After a successful launch of their Spanish on la Granja 101 course in January, Dairy Girl Network is now re-offering the course as well as an intermediate 201 level. Both Spanish courses are completely virtual, 8-weeks long and tailored to aiding in Spanish speaking on dairy farms. 101 is a beginner course focusing on the basics like numbers, colors (leg bands), the alphabet and simple dairy focused words and phrases. The new 201 intermediate course is for those with some previous Spanish knowledge and will further skills by focusing on past and future tenses, advanced farm focused vocabulary and will improve sentence and conversational abilities
Enrollment for Spanish on la Granja 101 and 201 is now open to the public. This includes the entire dairy industry; both men and women, members and non-members. The enrollment deadline is March 16th, or until each class reaches capacity.
The Spanish on la Granja courses consist of 16 lessons over 8 weeks. One-hour long classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and recorded for students to watch when they can. Enrollment in the course includes the ability to schedule one-on-one calls or video chats with the instructor weekly for additional help as well as helpful links, games and more for curriculum reinforcement. All course links and items will be housed on the Dairy Girl Network website and students who complete the course will receive a certificate
All courses will be taught by Katie Dotterer-Pyle of Cow Comfort Inn Dairy, a farmer and Secondary Education Spanish major. Katie mentioned, “You will be amazed at how much you’ll improve your relationships with Spanish-speakers when you learn and use their language with them. It shows you appreciate them as a person and respect their culture.”
These courses are officially open to both DGN members and non-members. To sign up for a Spanish on la Granja course, please visit https://dairygirlnetwork.com/spanish-on-la-granja/.
Dairy Girl Network membership is free for all dairywomen. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dairy Girl Network, go to https://dairygirlnetwork.com/join/. It’s fast, free and easy to sign up
The Dairy Girl Network connects all women of the dairy industry, encouraging ideas and camaraderie in an effort to achieve personal and professional development. Designed as a welcoming network of passionate women involved in dairy, relationships will grow through shared experience, support and inspiration.