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Dean of Training, The Prepared Montessorian

Mariana Serralde is our Senior Trainer. Mariana has been a Montessori educator for more than 20 years, working as a Children’s House Guide, Head of School, Montessori Mentor and currently as a Senior Montessori Trainer. She holds an AMI Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Second Language Learning. Her passion for Montessori and diverse experience across the world brings about an empathetic approach to spreading Montessori pedagogy. Mariana has worked and supported several teachers and schools throughout her journey, including bilingual Montessori environments at all levels and collaborating in the development of a dual-language Montessori model for one of the first public dual-language Montessori schools.

Aprendiendo un segundo idioma en el ambiente Montessori  (Learning a Second Language in the Montessori Environment) SPN

Aprende como el ambiente Montessori propicia la enseñanza de un segundo idioma de forma orgánica y natural. Cuales son los retos que tiene la guía en un ambiente bilingüe y las técnicas mas efectivas para el éxito de un ambiente bilingüe. Discutiremos las consideraciones que debemos tener, especialmente al enseñar la lectoescritura en un idioma no fonético como lo es el idioma ingles.  

Learn how the Montessori environment encourages the teaching of a second language in an organic way. We will talk about the challenges that the guide can have in a bilingual environment and the most effective techniques for the success of a bilingual environment. We will discuss the considerations we should have, especially when teaching literacy in a non-phonetic language such as the English language.  

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