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Spanish For Agriculture

Do you work in Agriculture?

How are your Spanish-speaking skills?

The United States has the 2nd largest Spanish-speaking population in the world and 80% of the agricultural workforce speak Spanish!

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AgvoKate's Spanish Courses Will Help You:

Build Confidence

Jumpstart your ability to speak Spanish in personal and work settings! This course will help you build your confidence in your Spanish language skills.

Communicate Clearly

End the Span-glish Game of Charades! This course will help you accurately and efficiently communicate with native Spanish speakers with thoroughly explained grammatical concepts.

Have Fun!

This is a fun zone! Learn through engaging lessons with creative and fun online curriculum and resources. (Katie may or may not sing/dance😊 ) 

I created this course for two reasons:

1.

To share what I have learned while working with Spanish speakers in agriculture

2.

To show how fun learning Spanish really is!

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Enrollment for courses

Registration Closed
for Fall Session

Winter Course Registration Will Open in December

Course Options

*Classes are live but recorded so you can learn when convenient for you

 

 

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BEGINNERS
Live Class Time:
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Spanish for Dairy/Ag

CLOSED
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BEGINNERS
Course Not Available

Spanish for Poultry

CLOSED
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BEGINNERS
Course Not Available

Spanish for Swine

CLOSED
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INTERMEDIATE
Live Class Time:
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Spanish for Dairy/Ag

CLOSED
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INTERMEDIATE
Recent Live Recordings
(accessible week by week)

Spanish for Poultry

CLOSED
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INTERMEDIATE
Course Not Available

Spanish for Swine

CLOSED

Course You Want Not Available?

Courses are offered depending on demand. Please specify which course you are interested in taking.

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Which Level Is Right For Me?

You may be ready for the Intermediate Course if you are able to: ​

🗣 Conjugate regular and irregular verbs

⡿‍ Count from 0 - 1 million

Use the present tense well

🛈 Distinguish the difference between ser and estar

 

Still aren't sure? Email me to discuss further: katiedotterer@agvokate.com

Course Outline/About

  • How is this course run?
    The First 8 Weeks ​ 100% online, live but recorded classes The lessons are recorded and available for your convenience throughout the course If you are unable to join the live lesson, you will be able to watch the recorded video afterwards​ You will have password-protected access to the videos during your subscription to the course ​ 8 weeks (16 total lessons: live but recorded) Two, one-hour classes per week Classes are interactive with in-class work and participation Homework is assigned for reinforcement of the material Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course after submitting the final assessment ​ Learn at Your Own Pace (but be disciplined) After the first 8 weeks of live but recorded lessons, students have an additional 6 weeks to catch up, re-watch lessons, and simply learn at their own pace​ This includes access to all content on the learning portal as well as access to your instructor
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of the Beginners Course, students will be confidently able to: Form simple sentences/phrases in the present tense both verbally and in written form Conjugate verbs in the present tense and present progressive They work​ They are working Correctly pronunciate vowels, consonants and Spanish-specific sounds Audibly comprehend vocabulary, sentences and phrases Have an extensive library of pertinent industry vocabulary and lingo Understand cultural differences and how that impacts behavior in Spanish-speaking cultures By the end of the Intermediate Course, students will be confidently able to: ​ Form sentences and phrases in present, past and future tenses, both verbally and in written form. Conjugate verbs in preterite past tense, imperfect past tense, and future tense. For example: I worked. (preterite/simple past I was working. (imperfect past) I will work tomorrow. (future) Know how to correctly use the word "it"- for direct and indirect objects Continually build on library of Spanish vocabulary and lingo Understand more cultural concepts and regional differences
  • What Exactly Will I Learn?
    The Basics Alphabet, numbers, colors, articles, subject pronouns, verbs, months, days, weather, greetings, prepositions, etc. How to conjugate common verbs Industry Specific A new vocabulary list will be provided every week tailored specifically to the dairy, swine or poultry segments of the agriculture industry, depending on which course you select Culture Learn how to be more inclusive by understanding cultural concepts such as holidays, customs, regional differences, etc.
  • What resources will be provided to help me?
    Registered students will have access to: ​ Primary Resources Access to 16 hours of live and/or recorded video lessons, including fun songs and interactive activities Applicable practice during class with practical examples to help you communicate faster ​ Secondary Resources Pre-made digital flashcards of all the vocabulary Practice and homework worksheets Industry specialized vocabulary lists Online supportive games that Katie has created Links to trusted supplemental videos and resources Homework and Practice Materials Homework is assigned for practice and reinforcement of the material after each Thursday class. You can expect to invest a minimum of 1 hour per week on homework, plus the time you need to memorize the vocabulary. Personal Instruction/Support Students are encouraged to email the instructor with questions that arise during homework and practice. Katie is also available to schedule one-on-one time for additional help
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Your instructor

About Katie

  • Lifelong dairy farmer

  • Worked with Spanish speakers in the dairy industry for 15+ years

  • Degrees in Secondary Education, Spanish and Business Management and Marketing

  • Former Spanish teacher in Middle and High School for 4+ years

  • Previous Adjunct Professor of Agricultural Spanish at SUNY Cobleskill

  • Developed curriculum and instructed  ag specific online courses for 5+ years

  • ESL- English as a Second Language certified

  • Study abroad experience in Panama and Mexico

  • 2008 Employer of the Year (Dotterer Dairy) from The PA Department of Education Migrant Education Program

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See What Students Are Saying!

Students are from all parts of the U.S. and Canada and consist of veterinarians, farmers, industry professionals and representatives,  etc.

How can I make sure I get the most out of the course?

Learning a language is not a passive activity. Continuous and consistent effort is required. You get out of it what you put into it.

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  • Attend the live lessons held twice a week.

  • Each lesson provides a fun, interactive experience led by the instructor.​

*If attending live class times isn’t possible, be sure to watch the recordings.

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"I feel I have learned more than any other class, tape, cd, book or any other method I have tried, and this has been going on for almost 50 years. Your teaching approach is infectious, and the computer apps and tests are very helpful. Thank you so much!"

- Jim M., Nutritionist

Get in touch

Questions? Contact Katie katiedotterer@agvokate.com

Winter Session Dates TBD

Registration will open in December

Credit

This is a non-credit course but you do get a pretty sweet certificate at the end of the course!

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