Tuesday, 1 September 2009
My week does not correspond with David and Jimena's, so while they are enjoying a lazy Saturday I have been hard at work (ahem), but they are back on the phone for the weekly recap class, and David seems abit annoyed that his mother has still not left town. I can't even begin to imagine how much this is cramping his style! And on top of this David still won't take Jimena's no for an answer, but I have to say his deperate attempts make the viewing of Bueno, entonces... all the more exciting, I enjoy watching not only to learn Spanish but also for the soap opera- the story really is quite addictive, and I know other Learn Spanish DVD's, for example Rosetta Stone, do not have such a high entertainment value!
Not only am I being entertained by Bueno, entonces..., I am certainly learning alot, I found I did not have to constantly read the English subtitles for the whole of the episode, because, as a lot of this episode was recapping the week, I found I already remembered much of the information. However, that is not to say these re-cap lessons are not useful, because I cannot be told enough times about Spanish grammar and I still haven't quite got it, and I find practice and repetition really is the best way to learn Spanish. The support material that comes with the Learn Spanish dvd is also very useful to recap lessons.
Object pronouns, prepositions and posessive pronouns were covered in this lesson, and typically the rules in Spanish are different from the rules in English, but Bueno, entonces... ensures all the rules are well explained and clear examples are given throughout. Jimena had David playing some games again, and I must confess, I found the scrambled letters game quite hard, but the third word was Medialunas, and I had been thinking about them only minutes previously, so got that one straight away! And the game of 'Simon Dice' took me back to childhood days and rainly school lunchtime entertainment...ahhhhhh...