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Current Events Discussion; Spanish Reading & Conversation (Once a Week) 12+

In this social studies class, students learn about cultural, social, historic, science, geography, and international events. Based on Spanish real-world adapted texts, they practice their Spanish speaking skills while discussing the topics.
Elisa Plaza | M. in Linguistics; M. in Education
173 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
12-17
year olds
1-8
learners per class
per learner

How does an β€œOngoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in Spanish.

(IMPORTANT) I CREATE THE CONTENT WEEKLY, AND I DO NOT REPEAT THE ARTICLES IN ORDER TO KEEP THE DISCUSSIONS FRESH AND CURRENT. We discuss recently published articles that I select, and topics vary based on students level and interest. Students are exposed to history, art, culture, technology, geography and economy content in relation to events that are taking place now. 

Some past topics students have learned about and discussed are the following:

RENOIR- A celebration on his 180 birth anniversary.
MADE IN ITALY- How the "Italian sounding" effect is causing Italian brands and government lose money.
NOTRE DAME - The delays on its restoration after the fire.
GOOGLE in AUSTRALIA - The Australian government is passing a law that would require Google to pay for the news that appear on the platform.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - The origin, Benjamin Franklin, the railways, the arguments for and against it.
FUKUSHIMA -The current state of the area in Japan 10 years after the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear plant explosion.
MARS- The missions from three different countries that are taking place in February 2021.
PHILIPPINES- Why the Philippines is not a Spanish speaking country despite having been a Spanish colony.
I am a native speaker and certified teacher with a Master in Linguistics and a Master in Spanish Education. I like incorporating current events topics to my classes as they help student learn and improve their foreign language while becoming familiarized with important issues that are happening in the world. Students become aware of current events at the same time that they improve reading and speaking in another language.
No homework will be assigned for this class.
I'll assess each student learning using questions, discussions and games.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Elisa Plaza | M. in Linguistics; M. in Education
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Lives in the United States
Master of Arts in Linguistics; Master in Teaching and Learning a Second Language (Spanish)
173 total reviews
202 completed classes

About Me

Welcome! 

I'm Elisa, a Spaniard born in Morocco. I have lived in Spain, France and now in the US. 

I teach Spanish language, culture, literature and social studies on Outschool. I have two masters degrees in linguistics and I am certified to...Β 
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