Spanish Language Awareness for Educators
Teachers, administrators, coaches, counselors, nurses, and school staff:Wouldn't it be a powerful enhancement of your professional skills to be able to communicate more effectively with parents and students whose primary language is Spanish? Given the rapidly growing number of Spanish-speaking families and children on Long Island and NYSED’s increasing requirements for ESL-related expertise, it is crucial that non-Spanish-speaking educators develop stronger knowledge of Spanish language and culture.
This two-course sequence is designed to enhance educators' understanding of the language
and culture of Spanish-speaking students and families. Participants will learn the
basic structures of Spanish Language and will learn vocabulary and phrases that are
particularly relevant to K-12 school contexts.
Courses are offered at the Stony Brook University main campus. See dates and times below.
Note: While it is not required that participants take the courses in order, participants without at least a basic background in Spanish Language are strongly advised to take Short Course I prior to Short Course II.
Short Course I: The School and Its People
Short Course II: Activities and Curriculum