September 28, 2011

Review for Assessment

Logon to, click on the eBook (not the workbook), click on Capítulo 1, then click on Prepárate para el examen, do exercises 1-5. If you are having trouble, click on Repaso del Capítulo 1 just below and look over the grammar and vocab examples. Remember, the assessment has been moved to Friday and Monday.

September 27, 2011

Chapter One Performance Assessment

Thursday and Friday, in class, no notes. Study all vocab from chapter, especially verbs. Be prepared to use the present progressive tense along with yo go verbs like venir, salir, etc.

September 26, 2011

Tarea para 27/9 - Workbook - Chapter 1 - Workbook - Grammar 2 - Activities A, B & C

September 23, 2011

Tarea para 26/9 - Workbook - Chapter 1 - Workbook - Vocabulary 2 - Activities A, B & C

September 22, 2011

Tarea para 23/9 - Workbook - Chapter 1 - Audio Activities - Vocabulary 1 - Activity C

note: be sure to submit your answers to receive credit

September 21, 2011

Tarea para 22/9

Flash card practice at Practice Vocabulary 1 flash cards HERE. Be sure to select "View Definitions" so you can create the Spanish. Practice pronouncing each phrase by using the audio icon at the top right like we did in class today.

September 20, 2011

Tarea para mañana, 21/9

Due Tomorrow: Go to and login. Click on your Workbook. Click on Chapter One and then Workbook again. Complete the Chapter 1, Vocabulary 1, Activities A-D.

The New Theory of Learning

Read this article for thoughts on learning Spanish by speaking Spanish.

September 19, 2011

Try an eGame for Extra Practice

Try these eGames for extra practice with these topics:
  1. Ser vs. Estar
  2. Saber vs. Conocer

September 16, 2011

Tarea de repaso

Complete the following by class time on Monday, 9/19/11.

Go to and login. Click on your Workbook. Click on Repaso and then Workbook again. Complete the following actvities.
  • Repaso B, Gramática 1, Act. A
  • Repaso B, Gramática 1, Act. B
  • Repaso B, Gramática 1, Act. C
  • Repaso C, Gramática 1, Act. A
  • Repaso C, Gramática 1, Act. B
  • Repaso E, Gramática 1, Act. C

September 9, 2011

Message for Spanish II Level I

Look over to the left at my Tweets. I post there often. I just posted the verb review guide that I was showing on the board today. I fixed the formatting errors in it. It is pretty useful if you are rusty with verb conjugations. Check it out. You need to have all these verbs down by the middle of next week so we can move on.

Present Tense Vosotros

All verbs in conjugated in the vosotros form have accents like this:
-ar goes to  -áis
-er goes to  -éis
-ir goes to  -ís
(So the type of verb indicates which letter has the accent.)

Except, one syllable words don't have accents.
ser goes to sois
ver goes to veis
dar goes to dais
ir goes to vais

September 7, 2011

First "Small Assessment"

La Vuelta a España

Due: Monday, September 12

Task: Turn in a single piece of paper which describes one of the riders in this year's Vuelta a España.

Background: The Vuelta (Tour of Spain) is one of the three biggest stage races in professional cycling, one of the "grand tours," and it ends on Sunday. You are encouraged to watch parts of it over the weekend and we'll watch what we can in class. Use as your initial source for links to watch the race. Each day the stage starts airing at approximately 10:00 am and ends at at about 11:30 am. You can watch it in English (better for learning about the sport) or Spanish (obviously, better for your Spanish acquisition). Remember, cycling is a very popular sport in Europe, especially Spain.


Go to and learn as much as you can about the Vuelta. Look at the list of riders on the right side of the page. Choose a rider to investigate. Google the riders name and/or team. From there you should be able to learn some basic information about the rider. If you are having trouble, try another rider. Include the following information about the rider.
  • Name
  • Team
  • Origin (where he is from)
  • Age
  • A photo of the rider
You must write this information in complete sentences. Remember, Sr. Jannke always expects you to go above and beyond. Your grade will be based on completion, accuracy and effort, each weighted equally.