Welcome to Spanish class! Bienvenidos a la clase de español!
My name is Herlinda Cañedo-Sosa, Spanish teacher of your child. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to the 2017 fall semester at Hugh M. Cummings High School.
I am originally from Guadalajara, México. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics. This is my fourteenth year teaching in the USA, after seven years, teaching in Mexico.
It is an honor to be able to share this school year with you. As the teacher, it is my job to introduce my students to the Spanish language and its fascinating history and vibrant culture. Learning a language is interactive, creative and fun!
As a Spanish teacher, my philosophy is simple. I care enough about my students that I am going to give them every opportunity to succeed.
By the end of the semester, they will have increased their knowledge of the Hispanic world significantly. They should continue to read and write in Spanish as well as to practice listening and speaking skills. It is also my hope that they will continue their Spanish studies so that they will be able to understand, appreciate and speak the language well. By continuing to acquire proficiency in Spanish, they will greatly increase their employment opportunities and chances of college acceptance as well.
I will be available by pre arranged appointments for any students needing additional help. Prescheduled parent/teacher conferences can also be arranged. I can be reached by email or by the school telephone.