Hola, my name is Jeanette Duque, you may know me as Señora. I am a native Spanish speaker. I love teaching students to speak the language and understand the culture. Before coming to St. Aloysius, I taught Special Education and Spanish in elementary schools. Prior to teaching, I was an accountant. I enjoy spending time with my kids (18, 21), traveling, and training my dog, Luci.
Most individuals who have taken Spanish for years in school do not remember much and have a hard time having conversations. Spanish teachers are now taking the approach a bit differently.
I teach Spanish using the idea of comprehensibility, as well as preparation for high school foreign language classes. I try to make each class fun and exciting so that students have things to share and practice among each other outside of the classroom.
The joy I receive from hearing students sing a song from class on the playground is priceless.
Learning a second language gives students an advantage; it is considered a necessary skill in the 21st century.