Pura Buena Onda’s Spanish Tip of the Week (6/6 – 6/12/16)

Pura Buena Onda’s Spanish Tip of the Week (6/6 – 6/12/16)

Why did you sign up for Spanish conversation classes?
I’m guessing it’s because you wanted to develop and/or improve your communication skills.

So let me ask you, do you participate in class conversations? Do you make comments or ask questions when another student or the teacher has spoken? Or do you sit back quietly and listen. Listening is a part of a conversation, a very important part, but so is speaking. And if you want to become a better Spanish speaker, the only way to make that happen is by speaking.

I’m bringing this up because recently a few teachers have spoken to some students outside of their group class and have been incredibly surprised by the student’s level. They were surprised at how much the student knew and how much more advanced they were than they originally thought. Why does this happen? Because some students don’t really show us what they’ve got in class. They don’t participate in the conversation unless they are asked a question directly, so we have no idea what they’re capable of. Don’t let this be you. Take advantage of the time that you have in class to be an active participant in the conversation. That will allow you to work on your goals and us to see where you’re really at ☺