In this new post we are going to talk about the connectors of the speech and transitions in Spanish. In a language we link our sentences through connectors, with them we qualify our words and give a diversity of meanings to our speeches.
In this article you will learn what a connector and transitions are, why are them important, and you will have an infography of Spanish connectors list by levels that will help you to improve your written and oral expressions.
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What are connectors?
Connectors are words or set of words that help us to put ideas together in our speech, whether it is spoken or written.
Why are there important?
They are important because when we use them, we help our interlocutor to understand our message. Through them, nuances in our dialogue and intentions are expressed.
In addition, in oficial exams such as DELE or SIELE convectors are greatly valued in written or oral expression.
My students know that I am to be quite insistent with this topic. As a DELE examiner, I know what points is really valued in the exam, so that is why I encourage them to use connectors in their compositions since the very beginning, even if they are A1 Level.
Spanish connectors and DELE
In order to check what are you expected to used as a Spanish student, I will show you what Instituto Cervantes values in your speeches and compositions depending of the level.
To link groups of words with basic or simple connectors
To use more frequent connectors to link simple sentences, while telling stories or describing, using a simple list of items.
To link together a series of short, specific, and simple elements to create a connected, linear sequence.
To use a limited number of connection and transition mechanisms to link sentences together and create a clear and coherent speech.
To produce a clear, fluent and well structured speech
To create a coherent and connected context by making full and appropriate use of a variety of organizational criterions.
What spanish connectors are most common?
This is a good question, if you google “Spanish Connectors” you will see the infinity of them. You don’t need to learn all of them. You can start incorporating them little by little in your compositions and speeches.
- Use the connectors related to your level
- Train only one connector per week
- Employ them in your written and oral jobs
- Do exercises to review lower level connectors
With these four small steps you will incorporate them gradually.
You will be and expert communicator soon!
To help you, I have made an infography of Spanish Connectors list by levels, where you can find recommended connectors depending on your level. Remember there are many, but you can start with these.
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