Language Acquisition through CI and OWL strategies
Author: La Maestra Loca
Annabelle Allen is a passionate Spanish teacher at St. Martin's Episcopal School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is Louisiana's Foreign Language Teacher of the Year!!! (2018) She taught Spanish in the Lower School at St. Martin's (2015-2016). She now teaches in the middle school where she feels her strength is in teaching. She taught for a year in China in 2014-15 and before that taught for 4 years in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys helping students of ALL ages ACQUIRE the Spanish language, rather than just learn it. Her goal for her students, children and adults is communication. She is considered an leader in her teaching methodology and mentors teachers throughout the nation in developing their skills in this style of language education. Throughout the year she travels to State, regional, national and international conferences, where she is a learning lab teacher, Coach, mentor and presenter, modeling the CI method for teachers from all over the world. In her free time Annabelle enjoys traveling the world and blogging about her travels. She also loves eating! Anything and everything, even duck tongue and sheep brain! Her favorite thing in the world is spending time with her family, and picnicking with her fiancé Paul, and future step- daughter Isla Rose.