May 1st, 2020 – Edina

Dear Qué Tal Edina Families,

You are likely aware of the Governor’s decision to keep Minnesota schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the continuing concerns surrounding coronavirus. We had anticipated this would happen and will continue our distance learning without interruption until May 29th.

We are very proud of the hard work that our teachers have been doing to implement Spanish distance learning; and we are extremely grateful to parents for all you are doing with your students, at home, to stay engaged in practicing Spanish, and in supporting our program.

I recently read some comments about language learning as one of the things people are doing more of during this “shelter in place” times:

“It is a quintessentially social skill. It is an interactive skill more than a body of knowledge, acquired not so much by learning as by doing. The teacher can guide you, but you still have to work. There is no way to learn a language without time and effort. What technology does is make that effort pay off faster. Just remember the goal—interacting with native speakers in the flesh” (encourage your student to participate in our Zoom conferences!)

We will continue to work hard to create the best possible experience for our students as we navigate through these challenging circumstances together. Please connect with our teachers if your student needs assistance. We are here for you and ready to help in any way we can.

I appreciate your support and I wish you and your family health and well-being.

Stay safe!

Francisco Peschard

Related to: Covid-19