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Getting started with Spanish 3
Getting started with Spanish 3

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Summary of Week 1

¡Enhorabuena!

You have come to the end of Week 1.

This week's learning has focused on making suggestions, accepting and declining invitations, and new vocabulary to do with events and activities. You've also read about the importance of recording and organising vocabulary and interpreting tone and intonation.

Before you move on to Week 2, take some time to reflect on your experience this week.

Week 1 Reflection

What was easy, useful or fun this week?

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What was more difficult?

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What do I need to practise?

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If you haven’t done it yet, you might consider starting up a notebook. If so, you'll need to decide how you'll organise your learning. For example, you could have three different sections:

  • Grammar rules and explanations
  • Exercises
  • Vocabulary

Go through all the new words and expressions covered this week and start memorising them. Little and often is best. Remember that in order to learn a language, knowledge and skills need to be practised and internalised. It is important that you ‘digest’ the material covered each week and make it yours through individual work.

Have you thought of changing the settings in your mobile phone to Spanish? You will pick up some useful vocabulary without even realising it.

Don’t forget to speak Spanish as often as you can. You can also have mini-conversations with yourself and practise spelling out your name. Listen to the audios again and try to repeat aloud what you hear.

Next week you’ll be learning how to make formal and informal phone calls, and you’ll continue to work on your pronunciation and listening skills.

¡Hasta la semana que viene!

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