Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? High School Spanish 1-4
High School attended? Creighton Prep
University Attended? University of Nebraska-Omaha
Degree Received? Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education with endorsement in Spanish and a Spanish Major
Extra-Curricular Duties? Volunteer in Speech and One-Act
In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School?
Elective, meets diversity requirement
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Grade 8 with permission
Basic foundation in grammar with emphasis on verbal and written communications. Areas covered include: greetings, school, foods, family and basic conversation. Students will write and present short skits or presentations. Students will also engage in language learning through special projects in cultural exploration. The course is taught in English/Spanish.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish I and permission of instructor.
Review of basic grammar with progression into the study of the other verb tenses, grammatical usage and the ability to translate easy to moderately difficult texts at sight. Verbal communication, reading and writing is also intensified during the spectrum of this course. Reinforcement of language study through presentations, writing and cultural projects. This course is taught in English and Spanish.
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish II and permission of instructor.
Spanish III students will continue to refine their use of the language skills previously acquired through the use of Spanish only in class. Will also read short stories, folktales and poetry by various Spanish and Latin American writers. Using audio/visual tapes, dialogues, skits and cultural activities.
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish III and permission of instructor.
Focus on conversation, Spanish IV students will progress their skills through advanced verb tenses and refine their speaking, writing and comprehension through readings and discussions in Spanish and also through projects, skits and culture presentations.