• 19 March 2020

    Hello students!

    It's possible that by now you have read my message via email, Google Classroom or from your partents. But in case you haven't, I am posting below a copy of the plans and instructions for the next few weeks. The message includes new Google Classoom codes, as well as the sign-ups for Remind. Stay safe and please feel free to communicate with me. 
     

    18 March 2020

    Hello students!

    I hope you and your families are all safe and healthy. I miss spending time with you and hope that you have remained connected to Spanish is some way. Tomorrow you will be able to log into the District's Google Classroom. Under the current instructions, teachers will not be using their individual Google Classrooms for activities, so the District GC will be the place to go if you are able to go online for practice activities and resources. However, I will still use our GC to send you messages and to share information. If you have not signed up for Remind, please do so if you can, so you can have even more ways to send and receive information. The join code for your class will be shared in the GC. In the meantime, please email me if you have any questions. Stay safe!

    -Sr. Torres
    CT ¡Hola! Welcome to my Seaholm web page. Here you will learn about me, as well as about the courses that I am currently teaching. The 2019/20 school year is my 24th year in the classroom, 16th year at Birmingham Public Schools, 15th at Seaholm, and 14th as World Language Department Head. As a teacher, I believe in an Instructed Second Language Acquisition approach to language learning. In my opinion, this approach is ideal for high-school students. It combines natural acquisition of the language with direct instruction of vocabulary and grammar structures. Developmentally, secondary-school students are at the crossroads between the analytical adult, and the child who learns through imitation. Instead of asking students to commit to one style of learning, the ISLA approach addresses both styles, thus reaching the whole child.
     
    Contact: ctorres@birmingham.k12.mi.us • (248) 203-3786
     
    IMPORTANT LINKS  
    Accents and symbols   http://sites.psu.edu/symbolcodes/windows/codealt/
    Vistas   https://www.vhlcentral.com/
    Google Classroom  http://classroom.google.com 
    Seesaw  http://www.seesaw.com
    Español AP  https://myap.collegeboard.org/login 

    remind • Course reminders
    • Announcements
    • Polls and file sharing
    • Learning tips and practice items
    Please see Sr. Torres for the class code.
     
    What happened to the Twitter account?
    The class Twitter account has been converted to a World Language Department account?
    Want to check it out? Go to twitter.com/SeaholmWL.
     
    Want to review the concept of verbs?
    Watch this video from Prof. Jason.