Professional Development for Educators

World Languages Programs

World Languages Program

Advance your knowledge while bringing valuable strategies and lesson plans back to your classroom.

Engage in a wide array of innovative, active, and content-rich online or hybrid programs that range from comprehensive grammar reviews to the exploration of social justice issues. These courses, designed for teachers K-12, offer professional development points or non-degree graduate credits.

Current Courses Offered

Advanced Spanish Grammar

Using explanatory text and practical exercises, this independent study course provides a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar, targeting problem areas of grammar for many advanced learners. Designed for students preparing for licensure exams, teachers preparing to teach advanced levels, as well as native speakers of Spanish charged with teaching advanced grammar concepts. The course offers a collaborative environment to share tips and best practices on how to teach these difficult concepts. 3 non-degree graduate credits.

Course No.

Format

Date

Instructor

GIE540

Online

21-Jan - 15-Mar

Mellissia Walles,
Adjunct Lecturer,
World Languages and Cultures

Immigration and Identity

Immigration is more than federal policies and legal frameworks. Being an immigrant affects people’s identity in their everyday lives. This course will explore the conflicts that emerge as a result of the encounters when Latino-Americans move to the United States. We will get a close look at some Latino-American communities throughout literature, films, and art to examine the social challenges faced by immigrants and the ways their identity is affected. 3 non-degree graduate credits.

Course No.

Format

Date

Instructor

GIE560C

Online

18-Mar - 10-May

Olyan Rosal,
Adjunct Lecturer

Spain from the Second Republic to Francoist Repression

Participants will be able to comprehend the factors that caused the Spanish Civil War, identify the factions involved in the conflict, break down in stages and outline the development of the war. Participants will examine Franco political system, the official censure and its impact in Spanish culture. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish with occasional reading in English. The teacher will focus on helping participants improve their oral and written language skills. As well as the interpretive and interpersonal modes of Spanish communication. Participants will keep a weekly journal, participate in board discussions using Blackboard and develop a lesson plan that incorporates readings, and films from this course. 3 non-degree graduate credits.

Course No.

Format

Date

Instructor

GIE544

Online

21-Jan - 15-Mar

Olyan Rosal,
Adjunct Lecturer