After many years of teaching children in the regular classroom setting, I realized that children need more opportunities to move, to socialize and to be spontaneous. Children need to feel safe and to have their interests acknowledged. This is why at Spanish Tea Time our curriculum is flexible and can be adapted to fit a child's need.
Spanish Tea Time will choose redirection instead of discipline. Unless a behavior is plain dangerous, we should try to re-direct unwanted behaviors. Always trying to inspire social justice, empathetic behavior, creative thinking, and independent problem-solving skills. Children learn better when they are filled with positive emotion. If teachers connect with their students in a more personal level, children are more inclined to participate.
This is how Spanish Tea Time will approach its teachings, with developmental curriculum that will allow for play and games.
Parents will play a crucial role since at Spanish Tea Time, we will want to invite parents to participate and to reinforce the vocabulary being taught during class and at home. Teaching Spanish will be a team effort!
So come and join Spanish Tea Time!
ADULTS AND TEENAGERS SPANISH
Although ideally we would like to learn a second language as young as possible, our brains never stop to develop, allowing us to learn other languages at any age. As a native Spanish speaker, I did not learn English until my family moved to Texas. I was 21 years old, and several times I questioned whether speaking English was feasible at my age. But my need to connect with those who only spoke English and my eagerness to participate in an international market kept me motivated to keep trying. I soon learned that my biggest joy was not learning grammatical rules, but being able to understand and to be understood by others.
Many rules in a language are learned in a natural way, through patterns registered through conversations. Therefore, I know that by focusing on allowing my students to feel comfortable speaking Spanish, and by making sure they are learning proper pronunciation and grammatical structure as part of our conversations, they will begin to decipher the language patterns, and the process of learning Spanish is not only more enjoyable but also effective.
At Spanish Tea Time, customized lessons can be created to fit the needs of a particular group or a person. Companies looking to better serve their Hispanic clients should include conversational Spanish training as an integral part of their professional development, and Spanish Tea Time will be delighted to help.
Spanish Level 1.0-1.5
Basic conversations: Find out how someone is doing, their name, age, birthday, phone number, origin, where they live, what time is it, what they like to do, about their family.
Vocabulary: School, Numbers 0-1000, Colors, Family Members, Pets, Body parts, Foods, Fruits and Veggies, Weather, Clothes, Seasons, Months, Days
Grammar: Personal Pronouns, Articles, Infinitive verbs and in present tense.
Spanish Level 2.0-2.5
Basic conversations: Useful phrases and commands, how to bargain
Vocabulary: Numbers to 1,000,000; sports, instruments, hobbies, places in the city, directions, times, home, grocery, market, flavors, farm, forest, jungle, savannah, sea.
Grammar: Verb to like, to want, to go to, to do, intro to present tense AR verbs, comparative
Spanish Level 3.0-3.5
Basic conversations: Formal vs Informal
Vocabulary: school subjects, professions, adjectives, chores, birthdays, outings, types of vacations, transportation, shopping center, sports and leisure, health and beauty, home and kitchen, water cycle, pollution, recycling, tv programs, movies, social network, digital footprint
Grammar: present tense conjugations of regular verbs, stem changing verbs
Spanish Level 4.0-4.5
Grammar: Present, Past, Future, Conditional, Affective verbs, subjunctive, Past Participle, Present Perfect, Past Perfect, Future Perfect, Perfect Conditional.