Spanish in the primary language of just under thirty countries and four hundred million people of the world. Because of this being able to hold a conversation in Spanish is a key to many business and travel situation and one that we should prepare for. There is an effective method you can use to prepare for expanding your vocabulary and language skills to get you ready for holding conversations. It all begins by focusing on the basic greeting and ordering simple restaurant meals. We then advance to having scripted conversational like playing a role in a play. Once we understand what we are saying in scripted form, it good to try proceeding to holding simple conversations with others. We encourage teachers to lead the conversation as students see them as less threating and only there to get the best out of their students. Once your students are confident with their conversation skills, set them loose on holding a real conversation in Spanish. Many local restaurants have authentic speakers that would love to help you along this journey. Give them a call and get this field trip a rolling.
Pronunciation is, obviously, a very important part of learning to use a new language. Have your students practice the correct pronunciation of consonants, double consonants, and vowels by trading off parts in short scenes, reciting poems and songs, or working their way through Spanish tongue twisters. Be sure to print all pages in this set, as two of them contain the English translations for all of the others. Fun Fact: Spanish is the world's second-most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese. It contains elements of Latin, Greek, and Arabic.