Hi! My name
Torres. I am 24 years old. I attend Valdosta
State University and this is my first professional semester. I am
studying in the Early
Childhood and Special Education Program. I live in the small
town of Hazlehurst, Ga. At the moment, I reside there with my husband
Jorge. I worked for 3 and 1/2 years for the Jeff Davis Board of
in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program. I served
as a Spanish and English bi-lingual translator for the school system.
This semester I had to resign my position in
order to continue my education here at VSU. When I graduate I hope to
get a teaching position in Hazlehurst.
information about my background is that I am part Caucasian and part
really enjoy learning
about both my cultures. Therefore,
one of my special interests is studying the Spanish language. I
grew up in the United States, but I have family in Mexico. I have
traveled to Mexico several times to visit my family in Cuidad del Maiz,
San Luis Potosi.
I have also spent time with my husband's family in
Cuidad Valles, San Luis Potosi. When I visit Mexico I am able to learn
about the my true Mexican heritage. In order to continue learning about
the Spanish language I would like to visit the Don Quijote
Website and the Spanish Class
Online website. These are two great websites that can be used by
Since I have decided to become a teacher, I have been
different websites to use. I really enjoy this PBS website. This website
gives teachers lots of teaching ideas. The information is
free to anyone. My favorite part about the PBS website is that it
offers lessons in every subject area. With all of the activities
available it will be easy to connect them to the GPSs.
I have enjoyed working as a paraprofessional in the
Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL). This program helps to
reinforce English to those student's who speak another language. I feel
in order to serve these students who may be in my class, I must adjust
my teaching lessons. Dave's ESL
Cafe gives lots of ideas for lessons to be taught with all
different ages. It gives great lessons for those students who may be at
the beginner's level of learning English. This website can also be used
as a review for those students who need a refresher course.
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