¡Bienvenidos to Spanish class!
Being bilingual will provide you with many wonderful opportunities, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (and the easiest to learn). The goal for this class is to build the students vocabulary, and participate in short conversations, students in this class will be acquiring a second language. Acquired proficiency come from our unconscious internal mental representation of the language, a linguistic system we build in our minds, and not from learned facts, lists, and formulae.
The class will be conducted 90 % of the time in Spanish, there are two main reasons for this, TN World Language standards and because learning a second language is better accomplished by immersion. Every child has the opportunity to be successful in our classroom since this class is very different from the traditional classroom please come to class prepared and willing to participate and listen.
Spanish 1 Honors will be credit as a High school class, and will count towards the graduation requirements, so this opportunity will give the student the advantage of getting a head start in the second language acquisition. Students in Honors class will be able to participate in the National Spanish Examinations, (The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools), which will give the students the opportunity to earn scholarships thru the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
I am looking forward to a great year of Spanish!
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master in Arts of Teaching.
Experience: Two years in the Bilingual Optional school at Shelby County Schools, this is my sixth year at BLMS.