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Report back on first meetup, and plans for Sunday October 14th 2018 and beyond

Started by Nedjo Rogers in Salt Spring Island Spanish conversation meetup October 13, 2018 6:41 AM

Hi all/Hola tod@s,

La primera reunión fue muy exitosa / The first meetup went great!

Asistieron doce personas de distintas niveles de conocimiento del idioma. / We had 12 people out. Varying levels of Spanish. Lots of good ideas and discussion. We did a warmup/icebreaker activity (bingo to find people who answered yes to, for example, Tienes hijos?). We also did a round where each person says how their day/week was and others ask questions. At the end we did a quick run through of a song, "De Colores".

Al final realizamos una breve evaluación. / We did a brief evaluation at the end. Comments included (at least, the ones I from my messy notes that I can read!):

  • Buen comienzo.
  • Bingo was fun.
  • Would like to learn verbos en el pasado.
  • Appreciate other participants offering corrections.
  • Some beginners found it hard to follow some of the group conversation. Would be good to have some streamed activities for people at different levels.

We'll try a few things out the next couple of meetups including small group work and a Spanish language board game, "Preguntados". Feel free to share ideas and suggestions as comments on this post.

The full list of meetups we've booked is:

  • Oct 14, 7-9 pm
  • Oct 21, 7-9 pm
  • Nov 4, 3-5 pm
  • Nov 18, 3-5 pm
  • Dec 2, 3-5 pm
  • Dec 16, 3-5 pm
  • Jan 13 2019, 2019, 3-5 pm (Jan 6 was not available, but may be later, in which case we could consider switching this, but only if we haven't already advertised it. Maybe we should only advertise through December for now?)
  • Jan 20, 2019, 3-5 pm

Nos vemos el día domingo / See you Sunday!