Avon Habla

Courtesy Spanish Classes

All Town full-time Town of Avon employees are now expected to complete two 1.5 hour classes focused on Courtesy Spanish. Classes are held during the Monday - Friday workweek at Avon Town Hall. Upon completion of both classes, employees will be awarded an Avon Habla completion certificate.

Maestro de Español, Avon Habla (Avon Habla’s Spanish Instructor)

Señor John J. Martin is Eagle County Schools’ Spanish Teacher at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.  When he first arrived at VSSA, there was no Spanish language program, and he developed their curriculum and taught their classes.  Today, this grade 6-12 magnet school has Spanish levels 1-5, as well as a Spanish AP class offering.  Señor Martin has his Bachelor’s in Spanish Language and Literature from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.  In addition to his undergrad education Spanish, he lived in Mexico and also lived and worked in Spain.  He and his wife make their home here in the Eagle Valley.

Fluency Exams

Employees may opt to take two levels of fluency exam: One for conversational fluency (focused on speaking and listening) and one for full fluency, which will include speaking, listening, reading and writing.