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Help your LEP Students succeed by learning Spanish for Teachers!
Spanish for Educators provides some basic, yet specific Spanish skills for teachers in order to help you manage your classroom. Additionally, we help you give clear direction to your limited English students so that you can help make their transition into an English speaking classroom much more achievable.

Year after year we have more Spanish only students in our schools working hard to fit in with their classmates, but it’s not easy to succeed in school. Therefore, goal of our Spanish for Educators classes is to help educators communicate effectively in Spanish with students and parents who are not yet fluent in English. However you choose to provide Spanish for Educators training, we’re glad to be a resource for you. You can implement programs during your School District’s Summer Teacher Trainings, on teacher workshop days, Summer Spanish Immersion programs in Costa Rica, or at another convenient time in the year. Regardless of the format, Common Ground will customize these Spanish for Educators classes to fit the unique needs of your school.

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Spanish immersion trips for Teachers

Common Ground International Spanish Immersion for Educators

Spanish immersion for Teachers in Central and South America


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Budget Traveler - 1wk Costa Rica
Lowest Cost!
Medical Spanish Immersion programs in Costa Rica & Ecuador every January, February, June and July
Based in Santo Domingo

1-wk total trip length

Consider 10 days to have a full weekend to explore!
June 29, 2019 | January 25, 2020
Host family, hotel, or hostel
20 hrs language school
Optional 1:1 private lessons
Tuesday – Thursday educational outreach projects
Great day trips
Amazing beaches, volcanoes, national parks, etc
Approved for Continuing Education Units and Graduate Level Credit
24/7 leadership, coordination & support by Common Ground program leaders
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Adventure Traveler - Ecuador
Newest Program
Adventure Traveler is Spanish immersion in Ecuador
Based in Quito & Cuenca

2-3 weeks in length

Coming July 2020
20hrs/week small customized Spanish classes for educators
Experience educational system in Ecuador: Tuesday - Thursday outreach in local communities & schools
Live like a local with host family (hostel & hotel options also)
24/7 leadership, coordination & support by Common Ground program leaders
Amazing day trips to experience local culture, see the equator, hot springs, etc.
Optional Amazon Science & Spanish Backpacking Adventure
Approved for Continuing Education Units and Graduate Level Credit

*All programs in Nicaragua are currently paused pending resolutions to political unrest. Contact Us if you would like to discuss.


Group Spanish Classes for Teachers:

Like all of Common Ground International’s Spanish classes, these class are dynamic and conversational. Additionally, we provide you with practical Spanish skills so that you can manage typical classroom situations.

The Beginning I & Beginning 2 Spanish for Teachers courses help you:

  • Communicate classroom rules in addition to your behavior expectations
  • Express curriculum objectives to students and their parents
  • Learn Spanish vocabulary for the classroom such as: classroom objects, rooms, etc.).
  • Explain student schedules and times as well as academic subjects
  • Report incidents to parents so that they’re up to date
  • Make phone calls home in order to communicate with parents
  • Discuss evaluations and assessments with parents so that they can know their student’s progress
  • Negotiate Parent-Teacher conferences in order to come to mutual agreements
  • Learn Latino cultural norms and its views on education so that you can meet and adjust parent expectations

Contact us in order to bring Spanish for Teachers courses to your school!


Online Spanish Classes for Teachers

Learn Spanish with pre-packaged online courses or 1:1 online courses with our instructors in Costa Rica. Regardless, we’re able to work with your time and schedule.

Online Spanish Courses for Teachers Open for Registration





Regular Verbs in the Preterite

Spanish for Educators – Regular Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to use and conjugate the regular verbs in the preterite (past tense) in Spanish: Verbos regulares en el pretérito. Here is the Spanish lesson I taught to my Maestro Miércoles Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get…

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Regular Verbs in the Present Tense

Spanish for Educators – Regular Verbs in the Present Tense in Spanish

Present Tense Verb Refresher! In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to use and conjugate the regular verbs in the present in Spanish: Verbos regulares en el presente Su reto profesional: Empieza a usar los verbos regulares en el presente en español con tus estudiantes o sus padres/tutores. Start…

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How to Talk About Positive and Negative Student Behaviors

Spanish for Educators – How to Talk About Positive and Negative Student Behaviors in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how to talk about positive and negative student behavior with parents during conferences: El comportamiento positivo y negativo del estudiante. Su reto profesional: Learn and understand the different words and phrases used to explain the positive and negative behaviors in Spanish and be…

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Spanish for Educators – Irregular Verbs in The Present Tense in Spanish

This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on mastering the irregular verbs in the present tense in Spanish: Los verbos irregulares en el presente en español. In Spanish, verbs have three different endings: AR, ER, and IR (infinitive form) and these endings can vary depending on the person (I, she, they, etc.) you…

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