First and foremost, I absolutely LOVE my job! (It doesn’t hurt that I have the best students in the world — seriously!)
I have 7 years of experience teaching language, literature, and culture courses at the college level. I also worked in an elementary school for 3 years, 2 of which I spent as the school librarian, and one of which I spent as the Spanish teacher for students in pre-K–6.
I employ a proficiency-based, communicative approach to foreign language teaching, and I do my best to base all of my lessons on authentic cultural materials. I believe in an immersion experience, so I teach 100% in the target language. I think humor and fun are essential ingredients in a positive classroom experience, so I’m always looking for the next crazy idea I can bring into my classes! My colleagues know by now that if they see students running around campus doing something wacky, there’s a decent chance they’re in Spanish class.
If you’re interested in any of the activities and/or materials I’ve created for my students, please feel free to visit my store on Teachers Pay Teachers, where I’ve posted my favorites for sale.
Did I mention I love my job?