• Sra. Houck           Rm. 809

    Exploratory and Middle School Spanish


    Welcome to Spanish class.  My name is Mrs. Despina Houck and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach you about the Spanish language and culture.  I teach two 7th grade Exploratory Spanish classes and one 8th grade Middel School Spanish class.  This will be my 15th year teaching at Lower Dauphin. I graduated from Lebanon Valley College and studied abroad at El Colegio de Salamanca in Spain. I have three very active children and in my free time, I enjoy attending and volunteering for their school and athletic events.  

     Course goals for the Exploratory Spanish class include:

    • Listen to and understand vocabulary
    • Clearly pronounce the Spanish language
    • Communicate in simple spoken and written Spanish
    • Read simple Spanish
    • Understand and appreciate the culture and people of Spanish-speaking countries

    Course goals for the Middle School Spanish class include:

    Students completing this course are eligible to take any level I language at the high school.  Students should be prepared to actively participate.  A mid-term exam will be given at the end of the second marking period and a cumulative final exam will occur at the end of the year.  When you have successfully completed this course, you will be able to:

    • understand a simple conversation in Spanish
    • sustain a simple spoken conversation in Spanish
    • create simple original dialogues in Spanish
    • write sentences and simple compositions using correct grammatical construction
    • read the target language with basic comprehension and answer content-based questions
    • understand and appreciate the culture and people of the Spanish-speaking countries 

    Please feel free to contact me at any time throughout the school year with questions, concerns, and/or comments.

    Email: dhouck@ldsd.org

    Phone: 717-566-5310