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Learning Spanish with Mnemonics - Learning with what?...Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Feb 01

Pedro Urbina

Mnemonic devices are simple strategies that we use to memorize complex ideas. They can be words, phrases, rhymes, images, or songs. These tools make the learning process simple and fun.

Who doesn’t remember learning these strategies from elementary school?

Math: The almighty PEMDAS (Order of Operations: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction)

Science: Roy G. Biv (Light Spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)

Language Arts: i before e, except after c, or when sounding an “ay” as in 'neighbor' and “weigh”

Music: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. (musical notes: E, G, B, D, F)

As with English, Spanish has a good number of mnemonic devices that you can try with your Spanish classroom:

Science: Muchas Veces Te Miro Julieta, Sos Una Nena. (Mercurio, Venus, Tierra, Marte, Júpiter, Saturno, Urano, Neptuno)

Geography: GUSANICO PAHÓN (Los países centroamericanos: GUatemala, SAlvador, NIcaragua, COsta rica, PAnamá, HONduras)

Language Arts:

1) D-ión-ZA – La mayoría de los sustantivos femeninos: -ad y -ud (la comunidad; la actitud), -ión (la estación), -ez (la acidez), -a (la ventana)

2) LONERS – La mayoría de los sustantivos masculinos: -l (el panal), -o (el maestro), -n (excepto –ión; el botón), -e (el tigre), -r (el motor), -s (el marqués)

3) CaRoLiNa – Las únicas letras en español que se escriben doble: C, R, L, N

4) LuNeS – Cuando la “r” va detrás de L, N o S, se escribe “r” y no “rr”

5) SEGA – Para saber cuándo acentuar: Sobreesdrújula, Esdrújula, Grave, Aguda; escriba SEGA sobre cada sílaba de la palabra; el sonido fuerte dirá si lleva o no acento

6) Los hermanos Suveco y Vesuco – Orden de las oraciones interrogativas: SUjeto, VErbo, COmplemento (¿Juan come frutas?); VErbo, SUjeto, COmplemento (¿Come Juan frutas?) )

And to end our article with extra credit, let’s give thanks to the three masters of Greek tragedy: Euripides (Eurípedes), Sophocles (Sofocles) and Aeschylus (Esquilo):

¡Eurípedes, no te “Sófocles” que te Esquilo!

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Francis O'Reilly February 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM Reply
Hi, you might also look at Memorista (www.memorista.com) which carries hundreds of mnemonics for many languages including Spanish.

Cheers, Fran
Linda Berry March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM Reply
love the info, sure it will help the students remember!
Learning Spanish with mnemonics: Who doesn’t remember learning these strategies from elementary school? | Plaza Santillana March 7, 2012 at 10:52 PM Reply
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