¡Hola y bienvenidos!
My name is Alyssa Limbaugh, and I will be teaching Spanish 1 and 2 this year. I hope my students will be as excited to take these courses as I am to be teaching them! I graduated from Moravian College with my BA in Spanish and a minor in Art. While in school, I had a wonderful opportunity to study abroad for 5 months in Granada, Spain. It was one of the most enriching experiences I've ever had, and I can't wait to share photos and stories with my students! Additionally, I was a part of the cross country and track and field teams while in college, and I continue to run in my spare time. I also love to play piano, organ, and paint when I have a free moment. I hope my students will also feel free to express themselves and share what makes them unique while in my class so I can get to know them and help them succeed to their fullest potential!
I've had an interest in learning other languages since I was a little kid. Spanish is all around us, and is such a useful language to learn in today's society. In addition to it being useful, it is also just a beautiful language and culture to experience and learn about. By gaining knowledge about another language and culture, we are opening doors to new and exciting parts of our world that we may never have explored before. In the early levels of Spanish, my students will be expanding upon the basics they learned in middle school, gaining new cultural insights, and working toward their overall fluency in the language. I am not a native speaker myself, so I understand the challenges of learning a second language, and can put myself in the shoes of my students to see how to get around common errors and misunderstandings with the language. I want all of my students to know that it is okay to make mistakes, because that is how we learn. I know I wasn't speaking perfectly fluent Spanish when I was in high school! I am still learning new things about Spanish every day! There is no need to feel shy or embarrassed to try speaking Spanish in my classroom, because we are all here to support each other on our journey to learn. The purpose of language is to be understood, not to be perfect, so if I can understand you, you are succeeding!
I hope you will find everything you need in this page, such as the syllabus, class resources, the calendar, and more. Feel free to reach out to me if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.