Welcome Fall 2011 Class!
I am so psyched to be teaching this class again. Day one is a chance for us to get to know each other, your needs in this class, and learn some Spanish right quick-super rapido. Each of you come with unique experiences in relation to the language and the cultures of Spanish speaking communities. We will have short, and I mean short mini lectures so you can work in pairs to practice dialogues. I will speak in Spanish as much as possible to give you as much understandable input as I can. Remember (?) how you or your children learned their first language? A baby-child listened for a year before starting to speak in understandable words and phrases. We will accelerate this process with you, but not too fast. I will expect you to verbally practice immediately, in class and at home. There is an opportunity for online homework, in class practice and independent study. Every Monday evening will be a great one. Our final exam will be a dinner out with first language Spanish speakers. Bienvenidos todos.