Spanish: 2019-2020

Ms. Jennifer Kober

Phone: 510-724-0242 x113


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Ms. Jennifer Kober


My name is Jennifer Kober, the 5th-8th grade Spanish Teacher. I’d like to introduce myself and give you an overview of the program.  I joined the St. Joseph Staff in February 2003 after relocating back to the Bay Area from several years of living abroad. I spent many years in Barcelona, Spain as a language teacher working with both children and adults. 

While abroad, I also studied at the University of Barcelona, earning a diploma in Hispanic Studies.  I gained a deep appreciation for Hispanic culture. As a result, I like to incorporate topics such as music, geography, and cultural traditions into the curriculum. I feel very fortunate to have found a place at St. Joseph working in a subject in which I truly enjoy.  Recently I have had the opportunity to travel to the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, and Mexico.

As a foreign language teacher, I feel it is essential to create interest and curiosity in the classroom. Therefore, I hope students not only enjoy the experience, but understand what it means to have the opportunity to acquire a second language and how it may benefit them in the future. We practice reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking through a variety of activities. Homework is assigned regularly as a review of what is practiced in class and is expected to be completed for the following class meeting.

Please feel free to email with any questions. I look forward to working with you!

Muchas gracias,

-Jennifer Kober