Mrs. Amanda Dwyer
Spanish
Phone Number

Courses Taught:

Spanish 7, Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III , Spanish IV 

Staff
Bio

Education: 

A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from Columbia-Greene Community College

B.A. Degree in Adolescent Education (7-12) with a concentration in Spanish from The College of Saint Rose

Study Abroad Program at the Universidad de Alicante (Alicante, Spain)

M.S. Degree in Education and Curriculum and Instruction with a 5-6 extension from The College of Saint Rose

Experience:

I am going into my 12th year teaching Spanish in a 7-12 setting.

This will be my 3rd year at WAJ!

 

¡Bienvenidos a la Clase de Español!

I am very excited to be able to share my love of language learning and different cultures with students at WAJ! Here, you will be able to find a lot of information about our Spanish classes and many different resources to help enhance your language learning. Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 

 

Supply List:

LOTE (Language Other Than English): 7th Grade

 

What you will need for LOTE:

·         1” 3 ring binder

·         Dividers (at least 5 – to be set up at the beginning of the year in class)

·         Loose leaf paper

·         Pens and/or Pencils

What you may want for LOTE:

·         Spanish-English Dictionary

·         Highlighters

·         Index cards (for flashcards)

 

Spanish I: 8th Grade

What you will need for Spanish I:

·         1” 3 ring binder

·         Dividers (at least 5)

·         Loose leaf paper

·         Pens and/or Pencils

·         Highlighters

What you may want for Spanish I:

·         Spanish-English Dictionary

·         Index cards (flashcards)

 

Spanish II: 9th Grade

What you will need for Spanish II:

·         1” 3 ring binder

·         Dividers (at least 5)

·         Loose leaf paper

·         Pens and/or Pencils

·         Highlighters

What you may want for Spanish II:

·         Spanish-English Dictionary

·         Index cards (flashcards)

 

 Spanish III: 10th Grade

What you will need for Spanish III:

·         1” 3 ring binder

·         Dividers (at least 5)

·         Loose leaf paper

·         Pens and/or Pencils

·         Highlighters

 

What you may want for Spanish III:

·         Spanish-English Dictionary

·         Index cards (flashcards)

 

 SA 201/202: CGCC Spanish

What you will need for SA 201/202:

·         1” 3 ring binder

·         Dividers (at least 5)

·         Loose leaf paper

·         Pens and/or Pencils

·         Highlighters

·         Index cards (flashcards)

Sample News Posts


Events

Links:

Word Reference

A great online resourse! Use this as a Spanish-English dictionary! 

http://www.wordreference.com/ 

Spanish Dictionary

Another great online dictionary! 

http://www.spanishdict.com/?scrlybrkr=26cd4570 

Duolingo

This website is a wonderful tool to learn and practice a variety of languages through fun and interactive activities. This also can be downloaded as an app for free! 

https://www.duolingo.com/ 

Conjuguemos

Practice your conjugations here! Choose between regular, irregular, or stem-changing verbs. 

https://conjuguemos.com/ 

Study Spanish

This website gives tons of free lessons or review on a variety of vocaublary and grammar for Spanish. Check out the daily word or the culture section to look at different aspects of the language and those who speak it. 

https://studyspanish.com/learn-spanish-free 

Question Words

Remember the question words (interrogatives) in Spanish. Sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDY3V3OuMEs 

Irregular Preterite Verbs

Señor Jordan sings a song (to the tune of "La Cucaracha") to teach/review the irregular conjugations of the preterite (past) tense. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXsivRHsvas 

Preterite vs. Imperfect Song

Learn/review the uses of the preterite and the imperfect sung to the tune of "Cielito Lindo". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaDYhZMUAew 

Reflexive Verbs Song

Sung to the tune of "If you´re happy and you know it". This song teaches/reviews HOW to use reflexive verbs. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYFCwIfZ-s4 

Parts of the Body (Las Partes Del Cuerpo)

Catchy tune to help learn the parts of the body in Spanish. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOg6y-Q59eM