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Spanish as a World Language and Spanish for Native Speakers Sessions

Santillana Professional Development offers high-quality, research-based professional development opportunities that support second language teaching and learning.

We offer pedagogical sessions that focus on first and second language acquisition theory and application, applied linguistics, methods of teaching and learning reading in a second language, and other key language topics that assist in the professional development of highly qualified K–12 Spanish and ESL/ELD teachers.

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  1. Metodología de la enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera en la primaria*

    Metodología de la enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera en la primaria*
    Professional Development Sessions - Level K–5

    $3,500.00

    This session explores the basic principles of foreign language teaching as they apply to the teaching of Spanish in the elementary classroom and to the learning processes that are associated with second language acquisition, communicative competency, and cultural competency. Participants discuss effective techniques for assessing and evaluating students and learn about resources available to enhance teaching and learning Spanish at the elementary level. *Offered in Spanish Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00 Learn More
  2. Gramática y ortografía para la escuela primaria y secundaria (Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
for Elementary and Secondary Spanish Teachers)

    Gramática y ortografía para la escuela primaria y secundaria (Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation for Elementary and Secondary Spanish Teachers)
    Professional Development Sessions - Level 6–12

    $3,500.00

    This session addresses common grammatical issues secondary Spanish heritage language students encounter and strategies to help address these problems. Participants benefit from a review and clarification of basic and advanced grammatical and linguistic concepts, including the teaching and learning of spelling and punctuation, verb conjugations, common grammatical and linguistic inaccuracies, and common errors of heritage speakers living in the U.S. (e.g. Spanish/English false cognates, accent rules, language variation, etc.). Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00. Learn More
  3. Gramática y ortografía para la escuela primaria y secundaria (Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
for Elementary and Secondary Spanish Teachers)

    Gramática y ortografía para la escuela primaria y secundaria (Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation for Elementary and Secondary Spanish Teachers)
    Professional Development Sessions - Level K–5

    $3,500.00

    This session addresses common grammatical issues secondary Spanish heritage language students encounter and strategies to help address these problems. Participants benefit from a review and clarification of basic and advanced grammatical and linguistic concepts, including the teaching and learning of spelling and punctuation, verb conjugations, common grammatical and linguistic inaccuracies, and common errors of heritage speakers living in the U.S. (e.g. Spanish/English false cognates, accent rules, language variation, etc.). Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00. Learn More
  4. Metodología de la enseñanza del español como lengua materna*

    Metodología de la enseñanza del español como lengua materna*
    Professional Development Sessions - Level K–12

    $3,500.00

    The session provides teachers of heritage Spanish speakers with research-based instructional strategies proven effective when teaching heritage Spanish speakers. Participants learn about the influence of culture on teaching and learning: cross-cultural learning on cultural identity, the transcultural experience, cultural competency and mediation, and cross-cultural communication. The session also explores six categories of language learning strategies: cognitive, metacognitive, memory-related, compensatory, affective, and social (Oxford, 2001). *Offered in Spanish. Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00. Learn More
  5. Foreign Language Methods

    Foreign Language Methods
    Professional Development Sessions - Level 6–12

    $3,500.00

    Session participants explore basic principles of foreign language teaching and learning processes. This session also familiarizes teachers with the resources available to enhance the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language in the secondary classroom, including textbooks and ancillaries, manipulatives, both controlled Spanish readers and authentic Spanish language literature (literature written by Spanish speakers for Spanish speakers), technology and Internet resources, and teacher-made materials. Participants learn about, discuss, and model effective techniques for assessing and evaluating Spanish as foreign language students in secondary schools. Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00. Learn More
  6. Metodología de la comprensión lectora y estrategias para el lector incipiente*

    Metodología de la comprensión lectora y estrategias para el lector incipiente*
    Professional Development Sessions - Level K–12

    $3,500.00

    This session explains the importance of integrating reading comprehension with the development of higher thinking skills. Enabling students to read analytically is one of the main goals of the new approach to teaching reading in Spanish. Participants learn and discuss the three main reading skills students must develop: (1) recognize the meaning of a word or phrase within the context of the other ideas presented in the text; (2) identify and understand basic reading forms (beginning, development, resolution; reading genres, types of reading selections, etc.) and (3) identify the relationships between the ideas presented in a reading selection in order to analyze and synthesize the information. *Offered in Spanish Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00 Learn More
  7. Intensive Summer Spanish Language and Cultural Institute

    Intensive Summer Spanish Language and Cultural Institute
    Professional Development Sessions - Level 6–12

    $3,900.00

    Study abroad and learn from experts in the field of Spanish language education. Santillana USA has partnered with the University of Alcalá in Spain, world renowned for its Spanish course, to create a one-week study abroad opportunity for U.S. Spanish teachers. • Attend language and cultural sessions at the University of Alcalá de Henares designed to enhance linguistic, cultural, historical, and sociological knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures • Participate in cultural activities such as educational tours to historical and cultural sites; e.g. travel through “La ruta del Quijote,” visit Miguel de Cervantes’s home, and the Museo del Prado, among others. • Experience Spanish culture first-hand by spending time with Spanish families and locals, sampling Spanish cuisine and many other aspects of Spanish daily life. • Receive an official Certification of Completion from the University of Alcalá. * Fee includes meals, lodging, transportation, tours, and university sessions. Sessions will be held in July 2016. Exact dates for sessions will be provided by April 30, 2016. Registration form must be submitted to Santillana USA by May 15, 2016. For registration details, contact your Santillana USA educational representative. Learn More

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