Currently I teach German 1 and Spanish 1 to 8th graders. However, I also have experience in German 2, Spanish 2, and ESL. Visit my website, Teaching Comprehensibly, to learn more about me and my teaching.
I am an input-based world language teacher. In everything I do, I attempt to provide my students with input that is comprehensible and compelling so that all my students may be successful in their acquisition. Read more about that here. Furthermore, I aim to foster an enjoyable classroom environment where students are safely able to take the first steps to expanding their worldviews and gaining cultural competence.
It is an honor everyday to bring my students in suburban America to a greater understanding of the other cultures and languages. That responsibility is an honor and reward in itself.
In college I majored in German and Spanish w/ K-12 Teaching Certification, and I minored in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also have an intermediate-proficiency in French, having taken it to the 300-level in college.
My experience abroad includes a semester in Munich, Germany and a semester in Granada, Spain. Besides those major sojourns, I have visited numerous other countries and cities in Europe, particularly where my target languages are spoken.