Cecilia Henson, High school

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." (Nelson Mandela)

I am originally from Bolivia, South America and  have been teaching Spanish at Liberty for over seven years. My goal is to teach students real and practical language skills to be able to communicate effectively and successfully with Spanish speakers all over the world.  The Spanish classroom is a safe place where students can practice and improve their new vocabulary everyday.  We practice listening and oral skills and  try to use a variety of resources involving all our senses.However, we don't stop in the classroom. The goal is to practice what we learn in real life settings such as in a Hispanic restaurant, on a mission trip, and wherever we have the opportunity to use the language.

I believe that when we learn a language we also  have the privilege of learning about other cultures and new worldviews. My desire is to expand my students' knowledge about other places in the world: their beauty, their costumes, their foods, and of course their need to know the love and salvation of our God. What a wonderful privilege to be able to share the Good News in Spanish!

...I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9-10
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