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    Queridos padres y estudiantes:  

    Bienvenidos a la clase de español. What an amazing year is ahead of us! I hope that I will be able to share my enthusiasm for languages with you as we move toward proficiency in language and culture. In this class, students will be exposed to a variety of materials to help them achieve valuable skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. We will be exploring different traditions, values and lifestyles of the diverse Hispanic world.
    One of the main goals of this class is to make students comfortable using Spanish.  In order to achieve this, the class will be conducted mainly in Spanish and students are expected to be active listeners and participants. As we all know, languages are learned through comprehensible imput and tons of practice. Students will be making a lot of mistakes when using the languages, but making mistakes is part of learning a language! Even the most fluent speakers make mistakes. Please, encourage your children to practice with you, their siblings or even the dog!
    Do you feel you need extra practice or review? Please check the links in the website. These sites can help you learn vocabulary, review the grammar and practice listening. Homework is also posted here in case you are quite sure what y needs to be done.
    I hope we all have a great year and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Amelia Aguilera
    Spanish teacher