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Spanish I

Pasadena (WK)

  • 1 hour
  • 525 US dollars
  • Pasadena

Service Description

2x per week: Mondays, 1-2pm and Wednesdays; 12:45-1:45pm. (when you book on the calendar it will say 12:30 but the class begins at 12:45. Location: Pasadena (KS & WK) Cost: $525 Instructor: Suzanne Smith I'm moving from a traditional, grammar-based instruction toward the 'comprehensible input' model that is now being used in many school districts around the country. This involves giving students a great deal of input in Spanish using words, pictures, charades, and other vehicles for communicating. Ongoing research shows that students may struggle at first, but that learning via input -- the way that babies learn language -- is a much more effective way to get them speaking and reading. Grammar is taught as it arises in natural conversation, but the emphasis is on speaking and writing in a way that is comprehensible to others. I plan to use elements of the SOMOS curriculum in conjunction with elements of the UC Scout Spanish 1 curriculum that I encountered last year. In my experience, a little work every day in Spanish will lead to faster acquisition than doing assignments in spurts. For that reason, I may also assign work from an online program like Duolingo or Conjuguemos to give more authentic input and opportunities to learn. About the instructor: Suzanne Smith (she/her) I've been teaching and tutoring formally for about four years at Urban Homeschoolers and on an independent basis. I specialize in teaching Spanish, but I've also taught and tutored English and history (US, Latin American, and Los Angeles history and culture). I have a BA in History and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University, and a MA in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin. I began studying Spanish in 7th grade and continued studying, reading, and writing all through high school, college, and graduate school. I've studied in Mexico and Spain and used Spanish in a professional capacity in various jobs.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your booking for a full refund, you must cancel no later than 30 days before the start date of the offering. All bookings are fully transferable at any time. You must email us with the name and contact information of your transferee. Our offerings take place rain or shine. We do not cancel or refund for inclement weather. We do not offer refunds for COVID-related issues.

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