Instructor’s Blog Posts

Sra. Lamolinara’s Spanish-Speaking Countries Project

In my live classes, we speak Spanish, recite Bible verses and read stories in Spanish, and learn Spanish grammar using a variety of activities. Outside of class, students are assigned written and listening comprehension homework to practice the skills they are...

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Freshman 101: Why Should I Take an Online Course Now?

Many colleges, universities, and high schools are now offering online courses in addition to traditional classroom courses. Virtual learning offers several advantages over traditional learning. Below are five benefits of taking online courses while still in high...

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Six Tips For Spanish Language Proficiency

How to become proficient in Spanish “I studied Spanish and got an ‘A’, but I don’t remember anything.” This sentiment expresses what many of us feel about high school foreign language study. No one will ever achieve language proficiency by simply going to a foreign...

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DIANA LAMOLINARA

Instructor

 

Diana is a native speaker of Spanish who has lived in the Spanish-speaking countries of Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Spain. She also spent several years living in Italy, where she studied Italian. A few years after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Business Administration, Mrs. Lamolinara accepted a part-time job teaching Spanish. She loved it so much that she went back to the University of Maryland and got a BA in Foreign Language Education.

Since then (over 25 years), Diana has been teaching Spanish to students in all levels from Pre School to AP. She has tutored individual students and has taught in public and private schools, homeschool coops/tutorials and, most recently, in an online academy.

In addition to teaching, Diana enjoys reading, exercising, cooking and taking long walks with her dog in the woods around her house. The Lord has blessed Diana and her husband with four children and three grandchildren.

THANKS FOR ALWAYS WORKING WITH ME

You have been so kind to our family and such a good teacher.Thanks for always working with me!  [Student] said this week she would really miss you as a teacher.
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T22:27:39+00:00
You have been so kind to our family and such a good teacher.Thanks for always working with me!  [Student] said this week she would really miss you as a teacher. FROM A PARENT

YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH AN EXCELLENT TEACHER

Muchas gracias, Sra!  You have been such an excellent teacher, and I will definitely recommend you for anyone looking to take Spanish... Thank you so much for the way you specifically helped me as an individual student this semester.
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-23T22:29:20+00:00
Muchas gracias, Sra!  You have been such an excellent teacher, and I will definitely recommend you for anyone looking to take Spanish... Thank you so much for the way you specifically helped me as an individual student this semester. FROM A STUDENT

YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND PATIENT

Thanks again so much for helping me out this morning. I was thinking the other night how much I've enjoyed your class and what a wonderful teacher you've been. I'm not the best at Spanish ;), but you've always been very helpful and patient. In class, you're cheerful and explain the material very well, so even someone who struggles with languages (like me) can understand the concept.
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-23T22:26:52+00:00
Thanks again so much for helping me out this morning. I was thinking the other night how much I've enjoyed your class and what a wonderful teacher you've been. I'm not the best at Spanish ;), but you've always been very helpful and patient. In class, you're cheerful and explain the material very well, so even someone who struggles with languages (like me) can understand the concept. FROM A STUDENT

SO THANKFUL FOR YOUR EXPERTISE

I am so thankful for your expertise—not only in Spanish but in teaching as well.  All three of our children have thoroughly enjoyed your classes and speak so highly of you. Thank you for all you do!

FROM A PARENT
2018-05-01T18:11:36+00:00
I am so thankful for your expertise—not only in Spanish but in teaching as well.  All three of our children have thoroughly enjoyed your classes and speak so highly of you. Thank you for all you do! FROM A PARENT

THE EXTRA ATTENTION GOES A LONG WAY

Thank you so much.  I really appreciate all your input and your willingness to go that extra mile with your students. The extra attention goes a long way.
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T22:28:27+00:00
Thank you so much.  I really appreciate all your input and your willingness to go that extra mile with your students. The extra attention goes a long way. FROM A PARENT