Friday


Spanish (M & F) (2nd-5th) 2:30 - 3:30

Instructor: Ximena Soza

Room: 109

Monday


Spanish (M & F) (2nd-5th) 2:30 - 3:30

Instructor: Ximena Soza

Room: 109

Course Fee: $270

This class is Monday & Friday.

Please add Both the Monday and Friday Section of the class to your schedule.


Spanish, is a learning journey for kids and customized to fit the needs of the students and parents. It's an opportunity to engage kids in learning about the Spanish language, including the cultures of the countries where Spanish is spoken. Using best practices from a variety of second-language teaching strategies, we provide a foundation of basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary. Through movement, Total Physical Response, song, music, art, and reading and listening activities, our students learn the very basics of speaking, and love the Spanish language. The biggest goal of our program is to expose our students to the language in an engaging, play- and project-based environment.

This class is 2x a Week on Mondays and Fridays. You must be enrolled in Both Classes.


About the Instructor:

Ximena Soza

Ximena is a Chilean born artist, poet, researcher and educator. In formal education Ximena received her doctorate degree in Philosophies of Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee, where she also received her master’s in Cultural Foundations of Education. Her bachelor’s degree in education was received in Santiago, Chile. Informally she has acquired knowledge in many art techniques and several Indigenous languages of Latin America. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and is a fluent speaker of Portuguese and Italian. She is currently studying Tsotsil and Quechua, languages in which she is also developing pedagogical materials. As an artist Ximena has participated in several collective exhibits, two artist and solo exhibits in important venues in The United States, such as the Oakland Museum of California. Her traveling exhibit “Underneath the Soles” has been in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala and Chile. As an educator Ximena has work with a wide range of students. She has used her artistic skills to work with adult and children with mental illness and has also developed meaningful culturally relevant curriculum to teach in urban and rural areas from ages that go from pre-K to college level in Chile, The United States, Spain and Mexico. As a writer she has published several short stories and poetry and continues to perform locally and internationally. She is currently working in a collection of inclusive antiracist children books.