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The Spanish School Wins Recognition from the Embassy of Spain

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: RACHEL D’SOUZA‐SIEBERT 314‐633‐8318 Rachel.dsouza‐siebert@sllis.org www.sllis.org The Spanish School Wins Recognition from the Embassy of Spain  St. Louis, Missouri (May 8, 2013)– On May 8, 2013 The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain announced that it will honor The Spanish School(TSS), an elementary program of St. Louis Language Immersion School, Inc.,…

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Bilingual Children’s Story on Youtube

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Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders is a children’s book author. He writes in English and in Spanish! One of his stories “Laughing Day/El Día Para Reír” is available online for everyone to enjoy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_NHkZs1K24g#!]

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SLLIS on Ahora San Luis tonight

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Tune in to Ahora San Luis at 7:30pm Friday, City TV 10, for a segment on The Spanish School.  Gilberto Pinela interviews kindergarten teacher Maríbel Martinez en español about the school, curriculum and value of immersion instruction for native and non-native speakers.  If you miss it this Friday, check the STL-TV schedule, this segment will…

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Only 20 spots left in The Spanish School!

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You heard it here first folks.  We have 20 more spaces for founding families to join The Spanish School.  If you’ve been planning to enroll and haven’t gotten your packet in yet, IT IS TIME!  We have many outreach events planned over the next few weeks (see next post) and know that these 20 spots…

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¡Bienvenida Arlene Galve Salgado!

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Welcome Arlene Galve Salgado, Assistant Head of The Spanish School I am a native from Mexico City. I have been married for 19 years with a Computer Engineer, and I am mother of two boys, my oldest son is 18 and my youngest son is 13 years old. I came two years ago to Columbia…

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Nuestra escuela es una semilla

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Conrad is in Minnesota this week visiting a few language immersion elementary schools.  Keep reading for more of his dispatched observations. Today the faculty from The Spanish School and I drove to Beardstown, IL, to visit the two way immersion dual-language Spanish-English program at Gard Elementary.  Dual language immersion programs strive to enroll 50% native…

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¡Bienvenida Debra Cole! Head of The Spanish School

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Welcome Debra Cole, Head of The Spanish School Debra is a 25 year veteran language educator who founded the Spanish-English dual-immersion elemenary program in Beardstown, IL, successfully recruiting 50% Spanish-dominant families and 50% English-dominant families to participate.  Debra is a true instructional leader with a strong commitment to parent engagement and shared leadereship and will…

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¡Bienvenido a Alicia Rodriguez Bower!

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Join us in welcoming Alicia Rodriguez Bower as Founding Head of School for The Spanish School.  For Alicia’s professional bio, read our website.  Here she is, in her own words. I have been a proponent of foreign language education all of my life.  I have realized over the years how much communicating in other languages…

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Interpreter pause

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Wednesday evening Lisa Dorner accompanied me to a parent meeting at SSDN.  This was the first outreach meeting that we’ve done where half of the families were Spanish-speaking and half were English-speaking, and we had a simultaneous interpreter! Lisa could have easily interpreted for the Spanish-speaking families, but SSDN always has a bilingual staffer/interpreter available…

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Parents respond

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Our community outreach is well underway and I wanted to share a few of the positive responses that we’ve received from families. — You came at just the right time. Since my son was 6 months I have been thinking about where he was going to kindergarten. Just last week after much research, I had…

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