Step 1: Review your notes from last year. The three parts of speech we focused on were nouns, adjectives, and verbs. How do you recognize a noun in Spanish? How are adjectives different in Spanish from how they are in English (hint: does it matter who or what you're talking about?)? How do you recognize a verb in Spanish? What is conjugation? If you're having trouble with these questions, email me!
Step 2: Practice what you already know.
--Have short conversations with your friends. You know how to ask and answer questions like "how are you?" and "what is your name?" The more you practice on your own, the easier it will be to answer these questions in class.
--We spent a lot of time learning foods last year. Go around your kitchen once a day and try to name at least 5 of the foods you see in Spanish. Pick different foods each day.
--Try watching the news for 5-10 minutes on telemundo. The newscasters speak very quickly, but you might be able to pick up a few words here and there!
--Sign up for duolingo and do some of the lessons on Basics and Phrases. (visit duolingo.com or use the app on your tablet/smartphone)