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World Languages

Let's Start Learning Spanish for 6th-9th Graders

In this 8-week class, students will interact with both the teacher and their peers as they begin to learn to speak, read, and translate simple Spanish.
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55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

As a result of having completed this course, the student . . .
1.	…will learn how to speak simple everyday phrases in Spanish and carry on a sentence dialog.
2.	…will learn everyday vocabulary, especially many English cognates.
3.	…will learn basic Spanish grammar as it is used in dialog.
My name is Brent Linn, and I have been speaking Spanish for over 30 years now, having studied in high school, then in a language institute in Costa Rica where I received an Avanzado Alto certificate. I lived in Venezuela in South America for 17 years, married a Venezuelan, and our four kids were all born there. Since returning to the USA in 2006, I have been teaching at a small, bilingual college in Memphis, TN, where I mostly teach courses in Spanish to Hispanic students. I have also tutored many students in Spanish 1, 2, and 3, and I have taught more than 20 courses to beginners in Spanish. I am looking forward to helping your students begin to speak Spanish.
There is no graded homework, however, students will get the most benefit out of the course if they review the previous lesson in the textbook and read the next lesson in preparation for the class.
We will be using a textbook. You are not required to purchase it, but I highly recommend it, because you can use it to prepare for upcoming classes and to review the lessons. It is an older textbook, but I love it because it starts with words that are similar between English and Spanish, allowing the student to begin with a healthy vocabulary. The information is listed below and, and it is available on Amazon as an ebook or in a print edition. It is not very expensive, especially as an e-book. Madrigal, Margarita. 2001. Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish. New York: Broadway Books.
The only assessment is a 3 part test after lesson 11 in the book. We will take the test informally in the class and it will not be graded. Its purpose is to help the students (and parents) see how much they have learned and be encouraged to continue learning.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


About Me

I teach Spanish, ESL, and reading, and I have been teaching for over 30 years in many capacities. I have a B.A., M.A., and M.Div. from Cincinnati Christian University. I also have a High Advanced level certificate in Spanish from the Instituto de... 
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