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Student Spotlight – Rebecca R.

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 12.43.33 PMHere is another Star Student from our Latin American Experience class!

Nombre: Rebecca Rausch

Clase: LAX

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
13


(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Field a hockey
  • Softball
  • Skiing
  • Listen to music
  • Hang with friends
  • Spend time with family

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:  
Caesar salad

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
About the different cultures of Latino and Spanish cultures.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
I like singing Te AMO Y Mas.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We are learning about the different Spanish dances such as bachata, merengue, salsa, etc…

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
Would you rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. “ ~Michael Scott


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Nipmuc Celebrates World Language Week

World Language Week will be celebrated at Nipmuc Regional High School from March 13-17. Come check out the amazing work of our Italian/French/Spanish students!

Our Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish immersion students are painting portraits of famous Hispanics throughout history and writing biographies on their lives and achievements.

These immersion students, as well the AP Spanish Language students, are competing in a writing contest sponsored by The Spanish Resource Center at UMass Boston.

Every day during the morning, students will enjoy the sounds of international music over the loudspeaker, courtesy of the Hispanic Civilization, Literature, and Culture class. These students are also creating ornate “azulejos”, or Spanish tiles for display.

Level 3 language students will be creating and illustrating children’s books and fairy tales in the target language.

Each level 4 student is researching the life and contribution of a famous Italian/French/Spanish figure.  Students will “become” this famous figure for a day, and be able to answer questions about themselves and their respective works in the target language. These students will also be creating monuments and artistic reproductions of famous works of art or indigenous sculpture and pottery.

Students from the Latin American Experience classes are learning about the Aztecs and writing their names utilizing the Ictapa alphabet.

NEW THIS YEAR! – On Thursday, March 16th from 1:00pm-2:00pm, all level 2 world language students will be “competing” in our first annual “Battle of the International Food Trucks”.  In groups, students are designing fictional “food trucks” and serving up some amazing international fare.  Sharply dressed in their newly-created company “uniforms”, students will be glad to tell you all about their food truck concept/theme as well as some fun facts about their country’s/region’s flag, tourist attractions, and signature dish.  We are so excited to welcome some foodies and restaurateurs from local businesses such as Bertucci’s, Acouge Vale Do Aco, and Rebecca’s3 as well as some community connections, like Major League Cuts, that we have made through our Latin American Experience class, to serve as judges.  Students from the Latin American Experiences classes will serve as hosts and assist our visiting judges with the voting process.

That night at 7:00pm, we will proudly induct over 60 members into our newly-chartered Spanish/French/Italian National Honor Societies.  You are cordially invited to join us in the cafeteria for a celebration of our World Language students’ incredible achievements.

Students in Level 1 language classes will be designing and creating unique international t-shirts. On Friday, March 17th from 1:15pm to 2:00pm we will hold our annual Level 1 International Buffet. Join us in the cafeteria to sample some international fare and to judge our annual international t-shirt contest.

We are really looking forward to this year’s World Language Week and hope that you can join us in celebrating cultural diversity, tolerance, and understanding.


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¿Quieres bailar conmigo?

They say music is the universal language…  The students in Spanish IV can tell you that!

Spanish culture has a rich history of diverse music and ecclectic dance.  From salsa to bachata, the tango to the cumbia, Spanish dance is a fascinating source of cultural pride and personal expression.  So…how do you actually LEARN a Spanish dance?

Level 4 students have been exploring what a “mood” is in a language and how important it is to be able to utilize these “moods” to communicate effectively and authentically.  The imperative mood is the “command” mood, where we ask or instruct others to do something.  What better use of the imperative mood than to teach others how to dance! Utilizing the formal commands in Spanish, students were asked to create “How-to” videos outlining the specific steps of a particular Latin dance.  Students needed to demonstrate their technology skills by integrating slow-motion video, voice-over, and English subtitles. Check out the student samples below and maybe even give these dances a try!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Music is the international language…

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What better way is there to learn another language than through music?  Utilizing http://www.lyricstraining.com, students are listening to and learning songs in Spanish class and having lots of fun doing it!

Through the use of various levels of cloze activities, students discern the lyrics through listening skills alone and develop an ear for the distinct sounds of Spanish. Try it out for yourself!  There are loads of languages to chose from!