¡ Bienvenidos!
    Welcome to Spanish 2-5 at Lake Shore High School.
    My name is Laura Kowal.  This is my 20th year teaching Spanish
    and French.  I have degrees in French Language and Linguistics, Curriculum
    Design, and certifications in Spanish and grades Kindergarten-12 Second Language Education.
    I have studied abroad in Grenoble, France and Cuernavaca, Mexico.  I have
    also taught Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Pulawy, Poland and Jamestown, New York.  In the past,
    I have done adoption programs with Baker Victory Services and FANA of
    Bogota, Colombia.
    My goal is to make language learning as real-life as possible.  I hope to promote
    an understanding of the Hispanic world and cultures and to encourage students to
    love the language.