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Welcome to Spanish Class!

Our Spanish 1a and 1b classes are taught by Mrs. Mariana Romero a native speaker of Spanish. She was born in Colombia and moved to the USA 12 years ago. She has been teaching ELL K-6 at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus for seven years and this year she is teaching both Spanish and ELL in the Junior High.

Why Study Spanish?

Deciding to learn Spanish is one of the best decisions you can make if you want to travel and see the world. More than 400 million people around the globe speak Spanish. After Chinese, English and Spanish are tied as the two most frequently spoken languages worldwide. Spanish is the third most-used language on the Internet. In Europe, Spanish is the most popular foreign language after English. People who speak both Spanish and English can communicate with people from around the globe, no matter where they find themselves.

Spanish classes are a combination of studying vocabulary, grammar and culture. Vocabulary and grammar are a basic building block for learning a foreign language. By learning just a few words, you can start communicating in Spanish right away! You will probably find that it is easier to understand words you hear and read than it is to use them yourself. But with a little practice, you will start to produce the right words in the right context. Soon you will be able to carry on conversations with other Spanish-speakers.

In addition, to communicate with people from Spanish-speaking countries in a meaningful way, you need to know something about their culture. Vocabulary and grammar will help you learn what words to say and how to put them together, but culture will give you a better understanding of “how, when, and why to say what to whom.”

FAQ'S about 7th grade Spanish

4 Skills Rubric, simplified

I am Yo Song   --  to practice Spanish Pronouns

Direct Object   --  To practice Direct Object in Spanish

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Contact

Mr. Hodgson
Phone: 651- 293- 8690 ext. 2108
Email: david.hodgson@spps.org

Helpful Links

www.classzone.com

www.wordreference.com

To practice el alfabeto

Spanish alphabet song by Barbara MacAurthur
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbobkDqcIFg&feature=related