professional development - fondamentos 4 of 6 - count the beats

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Have you finished the Step 1 videos and tried at least one vocabulary set from the practice app?

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COUNT THE BEATS - THE VIDEO LECTURE

Many teachers we have surveyed believe that their students are not interested in the more technical aspects of Spanish.

However, the vast majority of students we have surveyed react positively, and common responses are something like, "I learned so much!" and "That was really helpful!"

Many teachers we have surveyed believe that learning about the language does not help them use the language proficiently.

COUNT THE BEATS - THE PRACTICE APP

Many teachers have suggested that more 'gaming' elements (such as points, a final score, countdown clocks, etc.) would be an improvement.

We disagree! We have purposely avoided those in order to cultivate an appreciation of learning for learning's sake and to foster the student's sense of agency and self-reflection in the learning process.

The aspects of pronunciation in Step 1 (vowels, diphthongs, and hiatus) are always practiced in the context of thematic vocabulary development.

Many of the vocabulary sets are comprehensive and somewhat unusual, such as geologic periods and the solar system.

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