3 thoughts on “Introducing Verb Conjugation

  1. Beth says:

    Have you ever seen Pam Kaatz’ verb wall? It’s a color-coded map to conjugation that allows students to see the big picture of all the tenses as well as the details of conjugation. I went to one of her workshops many years ago, and have never looked back! Her site: http://verbwall.com/

  2. Liz says:

    I love how you introduce verb conjugation (I’m giving it a try in my class). However, how do you throw in the -imos without confusing them? And how to explain to them when to use it since they are starting with the 3rd person singular form?

    • Martina Bex says:

      To start with, just tell them that some verbs end in -amos, some in -emos, and some in -imos. Pay attention to the ‘mos’ to get the meaning, and they will eventually get the feel for which goes with which. I teach conjugation at some point down the road, but only after they are comfortable doing it ‘organically’. It makes more sense then. Starting with the third person singular form doesn’t mess them up at all, because to them it’s all vocabulary. Just tell them that vive means he lives and vivimos means we live. They get it!!

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