Rejoinders in Foreign Language


By |2017-10-27T15:02:44-06:00October 27th, 2017|

Rejoinders may be one of the most important practical vocabulary items we teach students. As we use the target language in our classrooms we model rejoinders and we encourage students to use them because they are so helpful in keeping a conversation going. Using a rejoinder is an easy [...]


By |2017-10-11T13:22:17-06:00September 19th, 2012|

In my Spanish classes one of the most useful and wonderful phrases that the students have acquired so far is lo siento (I'm sorry). Lo siento has to be high frequency, particularly for a novice level speaker in a foreign country. I know I was always saying it when I [...]

Rejoinders #3

By |2017-06-27T16:39:22-06:00October 27th, 2011|

Here is a question about encouraging students to use rejoinders in the classroom by a colleague that has begun using them this year.  It is a good one, because we all lose steam every so often and because he seems to sense that using rejoinders is important for building [...]

Rejoinders #1

By |2017-10-11T13:22:20-06:00October 12th, 2011|

One of the most helpful ideas for my students in last couple of years is encouraging the use of rejoinders. Rejoinders are short sayings that help to keep a conversation going. We have all heard conversations like this. At first it may seem like an equal conversation, but after [...]

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