davine (davine) wrote in poise,

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I felt the need to celebrate a little:

We just finished our first big micro-teach in my foreign language teaching methods class. For it, we must write lesson plans and teach them to our peers while being videotaped, acting as if they were our students. The micro-teaches are a HUGE portion of our grade.

I taught the class about family vocab: How to say mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, uncle, and the like in Spanish. They also learned about the royal family of Spain, and we played a game. It was fun and I felt it went well.

We were being evaluated by our peers, by our professor, and by another professor who spoke our language (the main professor is a French professor, so he couldn't evaluate our accents or grammar). We were supposed to visit this professor outside of class to talk to him about the way we spoke and some of the errors we may have made and such.

I went and talked to him last Friday, and apparently I made the fewest errors, all silly superficial ones, and his overall impression was that I was very fluent and I had a great accent! I was so excited. He even told me that he thought I was the most fluent of the Spanish speakers in our class.

HOORAY! It sounds like silly tooting of one's own horn, but it made me feel so good to know that. :)

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