With the SAL 4-5 intermediate students we are studying a unit called “Vamos a salir”: Ready to Go Out.
In this unit, we are talking about different places in town, different plans or activities, and knowing how to invite someone to one of these. Also, they will be able to express their opinions: whether they like or dislike any of these such plans and how to excuse yourself politely from an invitation.
They have to study the present tense as well as the near future one. This will allow them to understand better the different usages.
Furthermore, the students participate in an unscripted dialogue and work on sounding authentic by trying to imitate some voices in Spanish.
In writing, they are extending sentences using connectives, negatives and sequencing words… At the end of the unit they will attempt (and surely succeed) to write an extended text in Spanish.
In regards to reading, we are using strategies to work out new words and developing listening skills. Constantly, we are reviewing progress checking work using “mini tests”.