Bienvenida o bienvenida my dear beginner…
¿What is it better? ¿To be able to talk with extremately fluency despite making mistakes word after word or to have an extremely accuracy in your Spanish but making pauses after 3 o 4 words?
In this podcast we are going to talk about fluency vs. accuracy, two aspects that you need to take into account in your learning process.
As a teacher, I prepare lessons that are focused on accuracy, for example formal exercises in which we focuse on the structure of any grammar exponent; and others that are focused on fluency, for example exersises in which you are inmersed in any role-play situation and you must acomplish some communicative goals.
Also, in my first trial lesson I talk about corrections. I ask to my student if he prefers to be corrected constantly, how he wants to be corrected, when and what.
I also explain him that there will be moments in which we will just focused on accuracy and I will need to correct him constantly and there will be other moments in which we will focused on fluency and I will write down his mistakes but I will not interreput him during his production.
Of course the mistakes that he makes will be corrected later, when he finishes his exercice.
So, my dear beginner, if your Spanish teacher forgot to ask you how you want to be corrected, explain your objectives and how you want to do it. I’m pretty sure that he will explain you that during his lessons he will need to focuse sometimes on fluency and other times on accuracy.