TIPS FOR STUDENTS STUDYING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE The three most important ingredients for success in studying a foreign language are: 1. A disciplined attitude. 2. Willingness to participate in class. 3. Doing assignments regularly. BASIC TIPS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE SUCCESS Come to class every day and PARTICIPATE! Take notes in class. ESS is offered Practice your Spanish online using the following websites: o www.conjuguemos.com o www.quia.com o www.studyspanish.com o http://my.hrw.com/ - you will be given a username and password for this site. Your books, workbooks, videos, practice quizzes are all on this site. Practice vocabulary by making flashcards. Write phrases rather than isolated words. Put grammatical features as well as meanings on the cards, i.e., feminine, present tense, etc. Keep the number of cards workable by putting aside those you’ve recited correctly five times in a row. Shuffle the pack frequently. Distribute your practice time. For example, it is better to study your cards for ten minutes at a stretch six different times than to study them for one hour straight. Practice speaking with a friend. KEEP UP WITH THE CLASSWORK. It is harder to catch up than to keep up. Neglect of work tends to “snowball.” In learning a foreign language the elementary blocks of information are the basis for all the rest of the material you will have to learn. NEVER be afraid to ask your teacher if you need help.