Velazquez Academic Spanish Language Academy Self-Paced Course Development
An understanding of the structure and history of the Spanish language empowers educators to more effectively teach Spanish language and literacy skills with confidence. The Velázquez Academic Spanish Language Academy for Educators offers a series of courses designed to have an immediate and lasting impact on teaching practices in your classroom or context. Participants in this certification program dig deep into Spanish spelling rules, common mistakes, syllable structure, and the use of accents. Participants engage with activities to promote foundational literacy skills in Spanish as well as activities that develop students’ reading and writing skills in later grades. Sociocultural aspects of the Spanish language, such as regional variations and historical influences, are also explored.
The Academic Spanish Language Academy for Educators is designed for all educators who teach Spanish language and literacy, and is appropriate for dual language, bilingual, and world language educators. This course might be for you if you:
teach Spanish in a dual language program, as a foreign language, and/or to native speakers of Spanish; or
speak Spanish and would like to learn more about why Spanish is the way it is and how it is used in various contexts today; or
work with Spanish-speaking students in any context.