Learn Spanish Vocabulary

50 %
50 %
Information about Learn Spanish Vocabulary

Published on July 28, 2008

Author: gskeesee

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Provides tips for learning a foreign language--Spanish examples

Learning Spanish Vocabulary Gayla S. Keesee Education Specialist Paine College, Augusta, GA Mack Gipson, Jr. Tutorial & Enrichment Center rev. 10/2006

Vocabulary forms the building blocks of language

Vocabulary forms the building blocks of language

FYI The number of words in a language can be staggering—from 20,000 to more than 100,000 depending on the language.  100 words can be sufficient for basic conversation. 2,000 are enough for fairly normal conversation.

The number of words in a language can be staggering—from 20,000 to more than 100,000 depending on the language. 

100 words can be sufficient for basic conversation.

2,000 are enough for fairly normal conversation.

Memory/Study Aids Mnemonic Devices Acronyms Acrostics Rhymes and songs Word associations Visual clues Flashcards

Mnemonic Devices

Acronyms

Acrostics

Rhymes and songs

Word associations

Visual clues

Flashcards

Mnemonic Devices Acronyms Acrostics Rhymes and songs Method of Loci Word associations—logical or illogical Visual Clues

Acronyms

Acrostics

Rhymes and songs

Method of Loci

Word associations—logical or illogical

Visual Clues

Mnemonic Devices Mnemonic (ni-'man-ik) devices “ Tricks” to help you memorize and recall information long lists speeches basic concepts definitions Tools for rote memorization only

Mnemonic (ni-'man-ik) devices

“ Tricks” to help you memorize and recall information

long lists

speeches

basic concepts

definitions

Tools for rote memorization only

Acronyms An acronym is an invented combination of letters where each letter is a cue to an idea you need to remember. BRASS is an acronym for how to shoot a rifle-- B reath, R elax, A im, S ight, S queeze.

An acronym is an invented combination of letters where each letter is a cue to an idea you need to remember.

BRASS is an acronym for how to shoot a rifle-- B reath, R elax, A im, S ight, S queeze.

How could you use Acronyms to help you learn Spanish?

An acrostic is an invented sentence where the first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember. “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” (E, G, B, D, F)—musical notes of the lines of the treble clef staff “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” (parenthesis, exponent, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction)—order of operations Acrostics

An acrostic is an invented sentence where the first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember.

“Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”

(E, G, B, D, F)—musical notes of the lines of the treble clef staff

“Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” (parenthesis, exponent, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction)—order of operations

How could you use Acrostics to help you learn Spanish?

Rhymes and Songs Songs and rhymes help to burn information in your memory To this day, many people softly sing their ABC’s when trying to alphabetize a list. Rhymes often teach basic facts, such as, “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

Songs and rhymes help to burn information in your memory

To this day, many people softly sing their ABC’s when trying to alphabetize a list.

Rhymes often teach basic facts, such as, “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

How could you use Rhymes and Songs to help you learn Spanish?

Word Associations First, select a key word in English that sounds like the foreign word. Next, imagine an image which uses the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word. Can be illogical or logical

First, select a key word in English that sounds like the foreign word.

Next, imagine an image which uses the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word.

Can be illogical or logical

Logical Association el coche with coach (like a carriage) which was the predecessor to the car.   Imagine your car as a coach, or imagine horses pulling it.  The Spanish word for rice is arroz . [pronounced ARROSS] Imagine someone shooting ARROWS into a plate of RICE .

el coche with coach (like a carriage) which was the predecessor to the car.  

Imagine your car as a coach,

or imagine horses pulling it. 

The Spanish word for rice is arroz .

[pronounced ARROSS]

Imagine someone shooting ARROWS

into a plate of RICE .

Illogical Association The illogical approach might say el coche sounds like coach (such as a basketball coach) Try to link coach and car in the most vivid way possible—the crazier, the better. Remember that el coche is masculine by having a male coach. Imagine the BASKETBALL COACH lifting your CAR above his head, then throwing it at a basketball hoop or through a wall.  

The illogical approach might say el coche sounds like coach (such as a basketball coach)

Try to link coach and car in the most vivid way possible—the crazier, the better.

Remember that el coche is masculine by having a male coach.

Imagine the BASKETBALL COACH lifting

your CAR above his head, then throwing it at a

basketball hoop or through a wall.  

The Spanish word cabina means phone booth . For the English keyword, you might think of “cab in a ... .” You could invent an image of a CAB trying to fit in a PHONE BOOTH . The Spanish word for bed  is cama . Imagine a CAMEL lying in your BED . Illogical Associations

The Spanish word cabina means phone booth . For the English keyword, you might think of “cab in a ... .”

You could invent an image of a CAB

trying to fit in a PHONE BOOTH .

The Spanish word for bed  is cama .

Imagine a CAMEL lying in your BED .

How could you use Word Associations to help you learn Spanish?

Visual Clues Drawings, pictures, diagrams Physically create visual elements Use drawings or pictures of definitions of words Make crazy visual associations Perro El perro está bajo la mesa. The dog is under the table.

Drawings, pictures, diagrams

Physically create visual elements

Use drawings or pictures of definitions of words

Make crazy visual associations

Visual Clues Charts, diagrams Diagram the different conjugations for a verb Hablar Yo hablo Tu hablas Ud./el/ella habla Nosotros(as) hablamos Vosotros(as) hablais Ud./ellos/ellas hablan

Charts, diagrams

Diagram the different conjugations for a verb

Flashcards Perro El perro está bajo la mesa. The dog is under the table.

Flashcards—Advantages Chunks information into smaller categories to aid memory Nouns—persons, places, things Verbs—plural/singular or tenses Phrases—common usage Use of color signals categories different colored cards highlighters

Chunks information into smaller categories to aid memory

Nouns—persons, places, things

Verbs—plural/singular or tenses

Phrases—common usage

Use of color signals categories

different colored cards

highlighters

Flashcards—Advantages Use either written or visual information Easily rearranged and sorted Do not learn the words in a fixed order. Learn only words need to remember. Used for different purposes Lists of items Grammar rules Questions/answers

Use either written or visual information

Easily rearranged and sorted

Do not learn the words in a fixed order.

Learn only words need to remember.

Used for different purposes

Lists of items

Grammar rules

Questions/answers

Flashcards—Advantages Size and portability easy to carry use for short, frequent reviews review in spare time that is often wasted—like waiting in line or between classes. Physically moving and manipulating the cards incorporates tactile learning

Size and portability

easy to carry

use for short, frequent reviews

review in spare time that is often wasted—like waiting in line or between classes.

Physically moving and manipulating the cards incorporates tactile learning

Flashcards—Advantages Writing down the material on cards aids your memory in itself. 76 repetitions of information to go into long term memory

Writing down the material on cards aids your memory in itself.

76 repetitions of information to go into long term memory

Flashcards Definition—Picture Two-sided Picture on front side Word and sentence on back side Perro El perro está bajo la mesa. The dog is under the table.

Definition—Picture

Two-sided

Picture on front side

Word and sentence on back side

Flashcards Learn grammar rules

Flashcards En la clase Front Back window la ventana door la puerta teacher la professora student la estudiante blackboard la pizarra

One Way to Study 4x6 cards are best. Once a day, go through your pack of index cards. Sort the cards into two stacks—those you know and those you do not know. Periodically review the entire set of words to keep them fresh in your mind.

4x6 cards are best.

Once a day, go through your pack of index cards.

Sort the cards into two stacks—those you know and those you do not know.

Periodically review the entire set of words to keep them fresh in your mind.

When to Use Flashcards Study your vocabulary for only 10-15 minutes a day Riding the bus Riding in a car Before bed When you get up in the morning Waiting in line Doing your laundry

Study your vocabulary for only 10-15 minutes a day

Riding the bus

Riding in a car

Before bed

When you get up in the morning

Waiting in line

Doing your laundry

General Tips Attend Class Regularly Best chance for practice in speaking and listening Able to ask questions Don’t Tune Out Participate as much as possible Answer questions—even silently to see if they match your classmates’ answers

Attend Class Regularly

Best chance for practice in speaking and listening

Able to ask questions

Don’t Tune Out

Participate as much as possible

Answer questions—even silently to see if they match your classmates’ answers

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Spanish Vocabulary

Spanish Vocabulary. ... Truth be told, the simple 3X5 flashcard that you make yourself is your most powerful tool for learning new Spanish vocabulary.
Read more

Learn Spanish Vocabulary: Introduction

Welcome to Learn Spanish Vocabulary! This website can help you learn 868 useful Spanish words quickly and easily. There are two main sections in which you ...
Read more

Learn Spanish - Lingolex Homepage

Learn Spanish: Everything that you would hope to find on a website about learning Spanish. Vocab, links, penpals, chat etc.
Read more

Vocabulix Vokabeltrainer - Learn Spanish free online ...

Learn Spanish free online, learn German free, study English online and other foreign languages. Practice vocabulary in many languages with Vocabulix
Read more

Learn Spanish

Learn Spanish online. Free tutorial with audio, cultural notes, a random idiom generator, a list of Spanish schools, and links to other helpful sites.
Read more

Learn Spanish free online, learn German free...

Vocabulix, practice many Languages free online. Learn Spanish free, learn German online, learn English vocabulary and many other foreign languages.
Read more

Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards | Study Spanish Online ...

Learn Spanish with interactive flashcards. Practice your vocabulary, listening, and recollection skills
Read more

BBC - Learn Spanish with free online lessons

Learn how to speak Spanish with lessons, courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities ...
Read more

Learn Spanish Vocabulary - About.com Education

Here are some resources for expanding your Spanish vocabulary.
Read more

Learn Spanish Vocabulary - English/Spanish Flashcards ...

Learn Spanish Vocabulary - English/Spanish Flashcards - Animals (FLASHCARD EBOOKS) (English Edition) eBook: Flashcard Ebooks, Antony Briggs: Amazon.de ...
Read more