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Mrs. Morales's Bio

Argelia Morales

K – 8 Spanish

 

Education

  •     MA Teaching Secondary Education – Spanish

Oakland University  

  •     Certification in Translation Studies, English/Spanish

University of Chicago

  •     BA Spanish/Art History – Secondary Education

University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

 

Teaching Experience

  •     Spanish Teacher Gr. K-8, Berkley School Shared Time

St. Mary, Royal Oak               2017-present

Our Shepherd Lutheran        2017-present

St. Mary, Rockwood              2016-17

St. Pius, Southgate                 2016-17

Christ the King, Detroit         2016-17

  •      Art History Lead Instructor 2005-09

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

  •    English Teacher2001-03

Colegio del Bosque, San Luis Potosí, México

 

Personal Statement

 

Teaching Spanish is my passion. I love my culture, and I love sharing it with my students. As a language learner myself, I understand that learning a different language is a journey that can be daunting to a beginner, and as such I work to make my lessons as dynamic as possible. I strive to show my students the beauty and richness of the language, and the Hispanic/Latinx culture. My goal is for my students to appreciate the value of being bilingual, and to be confident and comfortable in their language skills. In my classes, communicating in the target language is explored through movement, music, technology, and storytelling. In addition, my students are exposed to a wide variety of authentic resources. I believe that learning another language can open doors to new opportunities, allowing us to learn more about ourselves and our own culture while appreciating differences in the world around us.