Annabelle Allen is a passionate Spanish teacher at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She taught Spanish in the Lower School at St. Martin’s last year (2015-2016). This year she has been teaching in the Middle School where she has the opportunity to see each of her students every single day. She is passionate about Middle School, though she has taught at all levels. She taught for a year in China in 2014-15 and before that taught for 4 years in Denver, Colorado, where she learned and developed her “CI” techniques. 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 a leader in her teaching methodology (Comprehensible Input) and mentors teachers throughout the nation in developing their skills in this style of language education. The summer of 2016 she traveled to Chatanooga, Tennessee for an International Language Conference (IFLT), where she was a learning lab teacher, modeling the methodology 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 boyfriend Paul and bonus-daughter Isla Rose who just turned three and LOVES all things Unicorns, fairies, and mermaids, just like her “AtDat”.
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