My friends and I are currently doing a Spanish 3 project about telenovela or soap opera. We came home and edited the our videos. We took time to reflect our old Spanish throughout the years. Some were interesting and some were not.
We went back to our first year Spanish projects which was a music video. At that time, we were all inexperienced with Spanish and video making. The Spanish mechanics were simply not there or the video-making abilities. There were mispronunciations everywhere and the the video quality was lackluster.
Fast forward one year, our Spanish projects had increased quality and our extra year of Spanish really came into play in the videos themselves. For example, I had a video project that was related to our day in the life. I was very surprised to see that I was able to do a 5 minute-plus video in Spanish with most of the grammar and pronunciation correct in one take without any major shutters. Another example, would be my Minecraft video project. This was very good because of the better video quality and the Spanish was on point as well.
Fast forward to today, where we are making our soap opera video project. It is amazing how far my fellow classmates and I have come in terms of Spanish. We are using complex conjugations and commands that no one would have thought about using in Spanish 1 as a freshman. It just goes to show that high school does change one over time.
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