a las 2-4 cada día . Mi hermana y yo siempre salimos a comer, o ir de compras . Nosotros comprabamos muchas ropas , zapatos , joyas , y chaquétas . Los noches de viernes , mis padres salieron conmigo a ver Madrid. Madrid es muy grande y hay siempre algo hacer . Los sabados , mi familia y yo salimos a un restaurante , o un parque . Los domingos , fuimos a iglesia . Yo ayudé mi mamá cocinar por la cena los domingos . Yo apriendí a cocinar tortillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tamales, mole, empanadas, y más . Yo también tenía a limpiar . Mi trabajo era a limpiar mi habiatación , pasar la aspiradora por todo piso , doblar la ropa , y quitar el polvo . No me gusta a limpiar , pero yo hice que mi mamá dijó . Mi favorita cosa hacer era a salir en la ciudad y ví todo los edificios , el palacio real, restaurantes , parques , desfiles de carros , desfiles de modas , playas, fiestas, películas , y otras eventos . Madrid tiene muchas a ver y hacer . Yo tenía mucho divertido cada día ! Habia nunca un momento aburrido . Yo aprendí muchas sobre la cultura , y las personas, y la idioma . Madrid es muy diferente de estados unidos , y en mi opinión , es mejor . Mi escuela- I.E.S vallecas: Mi escuela - I.E.S vallecas Mi Apartamento: Mi Apartamento Mi familia: Mi familia Mis Actividades: Mis Actividades La Comida: La Comida De Compras: De Compras La Comunidad: La Comunidad Spain America Differences in Spanish and English: Differences in Spanish and English Spanish has a lot of verbs that require conjugating. W ords have to agree in both number and gender. C ertain words refer specifically to a female or a male like niño and niña . English doesn’t require words to agree like that. Spanish has cerain words that mean the same thing, but are used at different times like ser / estar (to be), hubo , habia (there was) or por /para(for). Each set of words mean thee same thing, but can only be used at certain times. A lot of S panish words require an accent ( sim á tico )or tilde ( mu ñ eco ) , but mainly an accent. Usually, the tilde or accent can determine or change the whole meaning of the word. The way english and spanish makes comparisons are much different. Usually in a spanish comparison “ más que ” or “ menor que ” are used, but in english we say “more than” or “less than”. In this case, que means than, and más / menos mean more/less. Another thing is in english , most of the worde have one main meaning, but in spanish , a word could mean different things depending on how it’s used. For example- “ que “means “what”, but depending on how it’s used in a sentence, it could have another meaning, like in the bullet above. Above, “ que ” means than, as in more/less than. When it comes to numbers, commas in E nglish are decimals in S panish, and vice versa. Numbers also have to agree in number, but not gender( do s ciento s / ciento .) Spanish Culture: Spanish Culture What I love about the S panish culture is their architecture, music, and eventful lives. Spain is beautiful and has A LOT of history behind it. I absolutely love the architecture of the buildings, houses, and apartments. Compared to Spain, the architecture in A merica in my opinion just looks plain. Spain’s architecture is very unique and uses different designs and shapes to decorate a building. All the influence they’ve had from the moors and other people has caused them to create huge and amazing art through buildings. I just love it so much, and I would love to see the architecture in person. On top of that, I also love how Spain is so eventful. There’s always a party of something going on somewhere. In that way it’s kind of like New York. New York is called the city that never sleeps, from what I’ve learned, Spain is the same way. I would never get bored in Spain. One thing I would really appreciate if I was in Spain are siestas. There are times, especially at school where I would give anything to close my eyes, even for just five minutes. There are also times when I just want a break to relax, but can’t. A siesta would be perfect. I wish the U.S, would agree to siesta. What I hope to Learn: What I hope to Learn My ultimate goal is to speak S panish fluently. I plan to continue to study S panish even after this course until I can speak it fluently. I’m at the beginning of that goal, but I still have a LONG way to go. I would like to be able to speak Spanish without stopping to think and remember words or rules, I just want S panish to automatically flow like E nglish does. I also want to be able to listen to someone speak S panish, and automatically understand what they’re sating instead of taking time to think about what they said. When it comes to reading and writing in S panish, I’m stronger in that area, but actually having a conversation is harder for me. I would really like to have a conversation with someone, and truly understand what’s being said, and what I’m saying without thinking on it. I hope to learn to not only speak, but understand S panish. I’ve learned over time, that there’s a difference. How I’ve Learned: How I’ve Learned This was definitely a totally different way of learning for me. This was my first online class, and it took me a LONG time to finally get used to this style of learning. I’ve always been used to having someone with me in a classroom in person, and I’m used to physically handing in assignments instead of trying to upload them. Taking tests and quizzes was also very different too. O nline the tests/quizzes were mainly stories in S panish you had to read and answer questions from. When it came to speaking assignments( hablar ),that was difficult at first too. I’m used to saying what I was supposed to say to my teacher and I was done. But in here, I had to make sure that I can be heard, or there aren’t any technical issues. There were also times when I had to figure things out on my own. I think the hardest thing about this course for me is that it makes you a little more independent. Even though your teacher is willing to help you, in a way you’re still on your own, because you’re not in a room with a teacher telling you exactly w hat to do. You just had to read the directions, and do your best, and if something happened with your computer or internet, you wouldn’t be able to contact your teacher, or complete assignments since it was all online. Overall, I think online classes can be challenging, but helpful. I took this course to get ahead in school, and it’s helped students who failed, or students who missed a lot of school, to stay caught up online. Now that I understand how to do this, I really like online learning because I’ve had benefits that I wouldn’t have in an actual classroom. This was a different learning experience for me, and I plan to take another class each summer! What I liked/didn’t like: What I liked/didn’t like The thing I liked most about this course is that I can move at my own pace. At school, teachers will give you an assignment and tell you to finish by the end of class, or give some other time limit. Online, I could go at the pace that’s right for me. I don’t have to rush to catch up with everyone else, or slow down to stay with everyone else. I also liked how I didn’t have to worry about classroom distractions, or having to get up and go anywhere. I could sit in my bed in my pajamas and be in class. What I didn’t like is the distance I felt from the teacher, the RLC’s made it a little better, but something about having the teacher right there in person to help you seemed better. I know that an online teacher can’t do that, but it just made it a little harder. I also don’t like how the system does your grade, I realized that instead of just averaging what you’ve done so far, it counts what you haven’t got to, or what your teacher hasn’t graded yet as a zero. I wish it wasn’t like that because it scared and worried me a lot in the past, I thought I was failing. Improvement: Improvement One thing I always did was ask questions. Whenever I was confused, or concerned about something, I would ask. Just simply asking my teacher to explain a little more on a certain topic helped with a lot. I also observed what others did, along with looking back at a mistake I made, and finding a way to do better next time. I also went over my notes daily, and practiced with examples given during RLC’s. I even took notes from the reviews on the practice quizzes( actividades de vocabulario ). I think what I can do to help improve my S panish in the future is to continue to study, and go over what I have from my S panish 1 and 2 classes. My parents also agreed to sign me up later on for conversational Spanish classes to help me remember and learn more Spanish. How my teacher helped: How my teacher helped My teacher helped me a lot throughout this course. She answered all my questions and always gave me helpful feedback on assignments with explanations for the specific topic. She was really nice, and was always willing to help me when I needed it. I went to a few of her RLC’s and I planned to go to all of them, but didn’t always have time, but she was very good at explaining things, and she just made it easier to continue this course. She even asked me if I had anything I needed help with, or if I was confused with anything. Sometimes she would even send a text asking about the last assignment I completed and if I needed anything. There wasn’t anything that my teacher didn’t do to help me. She was very helpful, and I was able to get to where I am right now because of her help. El Fin!: El Fin! Gracias por esta clase ! Era muy informativa , y mi maestra era simpática . Me encanta españa , la historia , y la cultura ! Yo quiero a continuá aprender españa . 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