Degrees and Certifications:
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from students and
- Do I give a lot of homework?
- Do I speak English in class?
- Why do you talk to the students only in Spanish?
- What is your e-mail address?
- Is help available outside of classtime?
- How is homework announced?
- I don't know Spanish. How can I help my child?
- Will you be at Back-to-School Night?
I do sometimes give homework but it will usually not take more than 5 minutes to complete. It's usually not a lot, but
you do need to practice what we did in class that day by doing your homework assignment if it is assisgned and should study and review your class notes regularly to get good grades in Spanish.
Most of the class is taught in Spanish. Students are encouraged
to try to speak and ask questions in Spanish. During the begining
of the year, students will be allowed to use English to
express certain concerns or ask questions they may have after they
have raised their hands and asked permission to do so. Towards the
middle and remainder of the year, the class will be conducted solely
Why do you talk to the students only in Spanish?
The immersion experience is effective. Students are able to
practice talking in Spanish exclusively and they gain confidence
communicating with each other and possibly a native speaker.
Is help available outside of classtime?
Only by appointment.
It is written in Spanish on the board during the 'Haz ahora' [Do
Listed on my Schoolwires Webpage under 'tarea'
I don't know Spanish. How can I help my child?
Daily review of your child's agenda is a good place to start.
Even if there is no homework, ask to see their notes, make
flashcards with them showing pictures on one side and the Spanish
word on the other, invest in a Spanish-English dictionary for school and
home. Above all else, show enthusiasm for the language. Take an
interest in what they are learning in Spanish and encourage them
to help you learn some things they learned that day. It will mean a
lot more to them than you think and will give your child a valuable
opportunity to practice what they have have been taught.
Will you be at Back-to-School Night?
Yes and I look forward to meeting with you!!