Spanish conversartion classes starting in January-February-March 2014

January 25th, 2014 @

SPANISH CONVERSATION COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2014

Welcome to our January News. I hope you all have had a great Christmas and New Year’s break.

We are starting our Conversation Spanish classes in January/February 2014.

• We have Spanish conversation classes: beginners, intermediate and advance levels.
• We teach small groups, making easy the interaction between students
• We pay attention you own learning needs
• Each session gives you the opportunity to take an active part in Spanish conversation play rolls
• We based our teaching and learning process in real life situations.
• So that you are prepared to establish a conversation with Spanish speakers with real confidence
• We give you listening exercises to train you ability to understand easily Spanish speakers.
• Each session will have plenty of oral, listening and reading exercises.
• At AnasClassroom – we can tutor you from the comfort of your own home. Call us on 020 8951 5868 to find out more”.

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GCSE Spanish oral examinations. The roll play.

January 25th, 2014 @

GCSE Spanish oral examinations. The roll play.
Are you ready for your Spanish exams? I am sure you have dedicated study time at school and at home to get the desired A or A+
Here some tips to remember
1. Listen carefully to the question
2. Answer it in one complete sentence. Give some sort of explanation
3. If you did not hear properly the question you can always ask your teacher to repeat it once more (¿Puedes repetir por favor?)
4. Fill confident and your efforts will be rewarded.

Let’s do a bit of practice with a role play. Your teacher will play the part of your friend and will speak first.

You are speaking to your Spanish friend about your summer holiday

Teacher : ¿Qué haces este verano?
Student : Este verano voy a ir de vacaciones a Barcelona con mis amigas Sarah y Liz
Teacher: ¿Para cuanto tiempo?
Student : Bueno, vay a ir por dos semanas.
Teacher: ¿Cómo vas a viajar ?
Student : Voy a viajar en avión, en Eassyjet.
Teacher : Muy bien
Student : ¿A ti te gustan las vacaciones ?
Teacher: Si, muchisimo.

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who needs Spanish GCSE extra support

December 14th, 2013 @

At www.anasclassroom.com we have been running the Spanish GCSE support classes for more that 5 years and with good success. Make your dream come true.

This support now we give it online via SKYPE so that there is not need for you to move from the comfort of your home or allocate time and effort in travelling. These online sessions are very effective because are very focus in the students individual GCSE Spanish needs.

Many students feel lack of the confidence to tackle the speaking and writing tasks or need more practice and individual guidance on how to tackle the exams papers What ever the needs of each student here at Anasclassrom .com we give, our students, this extra one-to-one Spanish GCSE support to make a real difference between one grade and other.

Book a free 15 minutes session of Spanish GCSE support or call us at 0208 951 5868.

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September 16th, 2011 @
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A-LEVEL RESULTS AND SPANISH IS RISING IN POPULARITY

August 18th, 2011 @

A-level results – SPANISH POPULAR AMONG THE STUDENTS

Good morning and welcome to Ana’sclassroom A-level results blog. today it’s a crucial day for students, teachers and parents across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

According to the results published on today Thursday 18 August, for 250,000 candidates in England, Northern Ireland and Wales the overall pass rate has risen for the 29th successive year.

This year, 8.2% of boys have achieved an A*, up from 7.9% last year, while girls’ performance has dipped from 8.3% to 8.2%.

There has been an increase in entries for maths, biology, chemistry and physics. Maths entries have risen dramatically, up 40.2% over five years. Entries for physics are up 19.6% over five years and chemistry up 19.4% over that period.

Foreign languages continued to decline. Entries for French are down 4.7% on last year and German down 6.9%. The number of entries for A-level Spanish and Chinese are up on last year.

Here is the story of Grace McKelvey, 18, who is going to Girton College, Cambridge, to study Spanish and Portuguese. She got A*s in French and Spanish and an A in history. She says she has always loved languages and she didn’t specifically target Oxbridge, but it happened to be the best course for her. “As part of the application process, I had four interviews and had to do an exam,” she says. “I had two interviews before Christmas and I was pooled, then Girton fished me out and I went for further interviews in January, where they were talking in Spanish. I thought the first set of interviews went better than second, but it was obviously the other way round.”

The A* grade was introduced last year, and is being used to discriminate between the best candidates at an increased number of universities this year. Oxford is demanding the grade for 15 of its courses, while students applying for some courses at Bristol, Exeter and Sussex have been asked for it.

It has been reported that David Willetts, the universities minister, has said that pupils who have taken “traditional” A-levels such as maths and foreign languages should take precedence in the race for university places.


GSCE MOTHERN LANGUAGES SPANISH RESULTS

August 18th, 2011 @

GCSE RESULTS
About 690,000 pupils from England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their GCSE results today and the pass rate rose for the 23rd year in a row.
The number of students taking foreign languages has dropped by a third since the government made them optional at GCSE six years ago. The decline of French has been striking; it has nearly halved to just over 170,000 entries compared with more than 300,000 in 2004, and fell out of the top 10 most popular subjects this year.
Spanish appears poised to overtake German at GCSE; with the numbers taking it rising to over 67,000 while German entries have fallen to around 70,000 this year. The numbers taking Mandarin, Portuguese and Polish have also risen, with the last thought to be fuelled by the increase in the number pupils who are children of recent Polish migrants.


SPANISH GCSE- CARTA A UN AMIGO DESDE BARCELONA

August 3rd, 2011 @

SPANISH GCSE- carta a un amigos desde Barcelona
Lee mi carta y subraya las preposicones Luego enviame tu carta respuesta at senormisti@yahoo.co.uk y cuentame que estas haciendo este verano?

Hoy es 4 de agosto y mi estoy en Barcelona pasando las vacaciones del verano con mi familia. Llegamos hace cinco días. Barcelona es una ciudad muy grande y bonita y en esta época del ano hay muchos turistas de todas partes del mundo, franceses, rusos, ingleses, alemanes, chilenos, brasileños, sudafricanos, australianos, de Qatar, de India, etc.

A mi me encanta Barcelona porque siempre hace mucho calor y tiene toda clase de diversiones. Por ejemplo, tiene playas que están muy cerca de la ciudad, basta con caminar desde la plaza Cataluña hacia las Ramblas hasta el final y allí en el Paseo Marítimo hay muchas cafeterías todas tan cerca de las playas. Por la tarde cuando el sol baja un poco uno puede pasear por las calles de Barcelona, visitar las tiendas, las galerías de arte o la arquitectura de Gaddi y la Sagrada Familia. Por las noches, hay muchos restaurantes que preparan platos deliciosos de carne o pescado. También hay clases salsa y flamenco y también tiene muchas discotecas que tienen mucho ambiente.

Y si quieres disfrutar de días mas tranquilos y del aire libre puedes ir a la afueras de Barcelona al campo donde hay pequeños valles rodeados de colinas donde se puede montar a caballo o la bicicleta, tomar fotos y descansar del ruido de la ciudad.
Mañana iremos a Porto ventura un parque de atracciones a las afueras de Barcelona.
Luego te escribiré.

Mientras tanto tú puedes escríbeme sobre lo que estas haciendo en estas vacaciones? Donde estas? Y si estas con tu familia con tus amigos? Mi correo electrónico es senormisti@yahoo.co.uk


SPANISH GCSE AND FOUR PREPOSITIONS-EXPLANATION

August 3rd, 2011 @

SPANISH GCSE THE PREPOSITIONS AND ITS USES

Preposiciones A, EN, DE, CON
Hoy vamos a referirnos a cuatro de las más frecuentes preposiciones en español y junto a cada una he puesto su equivalente en términos generales en ingles.

A (To)
CON (with)
DE (from and of)
EN (at, in, on, by)

Preposiciones A, EN, DE, CON y sus usos: (These prepositions have the following uses)

A
1. Dirección (Direction)
Luis va a la oficina

2. Tiempo (Time)
A las dos salgo de clase

CON
1. Compañía (Company)
Estoy con �l
2. Instrumento (Instrument)
�l escribe con bolígrafo azul

DE
1. Procedencia (Provenance)
Pepe viene de clase
Luis es de España

2. Tiempo (Time)
? Que hora es? Son las dos de la tarde

3. Propiedad (Property)
El libro de español es de Georgina

4. Materia (Material)
La mesa es de madera.

EN
1. Lugar donde se esta (Place where we are)
Estamos en Barcelona por cinco días.

2. Dentro de (Inside)
Las llaves están en mi bolso

3. Medio de transporte (Means of transport)
Voy a clase en metro

4. Tiempo (Time)
En verano hace calor en Madrid


LEARN SPANISH GCSE – SPEAKING TASK

February 16th, 2011 @

Since the Spanish GCSE examinations are approaching I thought to give you a little help with this sample showing one of the ways you could approach your Spanish speaking task.

Before that, please remember how you will be marked:

Communication – 10 marks
Range and Accuracy of Language- 10 marks
Pronunciation and Intonation – 5 marks
Interaction and Fluency – 5 marks

Here there is a sample of one controlled speaking assessment task about HOLIDAYDS

You are going to have a conversation with your teacher about holidays.
Your teacher will ask you the following;

• What is your favourite type of holiday and why? (Que tipo de vacaciones prefieres y por que?
Yo prefiero ir a la playa de vacaciones porque me encanta tomar el sol, banarme en el mar y tomar helados. Yo voy con mi familia a Espana y siempre nos quedamos en un apartamento cerca de la playa y del centro comercial.

• Do you think holidays are important? Why/why not? (Piensas que las vaciones son importantes? Por que si?/Porque no?)
Las vacaciones son buenas para relajarse, especialmente después de los examenes. Son buenas también para conocer otros lugares, gente y costumbres.

• Do you think people have too many holidays? Why/why not? (Piensas que la gente toma muchas vacaciones? Porque si?/ Porque no?)
No creo que la gente de Inglaterra tiene muchas vacaciones porque la mayoria solo toma vacaciones en el verano porque las vacaciones son caras para una familia, sin embargo hay otras familias van de vacaciones, dos veces, en el invierno y en el verano.

• Describe your last holiday. (Describe tus ultimas vacaciones)
El verano pasado fui con mi familia a Barcelona que es una ciudad muy grande, visitamos la exposición de pinturas de Picasso, La Sagrada Familia y otros lugares de interes. Por las mananas íbamos a la playa, comíamos en restaurantes cerca de la playa y por las noches íbamos a caminar por las Ramblas.

• What do you like doing on holiday and why? Que te gusta hacer en las vacaciones y por que?
Cuando voy de vacaciones a mi me gusta ir a la playa, disfrutar del sol, conocer otra gente y comer los platos tipicos del lugar.

• ! (Donde te gustaria ir de vaciones el proximo verano?)

El próximo verano me gustaría ir a Alicante al sur de Espana con mis amigas ya que me gustaría conocer chicos y chicas españoles para practicar mi español.

! Remember, at this point, you will have to respond to something you have not yet prepared.
The dialogue will last between 4 and 6 minutes.
Notes for Teachers
! The unpredictable task could be:
• Where will you go on your next holiday and why?


Vea el rescate de los Mineros de San Jose en Copiapo Chile

October 13th, 2010 @

El Rescate de los 33 Mineros de San Jose, Copiapo Chile

We are following closely the undoing of the rescue operations of the miners trapped in the mine of San Jose, Copiapo, en el Norte de Chile.

It has been a fantastically well organized rescue operation and you too can follow these events and be part of this very human story that has captivated the whole world.

Read the news in Spanish. Take this opportunity to practice your Spanish listening and reading skills. Spanish is spoken in Chile as well as in all South America with the exception of Brazil.
……..

Después de 69 días bajo tierra, está en curso el operativo para llevar a la superficie a los 33 trabajadores atrapados en la mina San José, en el norte de Chile.
Esto es lo que dice la hija de uno de los mineros rescatados
“Cuando vi salir a mi papá, la primera persona en la que pensé fue en mi mamá que murió hace ocho años.
Fue un momento de enorme alegría que me hubiera encantado compartir con ella. Hubieran sido muy diferentes las circunstancias si ella hubiera estado acá.
Mi hermano fue hasta la cápsula para recibir a mi papa y nosotras lo vimos salir, lo vimos bien, aunque pálido, pálido. Pero eso es normal después de tanto tiempo ahí encerrado.
Nos abrazamos con mi hermana y nos pusimos a llorar. Gritamos de alegría.
Estamos muy contentos y también muy agradecidos a toda la gente, a todo el mundo

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