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Spanish for Educators - Level 1

Spanish for educators and teachersCourse Description: This unique Spanish immersion course is specially designed for teachers and others in the education field who wish to improve their ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking students and their families. Expanding your Spanish skills in this workplace-focused context will help you to interact with and encourage Spanish-speaking students as well as to engage their families and motivate them to be involved with the school and their child's education. With a focus on relevant vocabulary and communicative practice, this highly interactive course will boost your confidence in having basic conversations in a school setting! Classes will follow a well-designed, yet flexible, curriculum and will include ample opportunity for conversation and fun role-play activities in order to reinforce your comprehension and speaking skills.

Spanish level requirement: This Beginner course is designed for students who have completed at least Beginner 2 or have some experience studying Spanish and can communicate in the present tense.

*Talk to your school principal about getting professional development units (PDUs) for participating in this course!

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Structures Covered1:

1. Review of nouns & adjectives
2.  Review of verb conjugation in the present tense
3. Review of the Uses of “ser” and “estar”
4. Reflexive verbs
5. “Ir a” for the future and “if” clauses

Possible Vocabulary Topics:

  • Greetings, conversation starters, and politeness
  • School subjects, grade levels, and achievement
  • People who work in the school
  • Student progress and grades
  • Behavior issues, learning challenges
  • Words for encouragement
  • Emotional health, addressing challenges at home

1The topics covered in this class are subject to change and can be modified according to the ability level and learning goals of students enrolled.