Requested tip from a student:
Good ways to remember verb conjugations
Response from Caro:
If you’ve been in class this week you will have learned that one of the best ways to remember verb conjugations is through music. Learning to sign a song is an excellent way to remember the conjugations without having to memorize them using flashcards, for example. It’s a lot more fun too. Here are a few websites that use songs to teach grammar:
Another way to remember conjugations is by making it personal. For example, if I wanted to learn the imperfect conjugations for cocinar, I could come up with a sentence for each one that is true:
Cuando era más joven, yo no cocinaba.
¿Tú (I’m taking to you!) cocinabas cuando eras más joven?
Ella, mi prima Trinidad, siempre cocinaba arroz con curry.
Nosotras, mi amiga Scarlett y yo, cocinábamos una libra de tocino cada vez que estábamos juntas 🙂
Ellos, mis padres, siempre cocinaban muy bien.
The main way to learn conjugations is by using them all the time. I usually recommend to everyone that they participate in the Facebook conversación del día to practice all of their conjugations and to learn vocabulary.
I hope that helps 🙂