Spanish for Grades K-8

Students in 6th grade receive instruction in Spanish once a week, while students in grades 7 and 8 receive instruction twice a week. Students are exposed to many facets of the Spanish language, including vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Cultural experiences are a hallmark of the Spanish language program. Students also have an opportunity to dine in an authentic Mexican restaurant and learn first-hand about the cuisine from the chef/owner.

Vanessa Thompson
spanish@saintmarys.us

Vanessa H Thompson is an assistant professor of Spanish at the Community College of Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Mexicali, Baja California, México. She completed her higher education at San Diego State University. She joined the institution in 2013 after working as a Spanish Instructor in Southern California for 10 years. In 2012, she was invited by the Dallas Community College District, as a visiting scholar. She came to Philadelphia the following year and decided to make this city her new home. She is proudly a member of ACTFL and keeps herself informed with the up-to-date methodologies for language learners. She has a wonderful reputation among her students and truly enjoys teaching.

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