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Spanish for Teachers: Help your LEP Students succeed!
Spanish for Educators provides some basic, yet specific Spanish skills to help you manage your classroom and give clear direction to your limited English students, 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 and succeed in school. The 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. Whether you choose to provide Spanish for Educators training 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, we 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 - Nicaragua*
Lowest Cost!
Spanish Immersion programs every Summer
Based in Granada

2-weeks total trip length

Currently paused due to political unrest
20hrs/week small customized Spanish classes for educators
Experience educational system in Nicaragua: 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 and hot spots
Optional excursions to our favorite beaches, active volcanoes & more!
Approved for Continuing Education Units and Graduate Level Credit
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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 Wilderness Medicine Course at Reserva Alto Coca
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, conversational, and provide you with practical Spanish skills to help you manage typical classroom situations.

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

  • Communicate classroom rules and behavior expectations
  • Express curriculum objectives to students and their parents
  • Learn Spanish vocabulary for the classroom (classroom objects, etc.).
  • Explain student schedules, classroom subjects and times
  • Report incidents to parents
  • Make phone calls home
  • Discuss evaluations and assessments with parents
  • Negotiate Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Learn Latino cultural norms and its views on education

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


Online Spanish Classes for Teachers

Choose between pre-packaged online courses that you take on your own time and own schedule or 1:1 online courses with our instructors in Costa Rica

Online Spanish Courses for Teachers Open for Registration





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Maestro Miércoles – Irregular Verbs in The Present Tense in Spanish

This Maestro Miércoles 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 are…

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Spanish for Educators: School Schedules and Subjects in Spanish

In this Maestro Miércoles lesson you will learn how to communicate your school schedules and all of the subjects into Spanish. The objective of this Spanish lesson is for educators to learn how to talk about their school schedules and subjects in Spanish with your Spanish-speaking students; including learning how to tell…

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Spanish for Educators: Basic Vocabulary to Kick off the School Year

This Maestro Miércoles lesson focuses on learning basic vocabulary in Spanish to start having dialogues with your Latino students and/or parents & guardians. Su reto profesional: start using these survival phrases in Spanish with your Latino students and/or parents & tutors during this new school year. ¡No tema empezar a hablar en español! Here…

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