Spanish Course Descriptions:? Escuela Pura Vida

Course Parameters:??Each course offered will meet one time per week, 50 minutes for pre-kinder and an hour and fifteen minutes for ages 5 and up.? Classes are consistent for ten weeks.? Note that there are no make up classes or refunds for missed classes.? Courses will meet on Tuesday afternoons in the Escuela Pura Vida Spanish studio, hosted by Aikido of Maine.? Classes cost $250 for ten weeks for pre-kinder, and $265 for ages 5 and up.? Classes must be paid in full before the start date of the first class.? Checks can be made to Escuela Pura Vida.

Classroom Design:? As an experienced Spanish elementary teacher, Se?orita Dafni has designed her Spanish classroom and classes to be age appropriate and engaging for all students.? Therefore, each class involves a variety of well designed curriculum that include physical movement, song, dance and hands-on project based learning.? Children will not be taught using traditional language input methods, they will acquire language knowledge through circle activities, art and play.? Classes will be taught intimately at a family-style table setting and with the use of open concept floor seating.? To ensure that each child is properly engaged and receives a rich education, no class will be larger than 8 children, or longer than an hour and fifteen minutes.

Meet the teacher:? Se?orita Daneel Dafni is a veteran Spanish teacher and traveler who absolutely loves children.? As an experienced nanny of 10 years, and a public Spanish education teacher for the past 5 years, Se?orita Dafni has developed a large tool box of tricks to touch the lives of various learners and personalities.? Se?orita Dafni has lived in Spain and Costa Rica and traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries to perfect her knowledge of the language.? As a Spanish major in college and a master of education, she is well equipped and excited to share her knowledge with our up and coming youth.? Se?orita Dafni feels that it is absolutely imperative that all children be introduced to a second language while they are learning their own native language, which led to her decision to open Escuela Pura Vida.? She is excited to share her teaching techniques with her local community, teaching something that she is very passionate about, and hopes that you will be, too!

Introduction to Spanish, ages 3-4:?? This course is designed for pre-kinder children who are interested in learning the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and active classroom.? Students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of the Spanish language through dance, song, art, cultural traditions and communication. Students will be immersed into the Spanish language through natural forms of play using manipulatives, creative games, coloring, music and physical movement.? This class is designed to make learning fun while introducing children to classroom routines and expectations.? Children will be taught introductory motor skills and general school skills; how to produce quality coloring, proper gluing techniques and classroom etiquette.? Children will be able to identify basic colors, respond to basic commands, introduce themselves and say basic greetings in the target language.

Introduction to Spanish, ages 5-6:? This course is designed for Kinder and first year students who are interested in learning the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and active classroom.? Students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of the Spanish language through song, art, dance, cultural traditions and communication.? Students will be immersed into the Spanish language through natural forms of play using manipulatives, creative games, coloring, music and physical movement.? This class is designed to make learning fun while honing in general classroom motor skills, routines and expectations.? Children will be able to practice their ability to perform quality coloring, basic writing of letters and cutting using child-safe scissors.? Children will be using paints and glue and various mediums to express their Spanish knowledge while learning proper classroom etiquette and expectations.? Children will be able to say basic greetings, introduce themselves, identify basic colors, respond to basic commands, identify the alphabet, and farm animals in the target language.

Introduction to Spanish, ages 7-9:??This course is designed for students who have already been in the classroom for a few years, who are interested in learning or solidifying their basic Spanish knowledge in a fun and active classroom.? Students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of the Spanish language through song, art, dance, cultural traditions and basic communication.? Students will be immersed into the Spanish language through natural forms of play using manipulatives, creative games, coloring, painting, music, physical movement and appropriate age-designed worksheets.? This class is designed to make learning fun while developing problem solving skills, practicing writing and reading comprehension, and while producing quality work.? Students will be able to respond to basic Spanish commands, communication cues and hold basic conversations with each other in the target language.? Students will be able to introduce themselves, identify colors, the alphabet, farm animals and fruits and vegetables in the target language.

 

 

Proposed Schedule:

All classes are expected to start on January 6, 2015 and run for 10 weeks.

Introduction to Spanish, ages 3-4:? Tuesdays, 2:45-3:35 p.m.

Introduction to Spanish, ages 5-6:? Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Introduction to Spanish, ages 7-9:? Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact?escuelapuravidamaine@gmail.com

 

 

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