Personal pronouns, the parts of a house and much more!

Written by Anna Teixido Sole. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, SAL

During these past few weeks, we have been learning a lot of thing in our Spanish lessons.

We have learned some of the prepositions and how to use them when speaking. To do so, we have been using different resources but this video was our favorite! Do you want to play with us ? Help us “discover” where the cat is.

As well we have been working on some grammar that is helping us been even better at this foreign language: how to use and conjugate the irregular present of verbs, the differences between ser/estar in Spanish…

We are currently carrying on a project to learn the parts of a house and the furniture we can find in each room:

And we will be reviewing content on the following weeks. We will keep you posted!

Welcome to the world of irregular verbs!

Written by Anna Teixido Sole. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, ES CSCS, SAL

Students in 4th and 5th grade are starting to learn how to use and conjugate irregular verbs in Spanish. We are going to focus on understanding the differences between these type of verbs and the regular ones and will ensure to provide students with activities in order to be part of a meaningful learning process.

Below you will see some of the materials we will be using in order to work in this content:

                                            

                                                        Little booklet with grammar explanation                                                    Set of cubes to practice conjugations and learning verbs                                                             Material that will help students to practice and learn how to conjugate

Here there is a link you can visit in order to get some more information related to this content and some activities to practice too!

 

Interactive Museum: Our Heroes

Written by Núria Araguas. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Advanced SAL, 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, 4th-5th Grade Intermediate SAL, SAL

Last Friday was a really special day for our 4th and 5th grade SAL students: their interactive museum about personal super heroes was inaugurated! After all the hard work they have put into this project, they were really happy to present it to their classroom peers and families. They have completed a long process before this special opening. First, they have chosen someone, who they admired  or was meaningful in their lives. Then they have started writing about these characters explaining about their physical appearance, their lives, their personalities … After having written this text, they have practiced their oral skills in front of the class. Since the final objective of the project was to create an interactive museum, we have recorded their presentations and have designed a portrait about their heroes. Once that has been done, they have created a logo that, with the aid of an app called ” Aurasma “, would trigger the video they have linked to the portrait.

They were really excited to present their museum to our visitors, thank you so much for coming!

Language Acquisition at BFIS

Written by Núria Araguas. Posted in 1st Grade SAL, 1st Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 2nd Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 2nd-3rd Grade Advanced SAL, 2nd-3rd Grade Beginner SAL, 2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate SAL, 3rd Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 4th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 4th-5th Grade Advanced SAL, 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, 4th-5th Grade Intermediate SAL, 5th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Kindergarten SAL, SAL, Spanish-Catalan Studies

Last Friday we had the opportunity to present our latest parent info session on the topic of language acquisition. We would like to thank all the families who were able to attend and we hope this presentation helped you to understand how we acquire a foreign language. For individuals who were unable to attend, we have included a link to the presentation slides.  Feel free to use the links, books and resources you will find at the end of the presentation as a reference. Additionally, we have also embedded a video in this post that was created by a fellow international school.  The video highlights the importance of supporting the continued development of the “mother tongue” for students who attend international schools where the primary language of instruction is not their first language.

As always, our goal at BFIS is to honor the unique qualities of every child and implement research-based instructional strategies to maximize every student’s potential.  We hope you will find this information helpful and we look forward to continuing to support your children in their language journey!

Language Acquisition at BFIS Presentation Slides

¡Bienvenidos!

Written by Anna Teixido Sole. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, SAL

SAL students have been working and learning a lot for the past few weeks in our Spanish class!

We have been working on verbs conjugation, the use of the articles (definite and indefinite) and number (plural or singular), we have learned how to introduce  ourselves and we have get used to Spanish pronunciation. We have also learned vocabulary related to the days of the week, the months of the year, the school subjects and the objects we can find in our classroom as well as the members of our family .

On the following weeks we will be learning how to use the possessive pronouns, what we like or dislike (me gusta/no me gusta), the adjectives we use to describe a person and vocabulary related to the things we drink or eat. As well, we will review and work on our writing skills by writing about our interests and using the new structures we will learn in class.

If you want to know more about how you can help and support your children when learning a new language, we invite you to participate to a parent workshop on language acquisition that will be held in the school on November 25th at 9:00am.

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Nuestros Héroes

Written by Marta Hurtado. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Advanced SAL, 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, SAL

Our SAL students have been working on a project called ” Nuestros Héroes “. First, they chose someone, who they admired  or was meaningful in their lives. Then they started writing about these characters explaining about their physical appearance, their lives, their personalities … After having written this text, they practised their oral skills in front of the class. Since the final objective of the project was to create an interactive museum, we recorded their presentations and designed a portrait about their heroes. Once that was done, they created a logo that, with the aid of an app called ” Aurasma “, would trigger the video they have linked to the portrait.

They were really excited to present their museum to our visitors and showed the great work that they have done.

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Hope that you enjoyed it !