Evangelina Rodriguez

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"Evangelina Alexandra Rivas Lamarche, known by all of her students as ?Miss Ina?, pronounced ?Miss Ena?, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She has been teaching Spanish for 27 years, and during that time she developed her own conversational Spanish program ?Spanish in Action? to teach and develop in a simple, practical, and natural manner conversational patterns in children and adults in a short period of time. Her program has been established in the state of Florida in many schools and preschools throughout Palm Beach County and Martin County. She is the mother of five beautiful children that she homeschooled for most of their life. Three of them are successful professionals and the two youngest are in college. Her vibrant personality and passion for teaching, her natural approach to teach the Spanish language, and the belief that language should be approached as a whole, including all the beautiful aspects of the culture, the music, dances, the food, the social aspects and the cultural way of thinking, has made learning Spanish for children as well as adults an exciting, fun, interesting and stimulating experience. She has successfully trained many teachers under the techniques and methodology of her program and has changed the view of learning a language to become a positive experience. Her convictions that learning a language should be stimulating, exciting and fun has given her the drive and desire to write a series of books, with elements that will easily engage the child into reading and the conversational application of the concepts that are presented in each book. The first of the series ?EL DESAYUNO -BREAKFAST? has clear and to -the- point illustrations. The vocabulary, concepts and conversational application as well as the phonetic pronunciations and translation guide the child in a flowing manner to go from word and concepts right into the practical application. Her goal with these books is two-fold: 1) that every child will fall in love with the Spanish language, and 2) that their desire and enthusiasm for learning will drive them to want to become fluent in a language that has become a necessary tool in the professional and business world as well as any other line of work in our society."