Grant Christopher Adams

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Just a little about me...

I was born in Reno, Nevada but raised here in California.  I have been teaching Spanish at both the high school level as well as the college level for many years.  I absolutely love Spanish, linguistically and culturally.  I am so intrigued with the second language learning process.  I love to help students open their minds to life outside of California.  The Spanish language and culture have been a key factor in who I am and how I live my life.  My wife is from Spain and we keep a very consistent “Spanish speaking only” environment at my home.  My three beautiful daughters also speak Spanish.  My wife and I spend each summer in Spain visiting her family. I have many interests/hobbies.  I love to be with my family and friends primarily.  I enjoy activities such as: travel, reading, scuba diving, running and just hanging out and enjoying a coffee with my wife. 

We live life only once…so, let’s make it count!

Education

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  • Associates Degree - American River College
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Spanish with a minor in Business Administration - CSUS
  • California BCLAD Teaching Credential - State of California Commission of Teacher Credentialing
  • Masters Degree in Spanish - CSUS
  • Certified as an AP Spanish Instructor in language and literature - College Board AP for instructors

Additional Information

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  • Invited to present in a workshop at the 15th Annual Multicultural Education Conference at CSUS Feb. 21, 2009
  • I was given an invitation to present an article I wrote at the 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. The article is titled “Tapping into effort and desire; developing your own personal methodology.”
  • I was a recipient of The National Society of High School Scholars (for teachers)
  • I established a successful Literature Reading Club among Spanish teachers in the EGUSD and RJUHSD; all of the books were entirely in Spanish.
  • I am the former department chair in the World Language Department at FHS.
  • I have participate for a number of years as Trainer of Trainers in my department (EGUSD district).
  • I received the Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Current member of ATA (American Translators Associations), CLTA (California Language Teachers Association) and FLAGS (Foreign Language Association of Greater Sacramento), NCTA (Northern California Translators Association)
  • Area 3 Writing Project – UC Davis (Attended different workshops)
  • Was invited/participated to the Vermont Writing Studio for a two week period
  • I am also trained in the TPRS language teaching strategy.