Spanish II - Final Project

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Published on August 8, 2014

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Proyecto Final: Proyecto Final Morgan Small Image courtesy of tripextras.com Part 1: Talk about what you have learned regarding the Spanish language and culture. : Part 1: Talk about what you have learned regarding the Spanish language and culture. What things are you now able to express in Spanish that you have learned in Spanish II (concepts)? The biggest thing that I learned in Spanish 2 was how to speak in the past tense using the preterite and imperfect tenses. In Spanish 1, we learned only the present tense of verbs. Also, near the end of Spanish 2, we had learned how to express the future tense using ‘ ir + the infinitive”. I also learned more about stem-changing verbs. Spanish 2 also taught me more vocabulary in the things that I do every day, like shopping, my home, my school, my neighborhood, my chores, and free time activities. I know a lot more vocabulary now. Mi verano en España: Mi verano en España Pasé el verano estudiando en España. Me tomé un avión a Madrid. Tenía un apartamento con otros tres estudiantes. El apartamento tenía cuatro dormitorios y un baño, una sala de estar y una cocina. Era muy pequeña. Nuestro apartamento estaba cerca del centro, y que estaba en el segundo piso. Tuve el autobús al centro y a la universidad. Estudié arte y la historia. Mis clases comenzaron a las nueve de la mañana y terminó al mediodía. Era difícil hablar en español y entender los profesores pero fueron muy amables y hablaban muy bien el Inglés. El Tiempre Libre: El Tiempre Libre Los tardes y las noches Por las tardes, mis amigos y yo almorzamos en un restaurante que vende todo tipo de enchiladas. Era tan deliciosa. Uno de mis amigos me enseñaron cómo hacer enchiladas y arroz con pollo. También probé diferentes tipos de jamón. Por la noche, fui a fiestas con mis amigos, o nos fuimos restaurantes de tapas. Aprendí a bailar flamenco. A veces tenía mucho tareas. Pasé mucho tiempo estudiando en mi dormitorio. Envié correo electrónico a mi familia y amigos en Carolina del Norte. Los Sabados Los sábados, me gustaba ir a comprar ropa y souveneirs . Había un montón de buenos mercados de pulgas en España. Fuimos a un mercado de pulgas llamado Rastro. Compré camisetas, postales, y las bufandas para mi familia en Estados Unidos . También vi algunos de los castillos y museos famosos. Las pinturas de Picasso fueron mis favoritos. Una vez que fuimos a la playa. Me alegré de que me traje un traje de baño y sandalias. Me gustaba nadar en el océano. Image courtesy of virtualtourist.com PowerPoint Presentation: Los Domingos Los domingos me gustaba dormir hasta el mediodía. Comí croissants en una panadería cerca de mi apartamento. Por las tardes, mis amigos y yo fuimos al parque y vimos gente. A veces los artistas estaban en la pintura venta parque y cerámica. Siempre fueron muy amables. A veces los músicos estaban en el parque a tocar la guitarra española. Mucha gente jugaba al fútbol en el parque. Traté de jugar al fútbol, pero yo no era capaz de patear la pelota. Si tuviera dinero me fui al centro comercial en busca de gangas. Compré un vestido amarillo y un par de sandalias amarillas. También compré una espada de plástico para mi hermano menor. Courtesy of virtualtourist.com PowerPoint Presentation: Disfruté de mi verano en España. Hice nuevos amigos. Comí nuevos alimentos. Aprendí a bailar el flamenco. Hablo español mucho mejor ahora. Espero que yo pueda regresar a España el próximo verano. Image courtesy of glogster.com What differences have you seen between the Spanish language and your native language? : What differences have you seen between the Spanish language and your native language? The biggest difference between Spanish and English is that in English, words are not masculine or feminine. In Spanish, all nouns are either feminine or masculine, and you have to use ‘la’ or ‘el’. Also, in English, there are not as many verb changes. Spanish has a lot of verb ending changes, depending on how many people are involved, and also formal and informal speech. In Spanish there are different ways of talking about the past, depending on whether something is finished, or if it is still happening. The vowels are all pronounced different from the way they are said in English. Some of the consonants are different too, like ‘ ñ ’. The way Spanish is written is different too, because there are more accents and symbols over some of the letters. Images courtesy of wikihow.com What did you find interesting and exciting about the Spanish culture? : What did you find interesting and exciting about the Spanish culture? There were several things that were interesting about Spanish culture. Shopping for food is different: Spanish people like to go to different stores for their food. There are bakeries, meat stores, fish stores, bread stores, and ham stores. I thought it was funny that a store would only sell ham. It was also interesting that there are different parts of Spain, and the people all speak different languages. Spanish culture is more relaxed. Their day is different from ours, with the siesta from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. Dinner starts at 9:00, and even the kids are up very late at night. Spanish people like to eat out, and they like to spend a lot of time talking during the meal, so dinner takes a lot longer. The unit on food was interesting too. Before I read this unit, I thought that Spanish food and Mexican food were the same. It was good to see pictures of the popular Spanish foods, like empanadas and arroz con pollo . Flamenco dancing looks like a lot of fun. I did not know that Flamenco was a dance and a kind of music. The dancers wear very pretty dresses. Image courtesy of panasgourmet.com What do you hope to learn if you continue to study the Spanish language? : What do you hope to learn if you continue to study the Spanish language? If I keep studying Spanish I would like to become fluent. I would like to be able to understand native speakers even if they are talking fast. I would like to get better and talking in the past tense, and at knowing when to use the imperfect or the preterite . I would also like to get better at my pronouncing words, and at conjugating verbs. I have a hard time making some of the sounds in Spanish. I would like to learn how to say words right, so that a Spanish person could understand what I am saying. I would also like to learn a lot more vocabulary, so that I could read books in Spanish. Talk about how you have learned Spanish in this (online) course.   : Talk about how you have learned Spanish in this (online) course.   Talk about your experience with learning Spanish in an online course.   I thought it was going to be very hard to learn Spanish online. I did not think that I would be able to hear the way words were supposed to be said. Every lesson taught me how to say the vocabulary words. The grammar lessons also helped me to know how to say the sentences. The only thing that was hard was that I did not have anyone to practice with, like I would if I were in a classroom with a teacher and other students. What did you like about the course? What did you not like and/or could be improved? I liked that I could do the course whenever I wanted to. I liked the synchronous sessions, but it was hard to remember when they were. I had to plan so that I would not miss them. I did not like the written assignments on the synchronous sessions. I know that we had to answer those questions so that the teachers would know that we were really listening. I did not like having an extra assignment to do every two weeks. I hated the eLinguafolio . It was hard to do the screenshots and the assignment was a lot of extra work. This summer, my teacher sent us messages almost every day. I liked that, because it let me know what was due and it helped me to keep up with the class. PowerPoint Presentation: What things did you do that helped you learn Spanish in this course? What things can you do to improve your own Spanish learning in the future?   I studied Spanish almost every day. I paid attention to the Vocabulary and Grammar lessons. Theses sections helped me the most with my pronounciation , and with knowing how to use my verbs and pronouns. I wish that I had the opportunity to practice more Spanish but right now I do not know anyone who will speak Spanish with me, so that I can get better at it. At some point in the future, maybe I will take another Spanish course, or I will sign up for an immersion opportunity. My mom has been wanting to do one of these for a while. I believe it would help both of us. What things did your teacher do to help with our learning? Was there anything that your teacher didn’t do that you have helped you? I think that my instructor did all that she could to help me this semester. She was available my text, phone, and email.. She responded immediately to every email that I sent her. She send us weekly updates, so that we knew where we should be in the course. This was the most helpful to m. I wish that My Spanish I instructor had thought to sent us weekly updates. It was obvious that Ms. Perdo didn’t want anyone to fall behind in their work. So even thouh we had a scheduled of courses, Ms . Perdo took the time to remind us weekly of whe was due in the course. In her messages, she always reveiewed hard verbs. I like have Ms. Perdo as a teacher. It was obvious that she wanted us to do well in the course. Image courtesy of leiasvoice.com Audio Section: Audio Section

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