Topics of the Day are posted a few days before class, and may change slightly depending on the levels and/or needs of the students participating that day.
Optional: students can prepare and bring their own questions related to Topic of the Day. This helps move the conversation along and also gives students practice forming sentences and using new vocabulary. Be prepared to to not only ask your questions, but also answer them!
Topic of the Day - Week 2 - Talking About Important People in your Life
Today we'll be talking about important people in your life. How detailed the conversation is will depend on the Spanish level of the student(s) in class. The conversation topics are flexible - we could discuss only a few of these questions, or we could talk about all of them and more!
Think of a few people that you can talk about: a family member, friend, neighbor, and/or coworker, etc. Be prepared to describe these people and how you spend time with them.
Some examples of questions to get us started:
¿Quién es alguien importante en tu vida?
¿Cómo es su personalidad?
¿Cómo es físicamente?
¿Con qué frecuencia se ven?
¿Tienes planes con esta persona en el futuro?
¿Cómo pasan el tiempo juntos? / ¿Qué hacen juntos?
¿Es familia o es un amigo?
¿Cómo se conocieron?
Cuéntame sobre un recuerdo que tienen juntos/juntas.
¿Cuándo fue la última vez que viste a esta persona?
¿Por cuánto tiempo has conocido a esta persona?
Feeling nervous about Conversation Class? Think about how you would answer the questions above. Look up some words before class. You don't have to use all the tenses. If you are studying the present tense conjugation at the moment, stay in the present. That is perfectly fine, and it's great practice!
Prepare a few questions to ask your partner: when you ask the questions during conversation instead of always answering the questions, it can help you feel in control. It also gives you a break from speaking.
Need more of a challenge? Prepare questions that get you out of your comfort zone, and be prepared to answer them as well. Use these questions with the teacher for level-appropriate conversation.
Remember: We are all here to practice our Spanish and feel more confident in a new language. Mistakes are expected, and it's how we grow!
Nos vemos en clase. :)