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Dual Language Teachers

From left to right Ms. Cabrera, Ms. Yanez, Ms. Cerrato, Ms. Avila, Ms. Del Rio, and Mr. Mosquera.

Knowing our Dual Language Teachers:

Ms. Yanez/ Kindergarten Teacher

Country: Lima, Peru

The Cultural component that is added to her lessons: Interesting facts from Peru such as, Machu Picchu as one of the seven wonders and the food variety that is recognized around the world.

Ms. Cabrera/ Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Country: Cuenca, Ecuador.

The Cultural component that is added to her lessons: Open discussions, daily comparisons, real-life examples about slangs, common phrases, traditions, touristic places such as, the Galápagos Islands, and Ecuador´s regions.

Ms. Cerrato/ First Grade Teacher

Country: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Cultural component that is added to her lessons: singing traditional songs from South America, share traditions from Honduras (food, music, crafts) and countries from South America in Christmas time. Record videos showing Spanish speaking countries and discussions about the importance to speak Spanish.

Mr. Mosquera/ First Grade Co-Teacher

Country: Granada Meta, Colombia.

The Cultural component that is added to his lessons: Culture capsules illustrating the most important costumes from Colombia. Sports, food, places, music, and expressions will be presented to the students in order to compare and contrast the foreign customs and traditions with their own.

Ms. Del Rio/ Second Grade Teacher

Country: Bogota, Colombia

The Cultural component that is added to her lessons: Comparison between the celebrations in her country with the ones in the U.S and also celebrates culture by implementing and encouraging students to create drawings, foldable and/or items with recycled material that represent other countries’ culture.

Ms. Avila/ Third Grade Teacher

Country: Bogota, Colombia

The Cultural component that is added to her lessons: Compare and contrast South American culture, specifically Colombian culture, with the American culture. Interesting facts, celebrations, literature, art, music, and traditions to enrich lessons and discussions. Being in Dual Language class allows students to become global thinkers.

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