Spanish for Teachers

The program is designed for teachers who have Latino students in their classes and have the need to learn or improve their Spanish to facilitate communication with their students and the families of their students. For the first three hours of class, the student follows the general program:

 


The program is divided in the following manner:

  • Pronunciation and spelling

The class material is in accordance with the student’s level from the placement test, and the class helps students with pronunciation, fluency, and spelling. Students learn and practice the rules of spelling, perform exercises in pronunciation to improve fluency, and increase vocabulary. The class utilizes the book that goes with the student’s level, as well as additional material.

  • Grammar

In this class, students learn how to write correctly in Spanish, how to conjugate verbs in different tenses and utilize them correctly in conversation. Students learn the language with the help of grammar while at the same time focusing on the oral aspect of language acquisition, which is also very important. The program includes both oral and written exercises and utilizes various teaching strategies. The grammar class uses the book and extra material according to the student’s level obtained on the placement test.

  • Functional Grammar for teachers

Students learn vocabulary that can be directly applied to their own classrooms and that will help them relate to their students and maintain discipline. Students learn vocabulary related to instruction: Words and phrases that the teacher needs in order to be able to communicate with students and families. The student also learns vocabulary related to classroom objects as well as other school-related vocabulary.

  • Conversation for teachers

The conversation class covers themes related to education in Mexico, the United States, and the differences between the two educational systems. The material helps teachers understand the dynamic when the two cultures are mixed within a classroom. The conversations are supported with vocabulary directly related to the interactions with students and their parents.