Phone: (916) 782-3781 ext. 2732
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, UC Davis in Spanish/Latin American Literature Bachelor of Arts, UC Davis in International Relations National Board Certification-World Languages/Spanish BCLAD
Ms. Evelyn Smith
I first acquired Spanish as a exchange student to Cuenca, Ecuador at age 16. I have also studied and lived in the cities of Cuernavaca and Zacatecas, in Mexico. I have taught Spanish for over twenty years using the Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling method (TPRS). I have also taught Spanish Immersion Social Studies and Spanish for Native Speakers.
My goal is to open a window for my students through which they may see and understand the real world better. After all, that is what being proficient in another language is all about.
In my time away from school, I being at home with my family and my pets. When I have the opportunity, I also enjoy hiking in the Sierras or the beach with my son, salsa dancing and traveling. Next stop: The Czech Republic and Eastern Europe!