I am Jennifer de Lima, the founder of Immersion Island language immersion camps in Chapel Hill, NC. I have been teaching middle school students high-school level Spanish in Chapel Hill for 11 years. My international experience includes living and working in Mexico and Brazil and travel to other parts of Latin America and Europe.
I am firm believer that we must live the language to learn it. The immersion experience is optimal. In the classroom, activities must be fun, engaging and meaningful. If I make it fun and engaging the students will want to continue to learn Spanish!! If not, my opportunity is lost!! I use a lot of variety and always keep the affective filter low so that students want to use what they know!! We sing, dance and laugh a lot in our language learning!!
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BA Spanish Language and Literature, University of California, Irvine. Graduate course work in ESL
Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Certified Medical Interpreter. Sharing the love of language in the middle school classroom and in immersion camps. See http://immersionisland.org