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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. Designed for High Beginner students who’ve previously learned to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, this course will offer a review of some familiar structures and introduction to new ones that are vital for communication in a school setting.

Best suited for: Students who’ve completed Beginner 3 or higher or been recommended Beginner 4 or higher but have not yet learned both past tenses.

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

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Examples of grammar structures that may be studied:

  1. Review of verb conjugation in the present tense
  2. Reflexive verbs
  3. Usage of direct and indirect object pronouns
  4. Commands (giving instructions in Spanish)

Examples of Vocabulary covered:

  • 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