Hello from guest blogger Jen Ries!
Cafe y Conversación was born out of many things. I was wanting more authentic conversation to happen with my upper levels. I also was looking for a way to bring more culture into the classroom (always, right?) We all know that the Spanish culture revolves around, café y conversación! I knew students would love having somethings to drink, then we sit down, circle up, and talk in Spanish for 35-40 minutes.
2020 Updated links & resources!
- Updated Conversation circle form (It now includes space from them in one sentence to reflect. During this conversation I thought I did really well… My goal for the next conversation is to…)
- Updated 2020 Conversation Rubric – I print the topic front/ back with our Fluency Rubric, the same rubric they see for all Speaking and Writing assessments. My rubric was modified from JCPS and mashed with ACTFL guidelines adding in my desire to keep students in check with completing the task, doing what is asked of them.
- Updated Topics sheets Café y Conversación Spanish 3 & Spanish 4 Café y Conversación
- “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be”
“I was so nervous, but once I got going I forgot all about it”
- “I went to my next class thinking and speaking in Spanish, Señorita.”
- “I thought 35 minutes was a long time, but it went by so fast!
How often do we do Café y Conversación?
We usually start in October, which is perfect for warm drinks. We do it about every other week from October until about March. I do not have a specific day of the week for it, but you could put it into your set weekly or bi-weekly routine.
What do you have in your coffee center?
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