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Actividades en las clases de don Carlos

Languages are learned best if they are used, and since language is a form of communication, the best way to learn language is to communicate with it.  A certain amount of reflection and personal- really intrapersonal- use is also necessary in order to learn.  Students will have opportunities outside of class to reflect and use the language individually.  But they rarely will have the opportunity outside of class to communicate with classmates (in Spanish), so the majority of class time is devoted to activities which involve some form of communication.  The following descriptions explain some of these activities.

It needs to be noted that the purpose for all activities is to use the language and not to get the activity done.  Effort to follow directions carefully will enhance learning.

There of course are other activities we do- variatons of those mentioned above or some that are just impossible to explain in writing, but this should give you an idea of what we do.  The activities above are not my creation.  Most were created by other people whom I have been fortunate enough to meet and/or work with.  I have fine tuned them in some circumstances to meet my needs or style.  If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments, please contact me.