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Marisa Tatar (760) 331-5337 Spanish Teacher
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Marisa Tatar

La Clase de Espa  ol


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About Me

Dear Families,


I am so excited to be the new Spanish teacher at Valley Middle School!  I have taught Spanish for more than ten years, at both the high school and middle school levels.  I have a Masters degree in Teaching and a Bachelors degree in Education with a major in Spanish.  I also attained  my National Board Certification in World Languages, and studied abroad in Spain and Mexico.  Recently, I took time off to be home with my three children, and I am thrilled to be back in the classroom!  I have a genuine passion for the Spanish language and its cultures, and I look forward to sharing it with my students.

Current Assignments

Tips for Learning a World Language

1.  Don't expect to be perfect.  Mistakes help us learn.

2.  Work on developing an "ear" for the language.

3.  Practice SPEAKING!

4.  Listen to music in the target language.

5.  Read out loud.

6.  Use flashcards.

7.  Label your surroundings.

8.  Find a partner to practice with outside the classroom.

9. Be patient.

10.  HAVE FUN with the language and its culture! 

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