Welcome to Our Class!
Welcome to Profe's Classroom!
Estimados Alumnos y Familias,
¡Hola y bienvenidos! I am Ms. "Profe" Carroll, and I'd like to welcome you all to Spanish Class! It pleases me greatly that you have chosen to study the beautiful language of Spanish, as it has become the most commonly spoken language in our country after English. In fact, the United States has the second highest Spanish-speaking population in the world! Not only will you find your Spanish useful during your travels, but eventually there will be use for it in your daily lives and even your future careers. Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and Puerto Rico? Approximately 425 million people worldwide use Spanish as their primary means of communication! Spanish opens the doors to a variety of career opportunities, too. Spanish can be used in the fields of medicine, business, technology, education, law, criminal justice, advertising, engineering, and journalism (just to name a few!). I invite you to embrace the class with an open mind to learn something new, challenging, and exciting that you will be able to use in the future - guaranteed!
In class, we are always going to study the language by actively involving ourselves in the five areas of second language learning: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture. Learning a second language takes lots of practice! Be prepared to have conversations in the target language, explore the culture, reflect in writing, read stories and poems, learn how to use expressions correctly, and listen to the language used in context. We complete project-based assessments such as creating videos in the target language, acting out skits, applying the unit themes such as food, travel, school, economics, careers, shopping, interests, etc. to real-life scenarios! All fun stuff!
I look forward to creating a fun, educational, and memorable school year with all of my students and their families!
¡Muchas gracias y buena suerte!