In High School these days, it is required to learn a second language to have the proper amount of credits. In some cases Spanish is the only course offered, or sometimes it looks easy to your teen. Whatever the reason, now they need to have that credit to graduate, and the question remains: Will they be able to learn Spanish in high school?
If you had the opportunity to take Spanish in school, or possibly you know a couple of people who did, either of you probablyembers very much more than personal greetings, or simple questions such as where the tax stand? "I would be surprised , if you did. The unfortunate truth of this matter is that even if one were to participate in all available Spanish courses in school, chances are you would never use them beyond that, and your skills would have always been lost. that goes along when a second language is REQUIRED.
Fluent Spanish in high school is not an impossibility. There are a lot of factors to successful learning, the teacher must be highly motivated and be able to create motivation in the student, the curriculum must be interesting and entertaining, remember being bored out of your skull in class, and exposure to the language in real world situations, ask your pupil to translate for you, it gives a reason to continue when a skill becomes useful. Also, this will give the student real experience in proper grammar use, vocabulary skills, and practice in sentence structure.
If a new language is really desired by your teen, and they want to increase their chances at achieving their goals, they must honestly study and retain what they study, being a translator that requires the person think in both English and Spanish, at the same time often. The goals of the student must be considered also, if a curriculum that is best suited for the student is to be found, when this is done, the pupil will be more likely to attain their goals, and eventually go on from there.
Perhaps the largest problem in leaning Spanish comes after the learning is done. Unfortunately, more often than not, when graduation is achieved, the learner never speaks the language again. This creates the necessity for the exposure to the Hispanic communities. If this is done contacts will be made, and friends created. So your student will speak fluent Spanish for the rest of their lives!