Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is very interesting since we all hear Spanglish everyday and it is linguistically controversial to some extent
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave students a newspaper article on Spanglish to comment on it and hear their opinions about the usefulness and linguistic accurateness of Spanglish. I gave them different examples of Spanglish and they had to guess the meaning in Spanish. Finally they had to answer some question on the topic
How did students react?
They found it interesting since they are all familiar with it and they all knew some -American Latino friend who spoke Spanglish and they liked to talk about personal anecdotes with the use of Spanglish or about some celebrities who speak Spanglish
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A newspaper article, examples of Spanglish and a sheet of questions
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, because it is interesting, but it may be a bit difficult for the intermediate group. They need some help.