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Office of Professional Studies

World Languages Program for Teachers

Known for its active learning pedagogy, Merrimack College provides the opportunity for teachers to engage in seminars and courses that range from practical application to powerful inquiry.

Merrimack offers a wide array of innovative, active and content-rich programs for teachers in public, private and religious schools, K-12. The College awards non-degree graduate credits.

Registration: For your convenience, you may register online via a secure online registration form.

**Program Offerings Summer 2016**

GIE517C Momentos Históricos a Través de la Música 

GIE530C Time and Space in Isabell Allende’s Literary & Geographical Worlds:
Creative Process as a Transformative Tool

GIE583C Latin American Short Story

 

GIE517C Momentos históricos a través de la música 

(Guided Online Independent Study; 6-week course)

Course Dates:  July 5- August 12                 

Course Description: Music can be a great resource for Spanish teachers. Songs have historical meaning that students have to work to uncover and often reflects the time in which it was created, as well as the perspective of its author.  In this course we will explore why the artist wrote the lyrics, uncover what those lyrics mean, reflect on the audience for the song, and what was going on history at the time. We will pair the song with other sources—newspaper articles, radio addresses, videos, biographies, etc. — so you can piece together and better understand a particular historical era. Each week, participants will study the online content, complete activities and share teaching strategies for integrating Spanish songs into their own classes. This course requires Internet access and all materials must be posted on the Blackboard course management system (CMS). Conducted in Spanish. 

Instructor: Mellissia Walles, Adjunct Lecturer, World Languages and Cultures

Credits/ PDPs: Three (3) non-degree Graduate credits from Merrimack College through affiliation with the Division of Graduate Education. Each graduate seminar also earns 67.5 PDPs.

Participants may opt to take this seminar for 67.5 Professional Development Points only. 

Tuition
$875 – 3 non degree Graduate Credits & PDPs
$550 – PDPs only

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GIE530C  Time and Space in Isabell Allende’s Literary & Geographical Worlds:
Creative Process as a Transformative Tool

(Online)

Course Dates:  July 18- August 12             

Course Description: This is an online course designed for teachers who wish to continue to develop their Spanish language and teaching skills by exploring Isabel Allende’s narrative. In this interactive course we will examine strategies for integrating Allende’s work into your curriculum. We will provide activity ideas for: character profiles, group discussions, projects, and reading prompts. The following themes will be explored: historical period (time), geographical location (space), social justice, women’s roles, storytelling, and creativity as a catalyst for healing and change. Participants will also gain insight into Isabel Allende’s literary work, personal journey of social activism, and commitment to transforming women’s lives.Workshop in English and Spanish with examples in Spanish for 7th grade to university levels.

Instructor: Lynn McGovern, Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Credits/ PDPs: Three (3) non-degree Graduate credits from Merrimack College through affiliation with the Division of Graduate Education. Each graduate seminar also earns 67.5 PDPs.

Participants may opt to take this seminar for 67.5 Professional Development Points only. 

Tuition:
$875 – 3 non degree Graduate Credits & PDPs
$550 – PDPs only

 

GIE538C Latin American Short Story

(Guided Online Independent Study; 6-week course)

Course Dates: July 5- August 12

Course Description: Participants will develop knowledge of the history of the Latin-American short story and its literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Participants will read and analyze several short stories to understand the Short story as one of the most significant literary manifestations of the Twentieth Century that represents the literary and cultural traditions. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish with occasional reading in English. Teacher will focus on helping participants improve their written language skills. Participants will keep a weekly journal, participate in board discussions using Blackboard, and develop a lesson plan that incorporates readings from this course.

Instructor: Olyan Rosal, Adjunct Lecturer, World Languages and Cultures

Credits/ PDPs: Three (3) non-degree Graduate credits from Merrimack College through affiliation with the Division of Graduate Education. Each graduate seminar also earns 67.5 PDPs.

Tuition
$875 – 3 non degree Graduate Credits & PDPs
$550 – PDPs only

Participants may opt to take this seminar for 67.5 Professional Development Points only. 


Payment Information 

The Bursar’s Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Instructors are not able to accept payment from students the day of the course. The Bursar’s Office is not open on Saturdays.  Be sure to make alternate arrangements if you plan to pay in person.

Payment by check may be mailed to 

Merrimack College
Bursar’s Office
315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845 

*Note: payment should be made before the start of the first class to ensure enrollment and receipt of PDPs.

If you are paying in person with a check or cash  
Payments by cash will be accepted at the Bursar’s Office, Austin Hall, Room 12, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845.

*Note: please make checks payable to Merrimack College

When registering for the course, you will have the option of paying via credit card.  Please note a 3% fee.

Withdrawals and Refund Policy


A student is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the following schedule:
Withdrawals received by end of the first week of the course Full Refund
Withdrawals received in the second week of the course 50% Refund
Withdrawals received after the second week of the course No Refund

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Stephanie Sullivan, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, at sullivans@merrimack.edu or 978-837-3563.