Tuesday, June 21, 2016

French & Spanish Global Interviews

Ottoson Spanish & French teachers Merridith Minerd's and Paula Nicholas' 8th grade students completed an end-of-year summative assessment in which they had to interview a native or advanced speaker of Spanish and French. The objectives were three-fold: to build oral proficiency, community and global awareness of the diaspora of the French and Spanish-speaking world. Students included questions from all four units of study: family/home, food, health, and clothing. Although students prepared questions in advance, they were expected to demonstrate communication skills and strategies in asking unscripted follow-up questions and making appropriate comments. Interviews included conversations with classmates, teachers, family members, friends, and neighbors, both locally and as far away as Spain, France, Canada, Germany and San Francisco.

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