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Spanish Phrases for Teachers

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I am a Junior High Science Teacher in a school where over 50% of my students speak Spanish, and most of those students are English Language Learners. Although both my parents spoke Spanish, I took several courses in college, and I've completed my Duolingo tree, I still struggle using Spanish in a school situation. To help me and other teachers out there, I wanted to put together a list of common phrases.

<h1>Welcoming a New Student</h1>
  • Welcome to our class = ¡Bienvenidos a nuestra clase!
  • Here is your desk = Aquí está tu escritorio.
  • Please sit down = Siéntate, por favor.
  • He will help you = Te ayudará
  • Do you need a pencil? = ¿Necesitas un lápiz?
<h1>Common Commands</h1>
  • Do your work = Haz tu trabajo
  • Hand in your paper = Entrega tu hoja
  • Take your paper = Toma tu hoja
  • Go to class = Ve a clase
  • Sit down = Siéntate
  • Go to the office = Ve a la oficina
  • Clean up = Limpia
  • Please stop talking = Deja de conversar, por favor
  • Follow directions = Sigue las instrucciones
<h1>Praise</h1>
  • You're working hard! = ¡Estás trabajando muy duro!
  • Keep up the good work = ¡Continúa con el buen trabajo!
  • I am proud of you = ¡Estoy orgulloso / orgullosa de ti!
<h1>Help</h1>
  • Do you need help? = Necesitas ayuda?
  • Try this one again = Intenta esto otra vez
  • Keep trying = Sigue intentando
  • Do you understand? = ¿Entiendes?
<h1>Parent Teacher Conferences</h1>
  • Nice to meet you. = Mucho gusto
  • I am his science teacher = Yo soy su profesor de ciencias
  • She needs to retake this quiz = Ella tiene que tomar esta prueba otra vez
  • He is a good student = Él es un buen estudiante
  • She helps others = Ella ayuda a los compañeros
  • He is a hard worker = Él es un trabajador duro
  • She is very smart = Ella es muy inteligente
<h1>Your Help</h1>

I would love your help correcting my translations and coming up with other common phrases for teachers.

July 7, 2015

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<h1>Other phrases I need help translating:</h1>

1. In my class there is typically no homework, but we occasionally have projects that need to be done at home. If you need help getting materials, you can talk to me. En mi clase, no hay tarea, pero hay tres projectos con trabajo en la casa. Si ustedes necesitan ayuda con materiales pueden hablar con mi.

2. We have a daily quiz. Tenemos una prueba cada dia.

3. If students do not pass the quiz, Skyward marks the quiz as missing and gives the students a zero. Si los estudiantes no pasan la pueba, Skyward los dan un zero.

4. Students can retake quizzes and tests for full credit three times. Los estudiantes puedan tomar las pruebas tres veces.

5. I do not give unlimited retakes because I found students do not try to study before they retake it. No doy ilimitado intentos porque aprendí que los estudiantes no estudian antes de tomarlo.

July 7, 2015

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My corrections are below. I'm not a native speaker, but I'm pretty confident about all except for en casa vs en la casa, which I'm only about 75% on.

1. In my class there is typically no homework, but we occasionally have projects that need to be done at home. If you need help getting materials, you can talk to me. En mi clase, no hay tarea, pero hay tres proyectos con trabajo en casa. Si ustedes necesitan ayuda con materiales pueden hablar con mi (me pueden hablar or pueden hablar conmigo).

3. If students do not pass the quiz, Skyward marks the quiz as missing and gives the students a zero. Si los estudiantes no pasan la pueba, Skyward les dan un cero.

4. Students can retake quizzes and tests for full credit three times. Los estudiantes pueden tomar las pruebas tres veces.

5. I do not give unlimited retakes because I found students do not try to study before they retake it. No doy intentos ilimitados porque aprendí que los estudiantes no estudian antes de tomarlo.

July 7, 2015

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Looks like a useful list. A couple notes:

  • You accidentally left one untranslated above: "He will help you" = Te ayudará
  • You've got "Do you understand" on there twice.
July 7, 2015

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Thanks! I've fixed that mistake.

July 7, 2015
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