Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish from Spain and L.A.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s very important for students to know the differences between the several accents within the Spanish speaking regions and students always ask about the differences.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we brainstormed and discuss the differences that they already knew about these accents. Then we listened to the same song in two different versions (The Lion King – I just can’t wait to be king in both Spanish variations).
Finally we did some exercises to settle what they had learned.
How did students react?
They loved the idea, and they found it incredibly helpful, and also enjoyable.
Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and with me.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos and articles.
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Yes, it’s important for them to be able to tell the differences between the accents and they thanked me afterwards for this.