An Authentic Learning Experience for Teachers & Administrators
The Intensive Spanish for Spanish teachers and ESL teachers is designed to supplement and perfect the Spanish language skills of teachers who interact with native-Spanish-speaking students, or for teachers who want to teach more about Mexican culture and history. Our program for educators focuses on the study and practice of specialized vocabulary for use in, and out, of the classroom. The aim is to provide this vocabulary for both formal and informal conversation in communicative contexts related to specific content area.
Every summer, ASLI offers courses on a variety of topics of interest for educators who want to bring the culture of Mexico into their classrooms. The activities include classes, readings, foods, art, music, and field study excursions.
Special courses are offered for teachers who have been teaching other languages and who are now being asked to teach Spanish language classes.
Better Serve Your Spanish-speaking Students
Most educators are aware of the debate in education across the United States about using only English in the classroom, or about whether it is appropriate to teach children in their home language. Regardless of how this debate is resolved, a teacher who hopes to reach students in the most positive way possible will want to learn the basics (and probably more) of the home language of her or his students.
The Spanish Language Institute offers special programming for teachers, which includes basic Spanish classes, additional vocabulary classes for educators and administrators, as well as guided professional visits to schools and other types of educational centers in Cuernavaca. (If you want a professional visit to a school in Mexico, make sure you come before schools close for the summer!)
Improve What You Teach
Many teachers who come to our language school are interested in teaching about the culture and history of Mexico. We are happy to help teachers develop Mexican resources and tools to use in their classrooms. Consider that information gained in Spanish language classes and on field trips to actual sites can spark and develop ideas about how this information can be best delivered in the classroom.
Benefit From Our Network
Spanish Language Institute has agreements with many school systems in the United States, including some of the largest school districts in the country.
Both the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) offer scholarships to language teachers who want to study at ASLI Spanish Language Institute. CLTA
Academic credit is available for all teachers who study with Spanish Language Institute. All study programs of two weeks or more can be considered appropriate for academic credit, graduate or undergraduate.
For more information, contact:
University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
4649 Seminole Trail
Hobart, WI 54313
Choose Your Level of Study
Classes at the Spanish Language Institute are held five days a week for six hours a day. You may choose the group program to learn in classes of 3-5 students, or choose the semi-private program for a mix of private tutoring and group classes. You couldn’t find a better format for learning Spanish fast.
Below you’ll find more details about each level of our programs, fees and costs, as well as what’s included with homestay in host homes.
To join classes for advanced speakers, indicate on your registration form that you are fluent in Spanish. Requirements for all classes include attendance and participation in the classes, participation in the cultural activities and visits, some readings and short essays, an exam, and a research style paper to be completed. In some cases, you may receive materials to read before the start of the program.
|Daily Schedule Classes are held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.|
|Language Class (grammar, drills, conversation, culture)Held in classes of 3-5 students||3 Hours|
|Functional or Cultural Spanish (skills for daily life and learning cultural expressions)||1 Hour|
|Conversation Program (Oral Proficiency)||2 Hours|
|Language Class (grammar, drills, conversation)Private instruction||3 Hours|
|Functional or Cultural Spanish (skills for daily life, cultural expressions)Group classes of 3-5 students||1 Hour|
|Conversation Program (Oral Proficiency)Group classes for both programs||2 Hours|
Completely customized program for professionals with higher level needs.
Your private program at the Spanish Language Institute includes 6 hours daily (Monday through Friday) of completely private classes taught by preferred specialized instructors, customized vocabulary in the field, cross cultural training, and one book per week.
It also includes a private room and bath, two meals daily and laundry service in our preferred Mexican homes, and a private driver for pick up and delivery between Mexico City and Cuernavaca.
Group Programs for Educators
We work with many educators who want to return and bring a group of teachers or students with them. We would be delighted to work with you if you are interested in developing a program for a group of teachers from your school system or professional education association. No two group programs are alike, each one including special educational activities.
We will help you develop a fee structure that will make your own study program very low in cost. And don’t forget that any study program of two or more weeks can be considered for academic credit, graduate or undergraduate.
Enroll into Spanish for Teachers today. To learn more about tuition cost, please click here.