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The Primary Spanish Lesson by Mind Map: The Primary Spanish 
Lesson
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The Primary Spanish Lesson

Learning Environment

Non-threatening

Treat efforts with respect, praise and encouragement

Results in a positive attitude towards the new language and its related culture

Objectives

Listening

Show comprehension of basic vocabulary, structures and expressions

Speaking

Demonstrate comprehension of aural and visual stimuli, using words, phrases and short sentences. Non-verbal responses are also acceptable

Presenting the Lesson

Factors to be Considered

An extended listening period

Positive reinforcement

Content must be meaningful

Content must be comprehensible

Low-stress learning environmentNew node

Stages of the Lesson

Warm-up and Recycle, Provides opportunities for review Supports transition from lesson conducted in the NL Helps learners to be confident

Presenting New Language, The basis for all other activities, Must be supported with vocabulary cards, flash cards, pictures, realia, Puppets should be used to model questions and responses Makes the presentations more natural and logical

Practice and Reinforcement Activities, Need for a variety of contexts in which to practice the new content, Need for variety The younger the class, the greater the need for variety, Encourage learners to be physically involved in the language learning, Pay attention to energy requirements

Wrap-up, Brief overview of what was actually accomplished, Praise learners for their interest, their listening skills and their efforts to use the language, Indicate Indicate that you are looking forward to the next lesson

Teaching Approaches

Total Physical Response (TPR), A physical response to a command or direction that serves to help children to learn vocabulary and structures, Physical response helps children to retain what they are learning, Supports the need for physical activity, Supports the existence of a low affective filter

The Natural Approach, Supports an extended listening period, Comprehensibility Enunciate clearly, use short words and expressions, keep the message simple and easy to absorb, Meaningful Content draws on children's interests Visuals help to support comprehensibility and meaningfulness

Content

Vocabulary and structures that are immediately applicable to their every day reality

Able to associate programme content to their own experiences