Summer Professional Development for Spanish Teachers
Culture in the Classroom:
A Development Seminar for Spanish Teachers
Spanish Studies Abroad in Seville offers a summer course specifically designed for teachers of Spanish as a second language and university students preparing to teach who wish to develop professionally through deepening their intercultural knowledge and experiences.
In this course, students focus on creating methods and materials to develop communicative competence in their students and introduce the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish to their classroom.
Develop your own linguistic skills and Spanish culture
Not only will this interactive class give participants the opportunity to improve upon their own curriculum, but also to develop their own linguistic skills and understanding of Spanish culture. Through living in a host family and participating in cultural excursions, participants integrate experience with pedagogy. In addition to keeping a journal, participants compile a portfolio of authentic materials and incorporate them into exercises and activities for the classroom to encourage progress in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as cultural perception. Students also deepen their knowledge of the Internet and its applications in teaching Spanish.
“Culture in the Classroom” is offered during the second term of the summer program in Seville, Spain. The class meets for 60 contact hours for a total of (4) course credits (graduate credit available for qualified candidates, please contact Spanish Studies Abroad for details), and is taught in Spanish.