Nov 30, 2008

context is so helpful...

Last week I gave a pop quiz that had 5 sentences in Spanish and asked students to translate the sentences to English. The average score was an A, out of 119 students only one student got less than a C.

Now, compare this to our average quizzes where I have short phrases orindividual words - on those I do not always make the 80% - 80%.

I am thinking that the difference is from the added context carried ineach sentence.

1 comment:

  1. I think context helps a lot. I was listening to a group speak in Spanish the other day and was able to figure part of what they were saying because I understand some of the words. Context helps to make it more meaningful.


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