Final Course Reflection In the last quarter of Spanish III, we have learned quite a lot about Spanishculture, and how to travel. In Tema 5, we learned about the cultural arts, such as playsand musical productions. Moving on, in Tema 6, we began to learn how to givedirections, along with our lesson on giving a command, which had great influence onthis topic. Then, in Tema 7, we learned different mediums of transportation dealing withtaking trips, as well as the basic future tense, which allowed us to focus on trips that wewill take in the future. Finally, in Tema 8, we learned many more future tenses, and ourvocabulary dealt with professions for the future, and current world issues, such asglobal warming, animals that are in danger of extinction, etc. We also learned thesubjunctive tense, which deals with uncertainty; that something could happen. Overall, I feel like I can elaborate on a broad range of subjects in Spanish. Afterthe lessons we learned over the year, I feel that I can identify different types of art andarchitecture, and I can express my emotions about the piece. I can definitely givedirections from one place to another, but I can also name different places in a city. I cantalk about the different forms of travel. Finally, I feel that I can express what field ofstudy I want to go into, and the different environmental hazards. I believe what I enjoyed most was the directions unit, where we had manyactivities dealing with giving directions from Point A to Point B. While I disliked the
Probably my favorite other time of the year was when we were doing our FamousArtist projects. My artist was Salvador Dalí, and it was just so entertaining to look uphow surreal his art was, and how crazy he was. The project only helped boost mystance on surrealistic art, and I particularly enjoyed being able to do my own work intribute to Dalí. Some things that I have had trouble with, and that I plan to improve on, are verbtenses, particularly all the future verb tenses. Now, usually, I am good at knowing whichverb tense to use for a particular situation. This began to change when we learnedabout the split between the preterite tense and imperfect tense when conjugating verbsin past tense, based on whether the action is completed, or was an on-going action.From there, commands were fairly easy, and basic future tense was also pretty easy.However, as soon as tense such as conditional, future perfect, and conditional perfectbegan popping up, it became very difficult to remember what each tense meant, andwhat it was used for. Now, don’t even get me started on the subjunctive tense, which isonly used if there is any doubt that a certain action will occur. Overall, I think this iswhere I have the most problems, and I plan to study them more vigorously in the future. I am continuing Spanish next year, but it might be my last year of Spanish. It’scommon knowledge that colleges like students who have taken numerous years ofSpanish, and although I know that the minimum course required for most colleges is
on to Spanish V, because that will be where it gets really advanced, and while I’mconfident that I could handle advanced material, I feel that this is the cut-off point foranyone who probably won’t be using Spanish in their lives, such as for a job. If I do goon to Spanish V, that will definitely be it for me; there’s no way I could go on to APSpanish, since I believe that is pretty much for those who are determined to translatorsand foreign relations workers. I will still remember everything that I have learned inSpanish, and I certainly do not regret signing up for it last year.