I am Señora Martella and I will be teaching Spanish 1 this year. My class is perfect for beginning level Spanish-speakers and students who have never taken Spanish before. We will be learning basic Spanish words and phrases, grammar and culture from Spain, Latin America and South America.
I am excited to begin your journey with you on your way to learning new language! Together we will make it a great year and build a solid foundation for learning this amazing language. Please feel free to contact me with and questions or concerns and, as with all new speakers, please do not be afraid to try!
Email is the best way to contact me, with the quickest response at: amartell at goaj.org
OR you can call my classroom before or after school hours and leave me a message at:
(480)982-1110 extension 5286
My Class Schedule
1st Hour Spanish 1 6:50 am – 8:02 am
2nd Hour Spanish 1 8:08 am – 9:25 am
3rd Hour Spanish 1 9:31 am – 10:43 am
4th Hour Spanish 110:49 am – 12:01pm
B Lunch 12:01 pm – 12:31 pm
5th Hour PREP 12:37 pm – 1:49 pm
6th Hour Spanish 11:55 pm – 3:07 pm
My name is Señora Alysha Martella. I was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. I graduated from Gilbert High School in 2006 (yes that was 10 years ago!). I went to college at the University of Arizona from 2006-2010 for my undergraduate studies. After I graduated with undergraduate degree, I moved to Costa Rica to learn how to speak Spanish. I lived with a family that did not speak any English for 6 months while I attended a language school to help me transition to life in Costa Rica. With some studying and a lot of mistakes, I was able to become fluent 6 months later.
Here is a fun little video about learning English vs. learning Spanish: