Bienvenidos/Welcome to Spanish. I am Señora Hoover. I was born in Puerto Rico and have spoken Spanish my whole life. I am a graduate of Penn State, where I studied to become a teacher. I have been teaching Spanish since 1991. I have been at Dauphin County Technical School since 2005 where I have taught Spanish, Reading, English as a Second language and also served as Interim Assistant Principal. I truly enjoy my work at DCTS and I hope that all my students find my course enjoyable. Learning Spanish provides many benefits: the ability to meet new people and learn about other cultures, vocabulary expansion in English, possible wage increases at jobs for knowing a second language, and better test scores on standardized tests. All students are encouraged to think about how they can use their second language skills to affect change and make an impact in their environment. Seniors should plan on attempting to incorporate their language skills in their senior project. Students will use this Quia site for practicing vocabulary and some grammar. There are comprehension question quizzes for our chapter readers. Students may earn bonus points per marking period for using the site regularly outside of class. Use your username and password in the student zone in order to keep track of your activities. I have included some links with vocabulary related to shops and other useful topics.
Don't forget to log on to the quia activities to track your time! Go to your specific class page for current chapter activities. Your username is: first name, last name 313 (joesmith313) and your password is your student id number.