¡Hola y muy buenos días!
This is it! The very last Daily Dose of Positivity post, at least for now...
Don't be sad! Let's celebrate by popping open a bottle of cava! Perhaps we can choose one from this selection:
As it's Friday, I'd like to share one of our writing challenges. These, along with our dictations, are sent to our Premium users every Friday, but today we are offering this writing challenge about a Mexican winery, for free:
If you have never tried one of our Writing Challenges before, here's some guidance:
- Don't think of it as translation, Writing Challenges are more like guided writing.
- Writing challenges are self-scoring exercises, meaning that for each phrase you’ll be offered corrections and alternatives to help you pinpoint your mistakes. Each line is marked out of 5 and we suggest taking off a point per mistake, but really the marking is up to you! For example, you decide how important punctuation and correct accentuation is, it's perfectly fine to be kind to yourself because you made a typo or pressed submit too soon!
- Pay attention to the hints! For example, if there are many synonyms for a word, or if you should use a specific verb, these are indicated here.
- It's not easy to translate natural-sounding English into natural-sounding Spanish, where the Spanish is significantly different to the English you will be given a literal translation in the hint.
- Once you’re done, you can read and listen to our suggested text in Spanish, and also see a list of grammar topics covered in the exercise, you can add these to your notebook(s).
Teachers! Would you love a tool that just kept track of all your individual students’ progress automatically? So more of your time was freed up to hone in on particular issues and help weaker students?
Our StudyGroups can help you manage a whole class or groups of independent students, by enabling you to set different Studylists in their individual Notebooks or share them across the group.
- Use StudyGroups to let you focus on ‘individualised learning’. They’ll help you match the content and pace of your lessons to the abilities and interests of each student
- Look at the StudyGroup as an ‘inverted classroom’ where you can flip things round so students work online first and then come together later to work on problems.
Ask how to set up a group here!
It's been amazing to have this extra opportunity to connect with you. We know from your great and inspiring feedback that you enjoyed these daily doses of sunshine, and we'd love to hear if there was anything in particular that you really enjoyed or looked forward to, please let us know in the comment area below!
No es un adiós sino un hasta luego,