aLlison chang, spanish
I obtained my B.A. in Spanish from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. During that time I also studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. After college, I returned to my hometown of Chico, and received my Multiple Subject BCLAD (Bilingual, Crosscultural, and Language Development) teaching credential from CSU, Chico. After receiving my teaching credential at Chico State, I also received my M.A. in Education as well. I began my teaching career in Sonoma County, where I taught fourth grade in a Spanish Dual Immersion Program. When my husband and I relocated to Chico, I began teaching English Language Development (ELD) and art at Nord Country School. This was followed by five wonderful years of teaching third grade at NCS. After my children were born, I transitioned to teaching in the Spanish classroom in 2018. It has been a joy to teach Spanish to students from kindergarten through fifth grade. I believe that learning Spanish happens best in settings that are fun and engaging. In my classroom I implement Comprehensible Input Strategies, which focus on teaching language for communication in real world contexts. I love being able to share my love of Spanish language, and the many cultures around the world where Spanish is spoken. In addition to teaching, I am also a mom to Abby and Tanner, and I enjoy spending time with them and my husband Brian. Some of my favorite things to do include traveling (especially to countries where Spanish is spoken), cooking, swimming, and spending time outdoors.