I need to learn to speak, read, and write Spanish so I can help and understand my students as they work on year long global education projects with students in Latin America.
My students are your average 8th graders: they are funny, curious, and as diverse as any middle school can be. They want to learn and explore the world around them and communicate with their peers around the world, especially in Latin America, as part of our Global Education endeavor.
This is our second year working with teachers and students in south Florida, Panama, and Brazil and as part of our professional collaboration, I often have to rely on the Spanish teacher to translate for me.
Using Rosetta Stone to help me advance my own basic language skills can strengthen my ability to work with teachers and parents
As a teacher whose students come from many non English speaking homes and are branching out in the world and collaborating with students in many Latin American countries as part our county wide global education, using Rosetta Stone to help me build my own Spanish skills will allow me to not only continue to work with my own Spanish speaking students.
Not only will I be able to effectively communicate with my Spanish speaking students and parents here in my school and community, but I will also be able to collaborate more effectively with my colleagues in south Florida, Panama, and Brazil.
Having the Rosetta software and devise to practice at my own pace (on planning, on the drive to and from school, at the gym) will allow me to improve my language level without having to sit in a classroom, which I cannot do in a normal day.
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