One of my former jobs was as a Spanish immersion teacher. I taught 3rd and 4th grade at the Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion Program in Minnesota. At the same time my husband and I began our family. We made the decision to raise our children in a bilingual home. I speak to our children in Spanish and my husband in English which is such an exciting and rewarding experience on a daily basis!
As a former Spanish immersion teacher and a mom who has experienced how gratifying it is to raise children speaking two languages, I wanted to offer Spanish immersion parents (even parents who don’t know any Spanish) a fun and practical resource they can use at home to support and participate in their children’s Spanish immersion experience.
I have dedicated two years to creating, designing, testing and publishing Teach & Learn Spanish Lessons & CDs. If you are a parent who is sending your children to a Spanish immersion school, I created Teach & Learn Spanish with you in mind! I envision you having fun bringing Spanish alive in your home in practical, creative and sometimes silly ways! Involve the entire family! Grandparents may enjoy being “The Spanish Mentor” for their grandchildren. Older siblings can teach younger siblings and they can become “The Spanish Teacher” for friends and neighbor children. They can turn it into a job and earn some income by charging for Spanish classes! The opportunites are endless!
If you know parents who send their children to a Spanish immersion school, please let them know about Teach & Learn Spanish! Send them to www.oneilllanguage.com so they too can benefit by bringing Spanish to life at home with Teach & Learn Spanish curriculum!
Theresa Gunderson is the Author of "Teach & Learn Spanish" Curriculum. One of her passions is training teachers and parents to become outstanding SPANISH teachers and to fun along the way!