¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español!
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Tennessee (1994) - Bachelor of Arts [Spanish & World Business w/ Minor in Portuguese] Milligan College -Master of Education (2012) -Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (2019)
Dr. Jan M. Zuehlke
My vision is to encourage and inspire students to use the Spanish language and cultural skills acquired in class to become future architects of social and cultural bridges in the society they choose to live in.
This is my seventh year teaching Spanish at Daniel Boone. Before becoming a teacher I was a Senior Marketing Representative in the business world. I traveled all over the world with my business career establishing new markets and maintaining relationships for various companies. I had the opportunity to visit many countries throughout Latin America, Asia, and Europe. During my extensive international travels, I had the chance to immerse myself in their cultures and languages. Sharing my experiences with students provides them the chance to understand the importance of languages and cultures around the world.
I attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for my undergraduate studies in Spanish & World Business with a Portuguese minor. Later I returned to further my education at Milligan College by completing a Masters of Education in 2012 and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership in 2019.
PREPARING FOR CLASS
TN World Language Standards
Curriculum and Instruction are designed per the TN State Modern Langauge Standards and The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The focus is on proficiency using the Spanish language to enable students the skills necessary to communicate in authentic daily situations.
World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages - Language Standards
- Folder or binder (must be a 3-pronged folder or 3-ring binder)
- Notebook paper
- Spanish dictionary (optional - one provided in the classroom as needed)
- School email
- Canvas login and password
- Quizlet Account (create for free www.quizlet.com)
*Logins and passwords are student responsibility
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Spanish is your ticket to the world. When you speak a different language, you can travel to places you have only read about, the globe becomes your job market, and you can communicate with people whose lives are completely different from yours! Together, we will journey through lots of vocabulary and grammar topics, take a pause at interesting cultural places, and SPEAK, READ, and WRITE lots of Spanish!