Grammar assignments overview
With the SpanishDict Classrooms feature, you can assign two types of assignments to students: vocabulary quizzes and grammar lessons. For information about our vocabulary quizzes, please see this article: Vocabulary Assignments Overview
Our interactive video-based grammar lessons are categorized by topic (aka "skill"). Each skill contains multiple lessons, some of which focus on teaching and practicing elements of the topic and others that offer a review based on previous lessons in the skill.
After a student opens a grammar assignment, they will need to click the "Get Started" button.
It's important to note that SpanishDict does not save partial progress on grammar lessons. If a student exits a lesson before completing it, they will have to start from the beginning when they come back to the lesson.
Explainer videos guide students through the details of a specific grammar concept. A transcript of the video will appear in large font directly beneath the video player.
Some grammar lessons contain explainer videos, and some lessons do not. If you assign a lesson that does not have explainer videos (e.g., Verbs Like Gustar), students can click the page icon in the top right corner of the lesson to see a written explanation of the topic.
Each lesson will show a monologue or conversation with native Spanish speakers, accompanied by practice exercises that may offer multiple choice options or require students to type an answer. Students can move their mouse over the video player to pause or replay the video or start it at certain points. They can also hover their mouse over parts of the written transcript to see English translations.
If students need extra help with the grammar topic, they can click the page icon in the top right corner.
This will open the grammar overview article in the sidebar.
Students can also click the gear icon in the top right corner to open the settings options for the lessons.
If students would like to exit a lesson, they can click the X in the top left corner. However, their progress will not be saved, and they would need to start from the beginning they next time they start the lesson.
A grammar assignment will only be marked complete if a student finishes the full lesson in one sitting.
If students answer any questions incorrectly during the lesson, they will be required to repeat them at the end in order for the lesson to be marked complete. They may then see a page that indicates their streak on the site (number of consecutive days that they've answered at least one vocabulary or grammar question in a quiz).
After clicking "Continue", they will also be asked to rate the lesson.
They will also see a page about upgrading to a paid subscription to remove ads from the site. They can wait for the timer to count down and then click "Continue".
Once they see the "Assignment Complete!" page, they will know that their assignment was saved as complete, and they can click "View all assignments" to return to their assignments dashboard page.
The assignments dashboard shows all of a student's vocabulary and grammar assignments, along with whether their statuses are completed, in progress, in progress (late), unstarted, or unstarted (late).
This page can also be reached by clicking "Classrooms" in the banner at the top of the page and selecting a class. Students can then click the blue title of an assignment to start the quiz or lesson.
Students also have the option of clicking "Grammar" at the top of the page. That page will show any grammar assignments that they have, and they can click the title to start the assignment. If they scroll down on the page or use the search bar, they can access lessons and reference articles for other topics.