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MI Teacher Certification Test

Hola mis amigos,

Me llamo Mateo y en el 12 de Julio tengo que tomar un examen de español para ser un maestro de colegio.

Pero, no voy a ensenar español. Es extraño. Vas, en Michigan para ser un maestro, tienes una especilazacion (para mi: tecnología industria) y una subespecilazacion completamente diferente. Elegí español aunque no ha sido mi fuerza.

He oído que el examen es muy difícil. No ha sido a un país hispanohablante y no me considero bilingue. Pero tengo horas en la clase, y horas en duolingo.

Voy a cumplir mi árbol manana, escribir diarios en lang-8, y tratar a hablar con otras pero sera' muy difícil.

Tienes mas recomendaciones? Has tomado el examen? Voy a escribir sobre el examen y el affecto que duolingo tenia.

Gracias Mucho

------okay, so my spanish is choppy, I get impatient with typing accents, I'm sorry I just haven't found a way that I like to do it...I'd rather get in the "flow" (if you have recomendations that work without interrupting "flow" do share) and right now I'm too tired to correct everything, but figured sharing it would be better than nothing.

Below is the English translation of my Spanish attempt from above. Don't worry, actually putting my minor to use as a Spanish teacher is not a goal of mine....passing the test so I can get Industrial Tech. certified is.

My name is Matthew and on July 12 I have to take a Spanish Exam to be a high school teacher.

But I am not going to teach Spanish. It's strange. In Michigan, in order to be a teacher, you have a major (for me: industrial technology) and a completely different minor. I chose Spanish although it is not my strength.

I have heard that the exam is very hard. I have not been to a spanish speaking country and do not consider myself bilingual. But I have hours in the classroom and on duolingo.

I am going to complete my tree tomorrow, write entries on lang-8, and try to talk with others but it will be difficult.

Do you have more recomendations? Have you taken the exam? I will write about the exam and the effect duolingo had.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

wow, for a moment I believed that a was reading one spanish speaker. your spanish write very well, just need practice more when and how accentuate words. But you do it very well. Lucky! when you do your exam.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

some tips for accentuate.

when a verb ends in "ia", "ian", "iamos" always put an accent on the "i" = " ía " example: Yo corría. Él comía. Nosotros reiríamos.

when a verb ends in "re" or "ra", always put an accent on the "vowel" = " ré" or "rá" example: Ella correrá. Yo la amaré siempre.

if I remember more. I gonna place it here. Learn to accentuate is very hard, even to me n.n

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/13bimic
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Btw shouldn't it be "será muy difícil" instead of "seré"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiomateo

Si esta' correcto. Yo lo corregi'. Gracias.

4 years ago

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de nada

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

past verbs for third singular person, always ends in "o", and always you must accentuate.

Él bailó. Ella me mató. Él la besó.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiomateo

Gracias sen~or. No me gusta escribir acentos en la computadora pero son necesario y importante, y muchas veces sin la computadora, aun tengo problemas. Su consejo es una ayuda.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

I know, it is tired use them. But well.... Never do this "y importante" you can't write " Y + word that start with "i" ", you must write "e importante", sustituir la "Y" por una "E". Yo espero no le molesten estas correcciones, para eso estamos todos en Duloingo, ayudar a otros c:

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiomateo

Estoy de acuerdo! Doy bienvenidas a las correcciones!

4 years ago

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OMG! I can't believe I read that whole post in Spanish and understood it. Wowww Duolingo is really working wonders. Anyway, good luck on the test mate. I've never taking a language proficiency test but I do want to take this Japanese proficiency test in December, that's if I register before the end of the summer but I don't know how much I can learn by August to feel confident in taking the test in December. I know a lot of kanji and just a few grammar rules but I believe I'm far from even beginning level 1 proficient in Japanese LoL

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/disneybecca

Are there listening and/or speaking components to this exam? If so, I would make sure to practice those skills, as those are areas that are not focused on in Duolingo. My favorite way to practice listening is by watching Spanish tv. I personally love the telenovelas. If you're interested in them, you can find tons on Hulu. I would recommend La Tempestad or Que Bonito Amor. For speaking, find native speakers to practice with that are willing to help and correct you. If you don't know any, you can find some on Verbling or italki.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiomateo

No ha oído sobre Verbling o itakli, Gracias! Y si, Hay secciones de escuchar en el examen. Gracias por las recomendaciones de las programas. I have not heard of Verbling or itakli, Thank you! and yes there are listening sections on the exam. Thanks for the television recommendations.

Listening Comprehension 15% Reading Comprehension15% Language Structures and Comparisons 15% Cultural Understanding Comparisons and Connections 15% Language Aquisition, Instruction, and Assessment 20% Writing 20%

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/disneybecca

De nada! Podcasts can also help with listening comprehension. My current favorite is Nómadas. Each week they produce an hour long show where they discuss everything about one city or country around the world - the people, the culture, the geography, etc.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiomateo

Gracias! Lo Voy a investigar y te voy a decir que pienso. Thank! I'll look into it and let you know what I think.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam_A_123

you might want to try memrise for vocabulary (just be sure to check for errors). You should also check out their app in addition to their website.

4 years ago