Speaking Spanish for Beginners
|languages||English, Sign Languages, Spanish|
Education, Honors, and Certifications
-A.A. Transfer Studies: Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA. 2005
-Diplomat. Mexican Sign Language><Spanish Interpreting Universidad --
Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico. 2007
-B.A. Liberal Studies: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. 2008
-NIC Certification: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2008
-Mexican Sign Language/Spanish Interpreter: Consejo
Nacional de Normatividad y Certificación (CONOCER), Mexico. 2010
-California Subject Examination for Teacher
Experience: 20 years
Spanish for Beginners' course is designed to provide the students with the language competence to understand and use daily expressions frequently used in any part of the Spanish-speaking world. By the end of the course, the student is expected to reach the following goals:
Writing: be able to reproduce from memory basic sentences and phrases in context; be able to write a short post-it notes, text messages and short e-mails.
- Reading: be able to understand familiar words; be able to understand street signs, business cards, road maps, simple facebook statuses / twitter messages, text messages and simple weather reports.
- Listening: be able to recognize high-frequency, highly contextualized words.
- Spoken production: be able to use isolated words, memorized phrases limited by context.
- Spoken interaction: be able to ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.