I need a program to teach me Spanish so I can speak to, and connect with, my students and their families.
The students in our school community (grades 9-12) are wonderfully unique! They encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment.
Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have access to the privileges that many teenagers take for granted.
Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy, and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles.
Approximately 52% of the students at our school are Hispanic, and the number continues to grow every year! I want to learn how to speak Spanish so I can connect with my students and their families. I want to eliminate this barrier so I can best support my students' emotional, social, and academic needs through basic human-to-human interactions.
I am a dedicated student and will completely immerse myself in this experience in order to grow and learn for the benefit of all students I encounter on a daily basis.
Too often students have questions and I can't sufficiently explain to them in English. Or, if I try to discuss student concerns with parents, the parents immediately shy away because of the language barrier.
I hear students and parents speaking Spanish every single day I am at school. I want to be able to use my voice to help students and parents as they navigate through the school process. I desperately want to eliminate this language barrier which I believe will result in positive student outcomes year after year after year!
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