Are you looking for ways to build proficiency with your Spanish students? I have a great suggestion! Begin Integrated Listening and Speaking activities as soon as possible with your students!
This month we’ve talked about several ways to stay focused on your curriculum, themes and grammar points (Performance) while working towards building our students’ proficiency. Another way to do this is to use Guided Conversations for Performance and Proficiency.
Are you doing Integrated Spanish Listening and Speaking Activities in your Spanish classes this year? Embarrassing fact: I was NOT doing a lot of that with my students in the recent past. But now that my school offers the Seal of Biliteracy, my students need practice with the ILS, or Integrated Speaking and Listening activity. So as all teachers do, I learned and adapted. Hopefully I can help you learn to create these activities too!
The AP Spanish Exam has a section called the Simulated Conversation, during which students hear a recorded person talk to them. In the 20 second intervals that follow, students must record their responses as if they are actually talking with the recorded person. Here are some tips for the AP Spanish Simulated Conversation!
Are your Spanish students preparing to take a test to earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If so, here is a short post about what they can expect to do on a test like the AAPPL test for interpersonal listening and speaking skills.
Want to learn how to create simulated conversations for your Spanish students? It’s easy! What great practice for interpersonal speaking!
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.