Hi parents and students.
My name is Mark Ernst and I'm excited to be introducing your students to the Spanish language. I studied the language in Costa Rica for one year before serving 19 years in Mexico as a missionary. There, of course, daily speaking and public speaking helped me advance my understanding of the language and of Latin American culture. For those familiar with Mexico, we lived in a village (Arteaga) outside the city of Saltillo, Coahuila. In addition to Costa Rica and Mexico, I have also traveled and taught in Nicaragua, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
I love both the language and the culture and hope to communicate that to my students and to inspire in them that love for Spanish. I'm looking forward to a great year at ELMS.