So- this last piece of the open-ended sections of the AP Spanish Exam is the simulated conversation. Personally, I think this one is really fun! But I think a lot of my Spanish students disagree. Since it must be done, I try to make instruction and practice for my students as clear cut as possible.
Do you struggle with finding a way to spark interest and excitement when starting a new unit in Spanish class? Bored of the same old “pass out the new vocab list” kind of thing? Well keep reading- because I have some GREAT ideas and a FREE Hook Activity!!!
One of the ways in which students learn language is by reading comprehensible input. Here are 6 suggestions for how to offer Spanish students a variety of reading materials in the target language.
In the last post we talked about how to teach students HOW to write an argumentative essay for the AP Spanish Exam. Now we will talk about the logistics of grading them to help students improve. It’s no easy task, for students or for teachers!
The Argumentative Essay on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam is “arguably” on of the most difficult tasks. It is the open-ended section that takes the most time. It really challenges students to demonstrate excellent reading and listening comprehension as well as their vocabulary and grammar. But it also requires some specific knowledge of good writing skills and how to include specific requirements that AP Scorers are looking for.
Teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture this year? Wondering how to instruct your students on how to complete the Email Reply section of the AP Exam?
How should we handle unfinished learning in Spanish class? What does unfinished learning mean? Read on!
I have a lot of feelings about presentations. Throughout my career, I have seen it all. The memorized, robotic presentation where the student has no idea what they’re saying. The presentation that they meant to memorize, but stage fright took over. Train wreck.
In this blog we talk about how Spanish teachers can make the most out of their contracted time while still providing quality instruction for their students. Today I have an idea about how to create one activity that practices multiple Spanish skills across at least 3 modes of communication!
Let’s face it people… the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam is HARD! In my experience, one of the most difficult open-ended tasks is the Cultural Comparison.
So how can we break it down for students and give them the know-how they need to be successful? Read on for some tips!