Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Robert Swanson
Hello, and welcome to the DRMS Spanish web page! I am new to the school, but not to teaching, having over 10 years of experience at the middle and high school levels, as well as a couple of years teaching in the virtual school environment. I am National Board Certified and have taught Spanish, French, Latin, and ESL along with History, Economics, and Psychology. I hope you'll enjoy learning Spanish, and that you will get used to using it a little bit almost every day: that's how you'll make progress! Check out the links provided to brush up on what you've already learned, or to explore new material. My experience is that no one "system" will give you everything you need...so instead of spending too much time searching for it, just take in whatever you can, however you can, and use your new skills as soon as you can! Vocabulary is like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, and grammar skills help you put those pieces together. So whatever you prefer to focus on, just do SOMETHING in Spanish today, and the rest will eventually follow!