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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Spanish Language Workshop Series

Free workshops for K-12 teachers

Posted: September 27, 2012

Registration is required and CPE credits are available at the completion of the workshop(s) by request.

From Screen to Classroom
Saturday, October 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Movies, animation, shorts, commercials: all of them are amazing resources to use in our classroom. In this one-day workshop, participants will discover ways to successfully integrate these resources to improve both Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge as well as to pique student curiosity to explore the works using these enticing forms of media.




A New Model for Spanish Lab Activities
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

In this one day workshop, participants will learn about a new approach to integrating and evaluating oral production in language courses. This approach addresses pragmatic issues such as speech acts and fillers in a controlled lab setting. Also, participants will learn the process of creating activities, of guiding students as they complete the activity and of evaluating them.

Challengining Advanced Spainsh Learners to Think!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Teachers are often baffled by the lack of cognitive retention of advanced learners from one course to the next. Although there may be several reasons for this occurrence, one is that students only focus on short-term learning rather than analyzing grammatical features. In this workshop participants will learn and discuss inductive strategies to engage students to think about language and in the process embed knowledge. Although the activities that will be discussed are for advanced students, the underlying principles can be adapted to any level.

Click HERE to register for one, two, or all three workshops.
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Texas Language Center, and COERLL (Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning)

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