Become conversant and work towards fluency in Spanish with this highly interactive class focused on speaking. Learn about different cultures of Spanish speaking countries.
Study with Señor Garcia has been a foreign language teacher for 25 years at a gifted international baccalaureate high school in Florida. He is the father of 3 daughters, holds a degree in Modern Languages and a Masters in Piano Performance from the Mames College of Music in NY. He is originally from Colombia. His language instructional approach is TPR (Total Physical Response), which focuses heavily on conversation and movement.
Students meet once a week for 40 minutes each class during a full term.
Fall Term: September 11 - December 22, 2023 (Thanksgiving break Nov 20-26, 2023)
These very small groups are selected by level of spoken Spanish and grade. Students are encouraged to speak during the whole class period. Classes are also enriched with an introduction to the geographies, culture, and history of Spanish speaking countries. For additional practise and homework refresher videos are provided.
Studies show that there are extensive cognitive benefits to speaking a foreign language including boosting your brain function, improving memory and multitasking skills, increasing perception and decision making skills, and even gaining better command of English. Spanish is a great and easy place to start! Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, the official language in 21 countries around the world, the second most common language in the United States.
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