I will be teaching your student using Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction. 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. This 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
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of fun. Think….puzzles, games, challenges, singing and so much more!
To support each of these 4 elements during the week, I assign homework so that ideally the student is using one or two of the 4 elements daily. At times what I assign requires using online sites such as: Señor Wooly, Quizlet, Quizizz and some specific videos on YouTube.
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.
Tuition: $420/year or $70/month for 6 months (September -February; the class ends in May).
Supply Fee: $40/year due upon registration. Non-refundable after July 31.