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. In fact her session at FLENJ 2017 titled, "10 Reasons I LOVE to Teach with TPRS Novels" was voted best of FLENJ. In November 2019, Arianne will be presenting 2 sessions at ACTFL! Arianne was also invited to be the guest blogger at iFLT17, iFLT 18 and again at iFLT19! See her posts here: https://discoveringci.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/are-you-suffering-from-iflt17-fomo/ Arianne is a mentor teacher for FLENJ and ACTFL where she is happy to share her passion for world language teaching! In 2018-19 school year, Arianne won TOY at her high school!
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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