Hello. My name is Dennis Yates.
I am a native-born Oklahoman and proud of it. I graduated from
Henryetta High School in 1976. I graduated from East Central
University in 1981. I earned a master degree from Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 1984. I have studied
Greek, Hebrew and Spanish.
My lovely wife, Angela Yates, teaches in the Lindsay school system.
Together we have four children, and we are very proud of each one.
Their names are Matthew, Sarah, Joshua and Kaitlin.
English is my native language. I truly believe that the study of a
foreign language helps a person improve his or her own native language
skills. I suspect that I learned more English than Greek while studying
Greek in seminary. The similarities between Greek and Spanish are
what led me to the study of Spanish. The mastery of language is a
lifetime pursuit which no one completely masters. Every day can and
should be a learning experience.
My hope (goal) is that by successfully completing these two Spanish
courses students will not only improve their English skills, but also
have a strong foundation in the Spanish language: a foundation which
they can build upon in the future.
Thank you for visiting my information page.