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.
Spanish Classes for Teachers
Weekly Spanish lessons for Teachers
Spanish immersion trips for Teachers
Spanish immersion for Teachers in Central and South America
2-weeks 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, 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
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
Maestro Miércoles – Reporting Test Scores in Spanish
In this Maestro Miércoles 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 tenses…
Maestro Miércoles – Regular Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish
In this Maestro Miércoles 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 the…
Maestro Miércoles – Regular Verbs in the Present Tense in Spanish
Present Tense Verb Refresher! In this Maestro Miércoles 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 using…
Maestro Miércoles – How to Talk About Positive and Negative Student Behaviors in Spanish
In this Maestro Miércoles 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 ready…
Maestro Miércoles – 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…
Maestro Miércoles – Stem-changing Verbs in Spanish
This Maestro Miércoles 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 and start…
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…
Maestro Miércoles – How To Use The Gender and Articles in Spanish
Spanish Gender: The Spanish language has gender, it is still a binary language! In this Maestro Miércoles 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 learner…
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…
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…