Ascend Spanish class enrollment is open to all students and does not require enrollment in our full day Ascend.
Grades 5th - High School
Beginning Level Spanish classes for homeschooling students
Content focused on basic conversation and vocabulary through movement and other activities
Curriculum one theme differentiated for varying grades
The 2020-2021 Spanish course will be using the Avancemos 1 scope and sequence as a base for curriculum and will be differentiated for language learners ranging from upper elementary to high school.
I am excited to be offering another year of beginner level Spanish at Ascend Homeschool Academy! Students will learn Spanish through songs, games, and projects and dive into the patterns and details of the language. On Tuesday afternoons, students will join in learning and practicing with other students. Parents will be provided with weekly at-home lessons to help students continue reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Spanish throughout the week. Lessons will be differentiated for language learners ranging from upper elementary to high school. I look forward to another year helping students grow in their ability to communicate in Spanish.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Spanish program.
Enrollment is for the year, not just per session.
Enrollment Deadline August 1st.
Michelle graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Spanish Teaching and has an active Indiana Teaching License in K-12 Spanish Education. Directly out of college, Michelle moved to Warsaw and began her teaching career. She taught Spanish at Warsaw Community High School for six years. One of those years she also taught at Edgewood Middle School where she met her husband, Sam, who teaches math. She served as the World Language Department Leader for three years with responsibilities of coordinating curriculum, facilitating collaboration of teachers, and regularly communicating between principals, teachers, and parents.
Michelle has had various intercultural travel experiences. Her first travel abroad experience was to Costa Rica in high school. During her college years, Michelle spent six months living in Madrid, Spain, and studying at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid. While there, she was able to travel to many parts of Spain to learn about cultural traditions and history. She also refined her Spanish communication while experiencing everyday life in Madrid. Since then, Michelle has visited the Dominican Republic and traveled with students of her own to Puerto Rico.
Michelle and Sam are parents to three girls. They attend Christ's Covenant Church in Winona Lake. Michelle enjoys being a part of Bible studies, singing, playing volleyball, and hosting game nights. She also enjoys teaching Latin and Ballroom dance classes.
Michelle enjoys the opportunity to teach Spanish at Ascend and share her excitement for language learning.