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High school Spanish 2 students in my class are playing Sobrevivientes - a Spanish version of Survivor! They earn pesos for participating in class and playing Survivor games. How does playing a game all year help students learn Spanish? Both students and teacher speak only in Spanish, except for a few days to focus on culture. This way students hear lots of Spanish, and are forced to use it to function in the class. Listening to and using the language is the most natural way to learn it - that's how you learned English!
Come back soon! More information on Sobrevivientes will be posted soon.
"Mi Cuaderno Electrónico" assignments are now active and online! Check the Calendar section for your weekly assignments, and complete them in the My Quizzes Section. Just make sure to submit the entry before 10pm on the due date!
Bonus pesos opportunity! Join Carnegie Library's Spanish Conversation Club, which meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm in Oakland, and you will have the opportunity to talk in Spanish with people outside our classroom! Click here to access the Carnegie Library calendar, then search "Spanish Conversation" to find more information and upcoming dates. While you are not required to attend every club meeting, you are required to pre-register for each meeting on the website just mentioned.
Another absolutely wonderful way to immerse yourself in a language is through becoming an exchange student. Now is the time to start looking at the different programs available, because applications can be due up to 10 months before you plan to travel! Check out my links for several options, the top 3 of which offer huge scholarships that let students immerse themselves in life abroad for very little money. Living abroad is the absolute best way to learn the language and culture of another country, and there are programs as short as a few weeks or as long as a year, for any motivated, responsible young person.
¡Gracias por visitar el sitio del Español Nivel 2!
Many thanks go out to Kevin and Tammy Lyons for inspiring the Survivor game in Spanish class, and for providing help in establishing this program in my classroom.