Twitter/relationships activity, just in time for Valentine’s
A while back, a hashtag hit the trending topics on Twitter in Mexico: #quierounnovioque. I used the program Archivist to save the tweets and export them to an Excel file. I often do this if the teaching value of a particular trending topic hits me. In this case, the tweets were full of subjunctive used because of an indefinite antecedent. (By the way, no, we do not talk about them that way in class- but you and I are language nerds, right?)
In my Spanish 3 class we are just starting a unit that includes how to influence people, and with Valentine’s so near I resurrected this trending topic to create an activity for them.
In this activity, I am not yet asking my students to produce this structure. So, I put it for them. We are using the tweets to talk about the person’s wants in a relationship and then the prompt to talk about the students’ own wants in a relationship.
I mined and cleaned up forty of these tweets. Feel free to use them to create your own level-appropriate Valentine activity.
Foto credit: Mario Inoportuno