Sol, ESL teacher at bilingual birdies

Sol

Meet Sol! As bright as her name, Solange is also the lead singer of the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. Yes, her Spanish classes are electric! She has a special connection to young children and it shows in every guitar strum, dance move, and hug!

  • Name: Solange Prat
  • City, country you are from: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Name of college and what you studied: Escuela de Musica Contemporanea
  • How/Why is your work at BB meaningful to you: Because it gives me the opportunity to teach something that I love, language, through my passion, music and it also connects me with my roots.
  • Favorite adult band/singer in the language you teach: Hard to choose just one; Luis Alberto Spinetta, Fito Paez (Argentina) Bomba Estereo (Colombia)
  • Your special way of getting the children’s attention or unique teaching technique: I try to connect with the children through music and different sounds, melodies, songs and games. I also started blowing this very cool slide whistle that makes a funny sound and they love it.
  • One reason why you think learning a foreign language is important at a young age: Because I think that this is the moment where the brain is more prone to absorb everything and it is so much easier than doing it when you are a grown up. Talking out of personal experience… (started learning English at 6 and learning Italian at 13).
  • Favorite part of a BB class: Hugs and kisses from the kids at the beginning and end of the class!

 

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