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 create engaging resources to spice up the World Language classroom 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