Grades Taught: 9, 10, 11 & 12
Courses Taught: French I & II, Honors French III & AP French IV
German I & II, Honors German III & AP German IV
Room Number: D101
Mr. Hastings is originally from a small town in northern Colorado. He joined the
Florence district after graduating from Arizona State University in 2005. He enjoys travelingall over the world. His favorite place to visit is the country of Austria, and he hopes that
his students can one day experience it for themselves!
French and German at PBHS are taught using the TPRS method: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.
Students learn their second language much the way they learned their first: by listening to and reading the language as much as possible. Compared to traditional language teaching methods, TPRS employs less direct grammar instruction. The focus is on providing comprehensible input, or language that the student can readily understand.
You can learn more about TPRS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TPR_Storytelling .Mr. Hastings will make himself available to meet with parents any time. Please call or email to set up a time to meet. Thank you!