I just took the final exam. Well, the final exam is really just an assessment exam that tells you whether or not you will be able to move up to the next level. Like I mentioned earlier, it is all about feeling out how things work, except that I found out today that we had this exam. I was just getting adjusted to my class' operation. I had been in the class for a little over one week. I realized that there is a difference between just having words that are unknown, but are necessary to understand the whole idea, and words in questions that require the student to think, but are feasible. I guess it is good for the student to not know the material entirely sometimes.
Que pasa! It is the end of my second week in Quito, and it has been quite an experience so far. I´m learning a lot of Spanish. In class this week, with my new teacher (we switch teachers every week) we did irregular verbs and I leaned a bunch more vocabulary. For the first two hours of class we did worksheets and practiced the irregular verbs. Then for the beginning of the second half of class we did activities or games using the irregular verbs and vocab for practice. For the last hour of class we would have group discussion in Spanish. These were very helpful because I could use the vocab I learned and incorporate it into the discussions.