Spanish: Novice Low (Virtual)

Spanish Novice Low


Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Starts on January 12, 2021
10 weeks – 20 hours of instruction

Virtual Spanish Novice Low (Winter 2021) – Afternoon

access until March 31, 2021 12:00 am

At the Chattanooga School of Language, we teach for proficiency. Our focus is communication in the target language (the language you’re learning). Our teachers use various communicative, comprehension-based instructional strategies to provide our students with an engaging, fun and input-rich learning experience. Read more about the Comprehensible Input (CI) method for language acquisition and what you can expect from a language class with the Chattanooga School of Language.

This Novice Low class is for students who have had little (approximately 20-30 hours) or no previous experience in the target language. Review the Proficiency Guidelines for this level and learn what you can do with language at this level of proficiency in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations and non-rehearsed context.

This class provides students with a basic introduction to the target language and cultures. We will focus our class time on the acquisition of high frequency words (the most frequently used words in a language), common structures, and cognates (if applicable in target language). We will use these structures in class discussions, stories, and cultural explorations. Students will be expected to recognize these words when they read, hear or see them and, in time, be able to produce them in speech and writing. Throughout the class, students will be exposed to a variety of resources that focus on expanding their vocabulary, building comprehension, and putting newly-acquired language skills to everyday use through conversation.

Classes only run when they meet minimum enrollment: Once your class meets minimum enrollment (3 students), then you’ll receive an email from us with information to access your classroom dashboard!

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Course Instructor

Liz Liz Author

Liz was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. She graduated from the Evangelical University of El Salvador with a master’s degree in Business and Human Resources. After teaching as a professor at her alma mater, Liz entered the business world, eventually becoming director in Oceano Idiomas where she guided the teaching and administative staff. A true lover of her culture and language, Liz continued her career in Chattanooga, teaching Spanish at Belvoir Christian Academy. Liz feels fortunate to have the opportunity to empower others through language learning.

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