MAD World Languange Education

MAD World Languange Education

Let me help you teach foreign languages!

Let me help you teach foreign languages!

Services

Informed by my experience and second language acquisition research, my services include curriculum development in foreign language education, instructional design in Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL), professional development, and classes in Language for Specific Purposes (LSP).

Curriculum & Instruction – that adheres to the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/ACTFL) and the ACTFL Proficiency GuidelinesClick here to shop on my website or I can create customized materials to meet your needs.

Classes – I use a communicative approach to teach Spanish & English that values using the second language as a tool for instruction rather than focusing solely on achieving perfect linguistic accuracy. The emphasis is on the ability to communicate and interpret information effectively.

Consulting – I am an ESA-AZ vendor, providing services to private & charter schools, microschools, pods, and homeschoolers. I work with you to design a curriculum in Spanish or ESL, a single course, or a faculty development program.

Why I started the Business

I have co-authored textbook programs and taught English, Spanish, French, and German as foreign languages both in the United States and Spain. My background as a PreK-adult classroom teacher is complemented by my experience as an instructor in bilingual education, postbaccalaureate certification, and secondary methodology

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About Me

After 49 years in teaching, I retired in 2020 as Professor emerita, Modern Languages & Cultures (Spanish) from the Virginia Military Institute. My classroom experience includes 11 years in the Tucson Unified School District (AZ), where I taught middle school and high school Spanish, ESL, and French. Prior to this, I owned an English language school in Sevilla, Spain.

My pedagogical background includes Project-Based Learning (PBL), study abroad, Undergraduate Research, and alternative assessment, especially ePortfolios.

In addition to three c0-edited volumes of critical essays in Spanish, I have presented over fifty papers internationally on second language acquisition, pedagogical philosophy, and Spanish literature.  I have also co-authored textbooks with Pearson School/Heinle, VHL, and Georgetown University Press. My latest publication, co-edited with Dr. D. Alexis Hart, Allegheny College, is open source: ePortfolios@edu. What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Everything in Between.

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9284553361

P.O. BOX 25866 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

9284553361

P.O. BOX 25866 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314