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Silvia Zaragoza

World Language Elementary Spanish (WLES) Teacher

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¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

Welcome to Maestra Zaragoza's Irving Spanish website.

I am excited for this school year. I look forward teaching your child; students in grades K-2 will have Spanish three times and students in grades 3-5 will have Spanish two times each week for 30 minutes.

What does a typical Spanish class entail? Fun and learning!  We sing songs, dance, play games, read, role-play and learn all in the target language. Our classes are hands on, interactive and lively!  Instruction is almost 100% in Spanish. Instruction is not based on vocabulary lists and drills but more of a natural organic approach using hands on learning.

It takes approximately 240 minutes to improve in Spanish and our students only have class 60 or 90 minutes a week. On average, students need to hear a word approximately 100 times before they can effectively and efficiently produce the word. Therefore, most of our students are novice learners that need context, visuals, and familiar contexts to help them communicate, and they do so best with those accustomed to interacting with language learners.

If you are on X (twitter) follow me @IrvingEspanol for updates and pictures in Spanish class.

Looking forward to a great year!- Maestra Zaragoza

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