Zaida and Arianne have been high school Spanish teachers for a combination of over 35 years! We have experience teaching levels 1-5 but the majority of our materials are focused on levels 3-5 or intermediate learners.
We search to create lessons that ignite student interest with compelling and comprehensible input that highlight cultural connections.
Arianne has presented at several conferences such as iFLT, FLENJ, NECTFL and MAFLA. Her session at FLENJ 2017 titled, "10 Reasons I LOVE to Teach with TPRS Novels" was voted best of FLENJ. Arianne was also invited to be the guest blogger at iFLT17! See her posts here: https://discoveringci.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/are-you-suffering-from-iflt17-fomo/ She loved the experience so much she will be back blogging again in 2018! Arianne is a mentor teacher for FLENJ and ACTFL.
Arianne loves to learn! She has a BA in Spanish literature and Psychology with a minor in International Studies. Soon after graduating she went back to obtain her MA in Spanish literature and MAT in Italian. She has spent a semester in Sevilla, Spain, a summer in Guadalajara, Mexico and a summer in Urbino, Italy. Her passion is to travel to Spanish-speaking countries with her three boys and her husband. Zaida has a BA in Spanish literature. Her family is from El Salvador. Arianne and Zaida continue to learn and grow through their Professional Learning Network and professional development opportunities.
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