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Class Info

Spanish: Junior High (NW)

Class Year:  2022-2023
Time:  Wed 08:00 am - 09:30 am;
Teacher:  Grace Cooper
Tution:  $474 / Year or $79 / Month for 6 Months (Sept - Feb; Class Ends in May)
Supply Fee:  $40 / Year - Due Upon Registration (Non-Refundable after July 31, 2022)
Location:  Northwest (Cypress)

I will be teaching your student using Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction (immersion).  As a language teacher my goal is for your student to be more proficient in the target language (Spanish) when they complete my course than when they began. 

A proficient learner can communicate about something appropriately and accurately for a purpose.  This is the goal of the class and is my vision for your student.  I want them to be able to communicate about something appropriately and accurately for a purpose.  Do I need to say it one more time?  My goal is for the students to be able to communicate about something appropriately and accurately for a purpose.

What will the instruction look like?  It will have these four elements:  

LISTENING: listening to the teacher tell a story, listening to questions asked by the teacher, listening to the teacher describe a film

READING: choral reading with the class, reading stories that have been told/asked in class, embedded reading, reading storyboards

WRITING: filling in missing words in CLOZE passages, free writes, completing personalized sentence frames

SPEAKING: responding to simple questions from the teacher (yes/no, either/or, etc.), re-telling class stories, reacting with rejoinders

In the Junior High Class, I will concentrate on what is called the Super 7 Verbs.  It is a concept of teaching and recycling the highest frequency verbs in Spanish (actually in all languages):

    1    estar (is at a place / is feeling)

    2    hay (there is / there are)

    3    tener (has)

    4    ser (is)

    5    gustar (likes / is pleasing to) 

    6    ir (goes / is going)

    7    querer (wants)

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of fun.  Think…. puzzles, games, challenges, singing and so much more!

To support learning Spanish during the week, I assign homework so that ideally the student is using one or two elements daily, always with Super 7 in mind.  At times what I assign requires using online sites such as: Señor Wooly, Quizlet, Quizizz and some specific videos on YouTube.  Is there memory work?  YES, but the lists are short.

Drop Fees: No withdrawal fee if you withdraw in September.  Withdrawal fee for October and November is $140.  If you withdraw in December or later, the withdrawal fee is the balance of the year’s tuition.

Do not send any fees to Profe Cooper until you receive an email from her.