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Instructors have provided the following information to generally describe what to expect in their classes.


Teaching style
I teach using a variety of methods that focus on communication, from oral and written exercises to games and listening activities. Spanish is used in class 90-100% of the time. Students work as a class and in smaller groups.

Homework, participation and attendance

  • Homework=15%
  • Participation and Attendance=10%
  • Vocabulary and Culture project=5%
  • Journals=5%

Tests and quizzes

  • Chapter Tests= 20%
  • Final Exam= 5%
  • Oral Exams=30%
  • Quizzes = 10%

Background and other interests
I hold an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in Foreign Language Education from Gannon University. I am a full-time elementary school Spanish teacher and enjoy translating and writing in my free time.