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.
Spanish Classes for Teachers
Weekly Spanish lessons for Teachers
Spanish immersion trips for Teachers
Spanish immersion for Teachers in Central and South America
1-wk total trip length
2-6 weeks in length; you choose the weeks between June 29 and August 3, 2019
2-3 weeks in length
*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
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.
Spanish for Educators – Reporting Test Scores in Spanish
In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how report test scores in Spanish to parents and guardians: informar las calificaciones. Su reto profesional: start using this new vocabulary to talk about the students’ grades with parents and guardians in Spanish and also try to conjugate the verb “cumplir” in as many…
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…
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…
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…
Spanish for Educators – 4 Tips to Learn Spanish for Free
If learning and/or improving your Spanish this year is one of your goals, be sure to get these 4 tips to learn Spanish for free to help you accomplish your goals! Here is Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the…
Spanish for Educators – Stem-changing Verbs in Spanish
This Spanish for Educators lesson focuses on understanding the stem-changing verbs in Spanish and start using them in the classroom: Verbos que cambian de raíz o verbos de bota. Su reto profesional: memorizar y usar estos verbos que cambian de raíz para usarlos en las conversaciones en clase / Memorize these stem-changing verbs…
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…
Spanish for Educators – How To Use The Gender and Articles in Spanish
Spanish Gender: The Spanish language has gender, it is still a binary language! In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how gender is used to denote a person, place, or thing. Get ready to master el género y los artículos en español! Spanish is a gendered language and requires the…
Spanish for Educators: School Schedules and Subjects in Spanish
In this Spanish for Educators 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…
Culture and Education: Daily Routines at School in Costa Rica
In this interview, Sandra describes some of the ins and outs of a Costa Rican school day. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! First, she gives an overview of a typical school schedule, starting at 7:00 am. Generally, students have…
Culture and Education: Private vs Public Education in Costa Rica
Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about private vs public education in Costa Rica Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! In this interview, Sandra and Emily discuss differences between public and private education in Costa…
Culture and Education: Educational System in Costa Rica
Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about the educational system in Costa Rica This is the first of several interviews Emily had with doña Sandra about Latino culture, perspectives and practices in education in Costa Rica. This video is 100% in Spanish with Spanish subtitles for improved…