Language and Section: Spanish Conversation Class 13.1- Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Communication and technology
Goal of the class: To discuss about communication, distant relationships and language used when texting.
Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
Head-ups: Upcoming cultural activities.
Warm up activity: In pairs, back to back.
First each student has to draw a Tic Tac Toe squares. Inside each frame they have to draw three geometrical figures among squares, triangles, circles, stars, dots and lines (horizontal, vertical and diagonal). Then, in turns, they have to draw their partner’s squares exactly as it looked. For that purpose, they use directions, such as: in the right top frame there is a triangle on top, below the triangle there is a diagonal line going up from left to right and next to it and star.
Both students have to give directions and listen to their peers.
Activity 1: Trailer of the Spanish film 10.000 kms, dealing with a love relationship through the Internet.
We discuss about distance relationships and the secrets to survive.
Activity 2: We brainstorm about the language used in English for texting. We come up with some examples.
Then, I say a sentence and students need to translate it into texting language on the board. We came up with some rules.
What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.) Board, TV, laptop, handouts
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They enjoyed the debate and discussed about long-distance relationships. They enjoyed a lot Spanish used for texting , as is something they can use in their daily life. They were very creative in the end and came up with many text messages to be translated to regular Spanish.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
They could have worked in smaller groups, so the interaction would have been more fruitful.
Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.
¿QUÉ TAL?= q tl? k tl?
ESTOY= toy, stoy
MUY BIEN= mb
PORQUE= pq, xq
TE QUIERO= tq, tk
UN BESO= 1bs
UN BESITO= 1 bst
UN BESAZO= 1 bsz
EN CASA= n ksa
ESTA NOCHE= sta noxe
CENAR = cnar
1. hl nene, qt? qdms a ls 5 n l parq? bss
2. Q tl? Yo toy mb. Vams sta noxe a cnar fuera ?
3. Stoy studiand. No puedo salir pq tngo exam mñn.
4. Hl, wapa! k hacs? yo toy n mi ksa. Dps salgo 1 poco. Bst!
10. INTENTA “TRADUCIR” ESTAS
FRASES AL LENGUAJE SMS:
1. Hola, Carlos. ¿Quieres venir mañana al concierto de Shakira?
2. ¿Qué tal? Esta tarde no puedo irporque tengo que estudiar. Un beso.
3. ¿Vas esta tarde al instituto? Si vas, nos vemos allí. Hasta luego.
4. ¿Cuándo vas a llegar? Te estoy esperando hace una hora.