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Spanish, History and Current Events in Latin America

Class Descriptions:  Two classes in a three hour block (including a break): 

  • Spanish - will focus on conversational Spanish with some reading and writing.
  • History and Current Events in Latin America - Teacher wants to get to know the kids and their levels better before finalizing this component. Goal is high level learning with a focus on understanding and critical thinking. Basic theme is tying together history and current events, leaving room for the kids to find questions and subject matter that interests them, with discussion, research and a project. We could choose a few countries to focus on and get deeper into what is unfolding abroad currently and the impact that has in the U.S. 

We’ll do two potlucks featuring food from Spanish-speaking countries: one before mid-winter break and one the last day of class. 

    Ages:  Approx 10-12, with some flexibility

    Classes (11 sessions):  Mondays, January 9 – May 1, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.  (no classes on MLK Day, President's Day, Spring Break, Passover)   
    - 1/9 -2/13 (no class 1/16 for MLK Day)
    - Mid-winter break (project assigned during the break)
    - Classes 3/20–5/1 (no class 4/10 for Passover)
    May 8, 2017 is a back-up date in case we need to reschedule a class.

     

     

     

     

     

    Location:  The Scholar Ship, 6001 W Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727
    (Parmer and McNeil, HEB Shopping Center, next to Capital Gymnastics)

    Tuition:  $215 + $10 printing/supply fee 

    $10 per student sibling discount. Tuition can be one payment or split, cash or check (checking with teacher on PayPal), payable to instructor. Deposit holds registration:
     1 payment = $225
     2 Payments. $115, $110 (registration, 3/20)
     4 Payments: $60, $55, $55, $55 (registration, 1/30, 2/13, 3/20)

    Culture:
     Secular, progressive, academic, critical thinking, an inclusive environment and safe space for families of varying race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

    Teacher:  Rosalie Miller is originally from Massachusetts but has been calling Austin home in some capacity since 2007. She graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in sociology, and along the way completed a 6 month internship working with Latino migrants and deportees along the Tijuana/San Diego Border. She has traveled independently in Cuba and Guatemala and been part of solidarity delegations to El Salvador and Nicaragua. She has worked in social services since 2013, taught ESL to recent immigrants for 3 years, and spent time working with teenagers in a group home setting. She aspires to bring a sense of fun and friendliness to all her endeavors, and to make space for honest and open dialogue in a classroom setting.