Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

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.

Details and Registration

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