Dale Gamache has over 35 years of experience teaching the Spanish language. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in the Volusia County, FL school system, including the past 29 years at Seabreeze High.
Señor Gamache and his family established their own private Spanish language after-school program where they taught public, private, and homeschool children in the Daytona Beach, FL area. They have instructed hundreds of elementary and middle school students in these after-school programs. They developed the La Clase Divertida DVD curriculum while teaching these classes. Their program has reached tens of thousands of families all over the world. He and his wife Robin have also developed a survival Spanish computer program in conjunction with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes with a focus on missions for adults. Sr. Gamache instructs high school students from all over the country live through internet classrooms for high school Spanish I, II, and III credit.
Sr. Gamache has been a featured speaker on Foreign Language Acquisition at both homeschool and public school conventions throughout the country.
Dale and his wife Robin live in the Daytona Beach area and have one daughter, Erin (Jason) and a grandson, Jensen, born in 2014.
While most parents are familiar with and feel somewhat confident teaching the 3-R’s to their children, very few feel that same confidence with Foreign Language instruction. In my workshop, I hope to answer many of the questions that I have heard repeatedly during my nearly 40 years of Spanish instruction of children ages 4-18 and my 15 years of homeschooling. I will also discuss the changes that are happening in the computer age to High School Foreign Language instruction and which credits are acceptable to colleges and universities. I will share my research on this very important topic in this interesting and informative workshop.
*What is the best age to start teaching a foreign language?
*What language should I teach? *Should I teach Greek, Latin or some other language?
*How can I teach a language that I don’t know myself?
*What should I look for in a language program?
*How can I help my children become fluent in a language?
* How can I teach Foreign Language to my highschooler at home?
*Do my children need a foreign language to graduate from high school or to be accepted at a community college or university?
Online courses are a great tool to teach the courses that you don’t feel comfortable or competent teaching. Your child needs to be prepared for a different type of learning experience. This talk will focus on what the parent should look for in an online course, what types to avoid and how to guide your child during the course to assure them a successful completion.