I taught high school French and/or Spanish for nine years and am certified in both languages in Massachusetts and New York. I'm currently home with my kids and am raising them bilingually. In my free time, I tutor/teach adult classes at a language center and teach pre-schoolers in my home.
I am a big believer in active learning. The more fun and interesting the lessons, the more the students get involved and the more language they learn.
* One of sixteen teachers selected from across the country for a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to travel and study in Mexico for a month * Recipient of a high school education grant to create a foreign language library for our department
* Wellesley College - B.A. French, minor in Education, semester abroad in Paris, studying at Jussieu and with NYU program * Harvard - Continuing Education class in Spanish * Middlebury College - M.A. in Spanish * Fulbright-Hays Scholar - traveled around Mexico for a month, studying the language, culture and people
While raising my two kids bilingually, I have watched the language learning process first-hand. Learning a language should be a fun, natural activity, not just a bunch of flashcards and verb charts. I strive to make every product fun for students and teachers, while using the target language as much as possible. Logo, quote box, and header designs done by A Little Piece of Africa. www.facebook.com/A-Little-Piece-of-Africa.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Other (World Language), EFL - ESL - ELD, Foreign Languages, Other, Geography, Portuguese, Business, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, en Français, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year