Dale Gamache

2020 MassHOPE Convention Speaker

Speaker Bio

Dale Gamache has over 35 years of experience teaching the Spanish language. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in the Volusia County, FL school system, including the past 29 years at Seabreeze High.

Señor Gamache and his family established a private Spanish language after-school program instructing hundreds of elementary and middle school students –  public, private, and homeschooled – in the Daytona Beach, FL area and developing the La Clase Divertida DVD curriculum while teaching these classes. Their program has reached tens of thousands of families around the world. He and his wife Robin have also developed a survival Spanish computer program in conjunction with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, focusing on missions for adults. Sr. Gamache instructs high school students from all over the country through live internet classrooms for high school Spanish I, II, and III credit.
He has been a featured speaker on Foreign Language Acquisition at both homeschool and public school conventions throughout the country.

Speaker Workshops

Teaching Foreign Language At Home Is Important and Achievable

While most parents are familiar with and feel somewhat confident teaching the 3-R’s to their children, very few feel that same confidence with Foreign Language instruction.  Dale Gamache will answer many of the questions heard repeatedly during nearly 40 years of Spanish instruction of children ages 4-18, and 15 years of homeschooling. We will also discuss the changes that are happening in the computer age to High School Foreign Language instruction, and which credits are acceptable to colleges and universities. We will share research on this very important topic in this interesting and informative workshop.

Online Courses: How To Choose a Program AND Be Successful as Well

Online courses are a great tool to teach the courses that you don’t feel comfortable or competent teaching. Your child needs to be prepared for a different type of learning experience. This talk will focus on what the parent should look for in an online course, what types to avoid, and how to guide your child during the course to assure a successful completion.

Which Foreign Language Courses Will Be Accepted by Colleges and Universities?

All foreign language programs are not equal in the eyes of college admissions offices. This talk will help you to decide what type of foreign language instruction will and won’t pass muster with the admissions board BEFORE you start high school language learning.

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