Nate Schwartz

Nate Schwartz
Nate Schwartz taught middle school Spanish at Shipley for 6 years from 2006-2012 and continues his work in education in his current role as Director of Financial & Operational Analysis at KIPP DC. Prior to his time at Shipley, he served as a local governance consultant in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, advising small businesses, neighborhood associations, and schools. Nate holds a B.A. in international relations and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Georgetown University. He makes music for Spanish language learners as Mr. Señor.
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Music Helps Us to Remember: Learning Language and Cultural Literacy through Song

Posted by Nate Schwartz on Oct 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Do you forget much of your high school Spanish but still remember all of the Spanish-speaking countries in lyrical form, along with the tune to the song that helped you to memorize them? Will you never forget the name of Paris’s most majestic avenue, not because you visited, but perhaps because your French teacher taught you the classic tune, “Champs-Élysées,” decades back? Music helps us to remember. Many of my greatest linguistic and cultural learning experiences involve music, and while they are too plentiful to recount all of them here, I’ll share a couple…

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Topics: Cultural Fluency

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