Mr. Albert WedemeyerSpanish Teacher
Hi, My name is Albert Wedemeyer and I teach Middle School Spanish. I’ve spent six years living in South America (Venezuela and Chile) as the son of a U.S. diplomat, and then studied Spanish in High School, at the U.S. Military Academy, and has also taken some graduate level courses at the University of South Carolina.
The goal of our Spanish Program is to teach Middle School Students how to communicate both orally and in writing in Spanish, so that they will be able to converse with the numerous Hispanics in this region and hopefully be able to effectively share their Christian Faith in another language.
One of the techniques that I use to give the students an appreciation for the Hispanic Culture is that we will spend one class, approximately every 2 weeks focusing on one of the 20 countries in the world that have Spanish as their official language. The students take turns giving reports on their selected countries which include such items as: capitals and major cities, history, politics, religion, current events, exports, celebrities, geography and food. In addition, they learn about these countries by looking at my Stamps and coins/bills from that country, as well as becoming familiar with the Country’s Flag and Mottos.
The 6th Grade Textbook is Spanish for the Christian Student by Mr. Johnny Rife and has a heavy emphasis on mission as Mr. Rife has been on several mission trips to Latin America. Most of the chapters have Christian Songs in Spanish and a Bible Memory Verse to encourage the students in their Christian walk.
The 7th and 8th Grade textbook is ¿Cómo te va? (How’s it going?) and is an excellent fullow-on to Mr. Rife’s book that covers almost half of what is taught in Spanish 1 in High School, so it will be quite challenging for the students.