Founder and Director, Musicplay, CANADA
I’ve attended two workshops on Spanish singing games with Yolanda, and have really enjoyed both! Yolanda has a really clear teaching process, and is able to teach songs and games in a new language in a way that is easy to grasp. She has done the best presentations that I’ve attended on authentic Spanish songs and games for young children.
Jackie Ubiles, Director/Owner
Little Linguists International Preschool, GEORGIA
Yolanda prepared a fantastic 3-day educational workshop for ten new teachers. In the workshop, she covered more that I could have wished for. The workshop covered music theory and language learning, as well as practical techniques and activities. The experience armed my staff with the confidence and tools to use in their every day classes.
At our school, the I’m Bilingual!® curriculum is a key component of our program. We use the music and activities on a daily basis, mostly during morning circle time, and music and movement time. The music Cd’s are wonderful and the children love the songs. As the end result, the curriculum has helped our young students acquire Spanish and French.
I would highly recommend the I’m Bilingual!® workshop. Yolanda is a wonderful presenter and engages the workshop participants thoroughly. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We are excited to have her return at some point, as well as for the next I’m Bilingual!® music CD launch!
Education Through Music Field Supervisor, NEW YORK CITY
I’ve had the pleasure of participating in two professional development sessions given by Yolanda Borrás of I’m Bilingual!®. The first was at the MENC National Conference held in Milwaukee in 2008. I was struck by her knowledge of heritage and history and how she incorporated them into such fun and interactive activities. It was clear that she was an authentic source on the subject and that she had years of real teaching experience to support it.
Our Teaching Artists found the presentation to be very helpful, and greatly appreciated her expertise-both in the area of Latin American songs and as an early childhood teacher. I also appreciated her professional manner and flexibility.
Public School Teachers
Two-day workshop in SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
• This workshop was wonderful. I feel motivated and satisfied to have had the opportunity to learn new methodologies to enrich my teaching practice and use this new knowledge with the boys and girls I teach. Thank you.
• Thanks for such and important workshop, dynamic, participatory, and thanks for all the early childhood teaching techniques you have shared with us.
• A fun, motivating and spectacular workshop! I look forward to putting this knowledge into practice so that it may reach every corner of our country. I believe it will benefit the young children that are just starting their education so that they can face the world with joy and knowledge of music and that they can grow strong and healthy. Thank you.