If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒Nelson Mandela

During LCAP development and subsequent conversation, many employees have expressed an interest in learning Spanish or increasing their Spanish language skills. NUSD offers the following option and information for developing or increasing Spanish skills:

  • Reimbursement for ONE college course



  • Learn real-life conversation skills
  • Speak correctly and with confidence
  • Actually remember it!
  • Go at your own pace
  • Explore what interests you
  • Learn on the go

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“I love Duolingo much better than Rosetta Stone, so far anyway. It is fun! What I really like is that it starts you out by testing to see where you are so you can start where you need to. I already have some Spanish background but hope to become fluent, so this is helpful. I enjoy it and it has you set goals. Mine is 20 minutes each day. Thank you for sharing this tool, I would recommend it to others.”
– Collette (NUSD employee)


NUSD staff can receive reimbursement for the tuition of one Spanish class at the College of Marin. The course must be taken during the CURRENT school year, and passed with a “C” or better. Available courses can be found on the following websites:

Please complete a reimbursement form, attach your enrollment receipt and final grade, and submit to Cyndee Cannon (HR) at the District Office or at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: Employees who opt for tuition reimbursement are not eligible for Professional Development credit.