STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

John Kohler

Job Title:

Spanish Teacher

Department:

World Language

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2014

Degrees: 

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ca BA Psychology minor Latin American Studies University Of Barcelona, Barcelona Spain Hispanic Studies Certificate University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca. M.A. Education

Originally from:

San Francisco California

Why I Teach:

To open students minds to all that the Spanish speaking world has to offer

Most powerful teaching technique:

Immersion approach in all classes

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Spanish is one of the most common languages spoken in the world.

Favorite quotes:

Una persona que habla dos lengua vale por dos.

Favorite trivia:

As of 2015 native spanish speakers are the largest minority in California and soon will out number the English-as-a-first- language speakers in the state.

Recommended visual media:

Lenguas de Mariposas-wonderful movie on the Spanish civil war

Recommended reads:

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Hobbies or outside interests:

Spending time with my children, cooking, traveling