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Exploring Languages: ASL & Spanish

Course Description: In this class, your 1st-3rd grade student will be introduced to the languages French and Spanish. You can expect your student to learn some of the basics of each language such as: the alphabet, colors, family names, simple vocabulary, day-to-day terms and common phrases used in everyday conversations. Lessons will be reinforced through fun games and applying what they have learned through in-class conversation. This will be a fun, interactive class with little homework.


Copy/supply fee: $20 ($10 to be paid to the coordinating teacher at Orientation or the first day class is attended)
Tuition: $330 ($33.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $37/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)


Instructors: Lilly Da Silva (first semester) & Jeanette Gratz (second semester)

My name is Jeannette Gratz and I have been involved in the Deaf Community for over 20 years. As the mother of Deaf twins, I am a firm believer that ASL makes the world a better place. It is an important language that bridges the gap between the Deaf Community and the hearing community. ASL is such an important language to me and plays a huge role in my home life, professional life, and even my ministry as the Deaf Ministry pastor at my church, Southside Church. I am thankful for the calling to share life & Jesus with this special group of people and I look forward to sharing their language with your children as well.


¡Hola! My name is Lilly Da Silva, I was born in Nyack, New York, but was raised in San José, Costa Rica for 15 year where I learned my Spanish and accent. I have being married to my best friend and hero Kenneth for 26 years. I praise the Lord for the honor to have homeschooled our 3 children, Bryant, Brendan, and Bianca for 17 years. I have tutored Spanish at home, co-ops, private tutoring, and have translated for clients and staff as needed at the PRC. As a former youth minister, I mentored them to reach out to others and to also be still and hear God’s heart beat. I have volunteered at the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol at the Southside Composite Squadron, as the squadron photographer and closet manager which gave me the opportunity to work with cadets. I’m excited about the 2019 - 2020 school year at Bridge Academy!


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