The goal of our LA Spanish Immersion School Program is to offer another alternative and didactic tool to support our community and families education raising bilingual children. Our Spanish Immersion method incorporates daily meaningful and practical activities connected with the cultural understanding as a component in the proficiency in the Spanish language.
Our team of teachers is diverse. All of them are native speakers from different parts of Latin America and Spain. They are all professional tutors with experience at working with children and teaching them Spanish as a second language. They all show positive energy with children, parents and other teachers at all times. Working as a team makes all the difference; acknowledging that each minute that the kids are spending at our school is valuable. Our teachers are fun, creative, patient, humble, lovely, and, of course, always looking for new strategies to communicate with children without using any English in class at all. There is an amount of 8 to 10 children per o teacher. Parental volunteers are present at each class, plus two teachers or interns who come to learn about our methods and gather experience regarding the instruction of our lessons.
The founder and Teaching Director Diana Albarracin is a native Spanish speaker raised in Boyaca, Colombia. She is an innovator in teaching Spanish as a second language, developer of curriculum and passionate about encouraging interest in younger children regarding the reading and writing acquisition learning process. She studied in the prestigious University Francisco Jose de Caldas Bogota, Colombia. Her experience in her thesis "Teaching Spanish to Illiterate People" who has being attacked, or often replaced by violence, took her deeply every time she used to listen to the farming people's stories. She is incorporate people ‘s stories in their literality process. This was a time to learn about reading and writing acquisition enjoying the learning process of both children and adults alike. Teacher Diana got an equivalence Bachelor Degree in art and language in the United States plus the experience during the last 12 years of teaching Spanish as a second language in different schools in Los Angeles. This includes charter schools, public progressive schools and private schools. She is passioned to see her new student's understanding and speaking Spanish as a second language. In the youngest pupils, not only speaking but reading and writing too, practically encourages her interest to move forward and keep learning from her students; hence rewarding them by providing them with a didactic and meaningful curriculum to immerse them into the Spanish language through the LA Spanish School Program. Teacher Diana is the mother of a kitty, vehement regarding healthy lifestyle and an avid lover of nature.
L.A Spanish School in Santa Monica, CA is a fun and educational immersion program designed to teach Spanish to children and adults. Our specially designed lessons are based on proven methods of language acquisition including: Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS), Communicative Approach and integrating Multiple Intelligence approaches into daily activities. L.A Spanish School operates under a licensed program with the City of Santa Monica Recreational Park Classes. Our straights are focus on student’s emotional development, student's potential proficiency in the Spanish language, and a strong and positive classroom environment and community. We are open every season offering mini camps and mini sessions. Parents feel confident to register your kids and happily use our Total Immersion Spanish program as an alternative to any other school for your youngsters.