I've been teaching high school Spanish in NJ for over 13 years. Before that, I spent time teaching English in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain to children, teens, and adults.
I like to have my students use most of their class time engaged in communicative activities where they are actually using the language to express and communicate ideas. They are up and moving around frequently using lots of manipulatives and hands on activities.
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B.A. Spanish, M.A Spanish Translation
I usually spend my summers somewhere in Latin America / Spain. My favorite spot at the moment is Guatemala where I've spent time over the last 6 years building houses in very poor, rural areas. Funds earned here support the organization that coordinates this mission.