Stony Brook Courses

Spanish Language Awareness for Educators

Short Courses for 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 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.
The courses are scheduled in two formats:

  • 3 hours, one weekday evening per week for 8 weeks, or
  • 4 hours per day for 6 consecutive Saturdays

Spanish Language Awareness for Educators Sequence

Short Course I: The School and Its People
NCE 850 • Fee: $775

  • Teachers and Students 
  • Administrators and Family 
  • School Environment 
  • Curriculum 
  • Extracurriculars 

Section D: Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; September 29; October 6, 13, 20 & 27; November 3, 10 & 17, 2015

Section E: Saturdays, 10am-2pm; January 30; February 6, 20 & 27; March 5, 12, 2016

Short Course II: Activities and Curriculum
NCE 860 • Fee: $775

  • Music and Arts 
  • Sports 
  • Special Education 
  • Report Cards 
  • Parent-teacher Conferences 
  • Problems and Solutions 
  • Behavior Problems 
  • Student Interaction 
  • End-of-year Ceremonies and Graduation 

Section D: Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; January 26; February 2, 16 & 23; March 1, 8, 22 & 28, 2016

Section E: Saturdays, 10am-2pm; April 9, 16, 23 & 30; May 7 & 14, 2016

Earn a University Badge

University Badge
The entire curriculum is covered in two 24-hour courses. Each short course offers a significant professional enhancement; those who successfully complete the entire two-course sequence will earn a University Badge in Spanish Language Awareness for Educators. The University Badge may be displayed on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles, and added to a resume to bring visibility to your achievement at Stony Brook University.

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