Lifelong Learning at BVSD

Spanish Institute is excited to be partnering with Lifelong Learning once again for the 2015-2016 school year! Our enthusiastic teachers will be instructing 50 after-school Spanish enrichment programs in 24 elementary schools within Boulder Valley. For Kindergarten-5th grade enrichment, you can find us in Aspen Creek, Eldorado, Louisville, Eisenhower, Birch, Kohl Douglass, BCSIS and High […]

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May Featured Artist: Laura McGowan

Check out our new featured local artist, Laura McGowan! Laura is based out of Boulder, CO. She earned 3 BA’s in English, Sociology and Spanish from University of Colorado. Laura is a self-taught artist with a rainbow brain and love for the uniqueness of the world and has yet to take an art class –”I […]

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April Featured Artist: Melody Snowdon

Come by the Spanish Institute to check out some new pieces by local artist, Melody Snowdon. A selection of her work will be on display April 3- April 30 and is not to be missed! Melody is an artist who has been creating art most of her life, but strictly as a hobby until recently. […]

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Se Habla Español: Spanish in Colorado

You know that being bilingual is beneficial. But how? This is a hot topic among linguists, employers, parents, and others. As Coloradans, we don’t have to look far to find reasons to speak Spanish: Spanish is Colorado’s second most spoken language 38% of Adams County is Hispanic/Latino, according to the 2010 census Colorado’s Hispanic/Latino population […]

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The Power of Storytelling and TPRS

Storytelling is not only a wonderful childhood memory, it is also one of the most enjoyable and effective techniques to teach new languages to children.  When reading and telling stories to children, you immerse them in rich language context, which leads to higher levels of speech, literacy and comprehension. It is best to start learning […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary in Spanish!

¡Feliz día de San Patricio a nuestra comunidad fantástica! St. Patrick’s Day originated from Ireland, but continues to be celebrated world-wide with parades, traditional meals, and lots of four-leaf clovers! Here is some awesome St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary in Spanish to impress your friends and classmates as well as adding a cultural twist! marzo: March […]

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SI Academic Director presents photography collection!

The newly featured artist at Spanish Institute is our fantastic Academic director Maye Cordero! Heading up our elementary programs and teaching adult classes are two of her many talents. Maye is also a creative Graphic Designer and Photographer (The master behind our Primeros Pasos textbook)! Her passion for art and photography started when she attended […]

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