What makes Barcelona a popular place to visit?

How does Barcelona compare to other vacation destinations?

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Here are some tips and suggestions to implement the assessments.

Prep:

  • Download and print the assessments you want to use from the main unit page.
  • Optional: Include a rubric on the back.

Step 1: Proficiency Goal

Show the rubric and/or give them one. Remind them of their proficiency goal on the rubric and what it takes to get it.

Ask them to circle their proficiency goal on the rubric or on the top of their assessment when they get it.

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Step 2: Assessments

Have them remove all resources.

Give them the assessment (download on main unit page). Go over any parts of it that you want to clarify.

Remind students to think/plan what they will want to include. Use the lines under the scenario or another paper. 

Let them shine!

INTERPERSONAL SPEAKING ASSESSMENT

This is an interpersonal assessment for you to do with each student. These take time to get through each student; however, a conversation is an important skill to experience. Aka – It’s worth the time! Read more: Tips for doing an interpersonal assessment.

Make a sign up sheet and let students sign up. You may want to do this the day before the assessment. A general rule is each student may take 5 minutes (start to finish). You can adjust that and you may want to use a timer.

Set yourself up in one area. Have plenty of rubrics, a pen, list of possible questions, a timer, and any other props you want.

Make an “on deck” place so the next person is ready to go. Put the menu on the wall there so they can look at it before they get to you (In this situation in real life, they wouldn’t have long to look at the menu). Also put the sign up list for them to tell the next person when they need to come “on deck.” This keeps the flow going.

On the day: Show them the prompt. If you want to give them a copy, it is in the unit download on the main unit page.

Your role: LOCAL TAXI DRIVER

Their role: TRAVELER VISITING BARCELONA

Set up: You may want to put chairs to resemble a car. You sit up front and the get in the back. 

Fun props: a driver’s hat, a rearview mirror, etc.

 Plan your questions to fit the scenario: 

Good morning! How are you? Beautiful weather today, isn’t it? 

Where would you like to go today? Ahh… of course. That is a popular spot. You must be on vacation. Where are you from?

What do you think of Barcelona?

What other plans do you have while you are here?

How does Barcelona compare to your city?

(PROBLEM) OH NO… traffic is horrible right now. It’s going to take at least an hour to get to X destination. Do you want to go somewhere else first?

Do you have any questions for me? I love to help people explore my city! 

We are here! The Maria says you owe me 26 euros. 

Have a great day!  

Assess with the proficiency rubric while they are speaking with you. Continue asking more questions until time is up or until you have a good feel how they are responding (words, phrases, simple sentences, paragraphs). Remember, it is important YOU ask open-ended questions so they have room to really show what they can do. Some simple questions will  only get simple answers and that’s ok! 

 

PRESENTATIONAL WRITING ASSESSMENT:

 

Show the assessment scenario OR give students a copy of the assessment page.

Read through the scenario with them. They will be writing the message to Fernanda. Encourage them to aim for their top proficiency level, take some risks, get creative, and ask a few questions! 

 Assess with the proficiency rubric. 

 

Reflection: Essential Question

Show the essential questions and have them reflect using resources from the Reflection Day page.

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