Bienvenidos a la clase de español

Bienvenidos a la clase de Español!  Welcome to Spanish!  My name is Mrs. Nielsen. I love Spanish, having learned to speak it in Argentina when I was an exchange student. I studied it in high school and college, getting my degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education with a minor in Spanish. I have been an educator for 35 years.  Twelve of those years I taught Conversational Spanish at Joliet Junior College.
Spanish is everywhere: on labels, directions, billboards, TV, radio, YouTube.  It is projected that by 2020 there will be about 43 million Spanish-speaking in the United States.  It will be a great advantage to be bilingual.