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 1 - "Getting to Know You"
Today we are getting to know each other, and this is an opportunity for me to get a better feel for your Spanish level. We will be talking about family, friends, and hobbies. 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! Some examples of questions to get us started: ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿De dónde eres? ¿Dónde vives? ¿Cómo te describirías? ¿Tienes hijos? ¿Tienes hermanos? ¿Cuántos años tienen? ¿Cómo son? Cuéntame sobre su personalidad. ¿En qué trabajas? ¿A qué te dedicas? ¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre? Optional: prepare your own questions to practice formulating sentences, using new vocabulary, and to help steer the conversation. If you bring questions, I will most likely ask you the same question, so be prepared to answer. Need to look up words? I suggest either www.wordreference.com or www.linguee.com. These sites provide examples and context. Want to sound more natural in your conversation? Check out the conversational phrases below. ¡Nos vemos en clase! - Elizabeth