span504 | Graduate
Spanish For Educators, Basic
In this course, participants are introduced to simple Spanish grammar and knowledge of the Hispanic culture. Educators who are beginning Spanish-language learners are instructed on how to communicate with English language learners and their parents. Emphasis is on basic communication skills associated with real-life situations, the classroom environment, student praise and encouragement, school personnel, and school terminology. Note. Basic understanding and knowledge of Spanish is recommended.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Basic Spanish Skills; Grammar; Hispanic Culture
- Apply rules for regular –ar, –er, and –ir verbs to describe activity in the present tense.
- Utilize idiomatic expressions with tener in the present tense.
- Employ formal and informal pronouns appropriately.
Employ phrases related to meeting people.
- Ask and respond to essential questions.
- Apply vocabulary and phrases related to student information.
- Use cardinal numbers.
- Apply vocabulary and phrases for telling time.
- Apply rules of gender and number to nouns and articles.
- Introduce and describe yourself and others using ser + adjective.
- Express emotion and location using appropriate verbs.
Classroom Environment; Grammar; Hispanic Culture
- Communicate terms and phrases related to student needs, wants, desires, and hopes.
- Describe common classroom procedures.
- Employ phrases related to classroom behaviors.
- Describe activities happening now and what activities are going to happen.
- Apply rules for –ar, –er, and –ir verbs to describe activity in the present progressive tense.
- Apply rules for –ar, –er, and –ir verbs to describe activity in the immediate future tense.
- Discuss the pros and cons of bilingual education in school systems.
School Environment; Grammar; Hispanic Culture
- Name key locations and roles of personnel within the school.
- Use prepositions with location of rooms and areas in school.
- Employ irregular verbs and stem changing verbs in present tense.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of ser and estar.
- Compare other cultures with your own.
- Employ basic vocabulary and phrases related to health issues.
Communication with School Personnel and Parents; Grammar; Hispanic Culture
- Use words and expressions to communicate concern.
- Apply common words and phrases related to student grades and parent conferences.
- Demonstrate the use of indirect object pronouns with verbs of communication.
- Employ basic vocabulary and phrases related to school personnel.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of the past participle verb form.
- Compare different cultural views on parental involvement in education.
- All objectives apply.
Student Praise and Encouragement; Grammar; Hispanic Culture
- Apply rules for –ar, –er, and –ir verbs to describe activity in the past tense.
- Employ phrases related to student encouragement and praise.
- Use the contraction acabar de + infinitive to describe the completion of tasks by students.
- Use direct object pronouns in various constructions.
- Explore strategies to acclimate English language learners into the classroom setting.
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