la clase de españoL
con Señora Johnson
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."
~ Nelson Mandela
Language acquisition and proficiency
This is a proficiency-based class. Proficiency means internalizing the language, not just memorizing vocabulary and grammar points. Gaining proficiency levels means being able to communicate messages more effectively. We are more focused on acquiring the language (unconsciously going through the process of understanding and communicating through social interaction) as opposed to learning the language (consciously learning language structure and vocabulary). Our goal is to end Spanish 1 at the Novice-Mid level.
BENEFITS OF LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE
I am originally from the Bay Area, California but spent a great portion of my adult life living in Brooklyn, New York. I began teaching in 2008 at a bilingual transitional high school for Latino newcomers. I absolutely loved working with my students as they had the opportunity to learn Global history in their native language, Spanish, within my classroom. I taught a combination of Humanities (Global History and native language arts Spanish) and Spanish Native Language Arts to ninth and tenth graders at the same school until I moved to Houston, TX nine years later. Upon relocating to Houston, I worked as a 2nd grade dual language (Spanish) teacher for all subjects at a dual language charter school. I love language learning and language education and believe children, as well as adults, are capable of language learning if placed in the proper context.
Phone: 713-814-7200 (x7284)
Materials needed for class:
Folder (for collection of papers distributed)
Materials suggested for class:
Loose leaf composition paper
Pack of glue sticks
Donations for classroom (not mandatory but freely welcomed):
School, Classroom and Foreign Language Learning Resources
Link to Syllabus Found Below
Google Classroom (for class, homework and project assignments)
Remind (communication tool for students and parents)
Please text the following codes according to your (your child’s) schedule to the #81010
Período 1 - @profeaj1