How to prepare for our Zoom Spanish conversation classes?
Latin-American Language Center offers Spanish conversation classes to students to improve their fluency. As a result, students further in-depth their listening and comprehension skills. Above all, our company strives to challenge and immerse our students as much as possible through social engagement. Therefore, our conversation classes challenge our students. As well as hold them accountable outside of class hours. Additionally, auditory or video homework is a general assignment for classes.
Zoom Spanish conversation class structure
Our conversation classes are small groups and meet weekly for 2 hours via Zoom. Virtual learning has been an adjustment for many and for us we’ve integrated our conversation classes via Zoom. Virtual learning allows for our students to safely and at their convenience practice conversational Spanish. Below we have a basic structure of our conversation classes and the ways we coordinate these activities virtually.
Introduction & catching up
We start class by introducing ourselves. Also, we use the time to talk and update on what’s going on. Students start the class talking about what is going on in their lives and short-term goals in class. As a result, our class engages more throughout. The class conversation flows better throughout. Asking, How are you dealing with quarantine? Virtual work?
Secondly, our class addresses certain grammar. Usually, before class, we assign a conversation topic. So, vocabulary is necessary to review in class. Students will understand the topic much better afterward. Also, we review the necessary grammar. If the class feels that a grammar structure is causing a struggle in their fluency, we’ll review it.
We discuss in class more context on the assignment. A lot of the cultural context is new for the students. In class, we address cultural and social references.
Beforehand, we assign students an auditory, literary, or video homework. This becomes a central source material for the class. For the rest of the Spanish conversation class, we will discuss the assignment. This includes first impressions and class discussion questions. Therefore, for the remainder of the class we will speak in Spanish.