It was a dark and stormy night… Practicing Spanish through writing.

Write a diary for practice...

Write a diary for practice…

Era una noche una noche tormentosa…

Writing is another very important tool when studying a language. We are not talking here about writing a novel or a masterpiece, just putting down your thoughts on paper. Yes, pen and paper, letting what comes to mind flow in writing without using your computer’s spell-check. Most teachers will be delighted to correct anything you write spontaneously. At least, that is how I feel. This in my book is going the extra mile.

I used to teach middle school kids, and the way I got them interested in writing was by asking them to keep a diary. They were delighted! They turned in their homework happily expecting my remarks, not about the mistakes mind you, but about what they had been doing over the weekend. Showing them I was interested in them as people and what they did outside the class was engaging for them, and for my self, I must admit. A very rewarding experience which helped them learn and improve without even trying.

So, whether it is a story, a diary, or an opinion; write!  You have more time to collect your thoughts, think about the grammar structures and new vocabulary this way.

Keep practicing and go the extra mile!



About Laura Carbonell

Language teacher, food, health and empowerment blogger at @vivafifty @OnLifeandHope #socialmedia #influencer Follow me on Twitter at @lauralcbl
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One Response to It was a dark and stormy night… Practicing Spanish through writing.

  1. Pingback: Escribir bien para torpes, por Delfín Carbonell Basset | Casa Hispana

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