When teaching Spanish I sometimes use Spanish Worksheets as an interactive process with my students. Many students find it very difficult to know the meaning of the words, but the worksheets help them learn by asking questions and allowing them to select the answer they think is correct. This is a great technique because it helps students see the connections between the words and the context of the sentences.
Let’s assume we are learning Spanish verbs. The Spanish word for to walk would be second. But how about to ride a bicycle? That same verb would be sonar, not seconds.
So a question we can ask is how we can learn Spanish verbs and associate it with the context of our sentences. In the example above we can ask students to look at the meaning of Escondido. This will help them understand that they should use Escondido in sentences.
In English the word to ride a bicycle can also be used to describe a vehicle, but instead of Escondido we could use escondimado. What about escondimada, escondimado, escondimada?
Once students understand how to use the vocabulary in the Spanish Worksheets they can begin to learn how to use their words in English. They can also repeat what they have learned.
Learning to recognize patterns is one of the most important skills that will help you learn Spanish faster. It helps students create new vocabularies and build on those which already exist. We all know that acquiring new vocabulary is something that takes time and practice.
We must also remember that learning vocabulary is always a good number of repetitions. When I teach students to write Spanish text, I show them words and tell them the meaning as many times as they need to make sure they understand what I am trying to convey.
Learning vocabulary can be very frustrating if students don’t seem to understand what I am trying to say. The Spanish Worksheets also provide a way for students to “pretend” that they are writing in English. Pretending to read in Spanish, is one of the easiest ways to learn to read.