My name is SaRee' Lamb, and I am just putting out some feelers to see if there is any interest in the home school community with regards to a Spanish class. Our family has home schooled for the past 9 years, and we have really enjoyed the adventure! I have taught a small Spanish class out of my home for the past couple of years, but am considering the possibility of moving it to Ashland so that it would be more accessible to others who may have interest. My family and I were missionaries in Bolivia, South America for 6 years and learned to speak Spanish there. To me, languages are a blast, like a giant jig-saw puzzle that you get to take apart, see how it works and then put it back together again. So I really enjoy the challenge of teaching Spanish to young people. I use the TPRS curriculum (Total Physical Response with Storying) as my base and then throw some grammar exercises in just for fun. The focus of this approach to languages is on building the comprehension basis of usable Spanish through the use of many pictures, objects, and stories to peak the interest and provide context. I can teach entry level, intermediate or higher levels of Spanish, depending on interest and how much Spanish the student has already taken in the past. The entry level Spanish class would focus mainly on listening and understanding while the higher levels would add some reading and writing exercises, as well.
I also am flexible as to the time frame. The days that I have available are Fridays, so I could teach up to 3 one hour classes on every other Friday morning, or we could do up to 3 different blocks of classes, 6 weeks each, one for each level. It is important that the classes be close enough together that the students are able to retain the information without having to do extensive reviews each class session.
Hoping to begin classes on Friday mornings (meeting every other Friday), starting October 21st at the Ashland Brethren in Christ Church. Cost would be $5 per student per class. ($10 cap for families with more than one child.) This first session would be 10 weeks. (Possibly 12 weeks) No materials would be required, just paper and pencil.
Please contact me at email@example.com or call 440.935.9235 if you are interested