A trip to a Mexican restaurant resulted in students learning Spanish through real world experiences.
“[We] came here to order in Spanish, it’s like a field trip for us to talk with other people,” Brittanie Winfield, 15, said.
In Austin, Texas, high school students from three schools went to the El Mariachi restaurant to order food and practice Spanish speaking skills. Brittanie said her Spanish needs improvement, but she understood most conversations if the words were spoken slowly.
Foreign exchange student Nathalia Cortes is from Colombia. She was not in the Spanish class, as she is a native speaker. Still, she was invited along for the trip. She said using the language is good for the students.
“It’s good for them to practice,” she said. “They need to speak in Spanish.”
“It was funny; they were asking me questions, ‘How do I say this, how do I say that?” she laughed. “They did pretty well.”