I have spent seven years as a Spanish teacher, and all of that time has been in distance learning, meaning that I have considerable experience with using technology to create effective learning opportunities for my students. I have created courses not only for the students who are actually enrolled in my high school classes, but also for distribution through other platforms, before finding Udemy. I have been able to work with students from around the world, and look forward to continuing to do so through this course, which I consider to be my best yet.
My experience with Spanish dates back to my time as a missionary in the small South American nation of Uruguay. Although I had taken several years of Spanish in high school and college, it was not until I lived in Uruguay that I became anything near fluent. Through my own experiences and the experiences of others around me, I have come to realize what makes for effective language learning, and I hope to replicate some of that in this course.
In addition to spending two years in Uruguay, I have also traveled to several other Spanish-speaking countries, and I maintain contact with many friends throughout Latin America and Spain.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Spanish Teaching, and more recently completed an MSE in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University. I am a firm believer in the individualization of education, and I am excited about the opportunities that the Internet is providing for us to learn at our own pace and in our own way.
I also have a passion for creating good content. I have spent years refining my approach to teaching and trying to find the best tools to create the best learning opportunities for my students. While I am proud of my past efforts, I feel that in many ways, this course represents my best work yet.