25 years of teaching Spanish at the MS and HS level. I use Spanish while staying for durations in México, Costa Rica, Perú and Ecuador, as well as with wonderful Hispanic-Americans in my own area.
It's all about interacting and getting the students speaking the target language in meaningful ways that will transfer to real life scenarios. Grammar concepts and the retaining of vocab are stressed, too. My students have atleast 4-7 transitions per period. Each day, my lessons consist of speaking, listening, reading, and writing the language!
My classes are always above capacity. The best moments are when former students contact me from Spanish speaking countries with their excitement and photos!
BS in Secondary Education: Special Education, Spanish and English Masters in Teaching
Me encantan mucho mi familia, mi iglesia, y el chocolate.