Spanish for Educators I

Spanish for Educators focuses on developing communication skills in Spanish to successfully engage with Spanish-speaking students and parents. Educators who are beginning Spanish language learners are instructed on how to communicate with English language learners and their parents. Emphasis is on basic communication skills associated with real-life situations, the classroom environment, student praise and encouragement, school personnel and school terminology.

Participants delve into a wide range of vocabulary encompassing all aspects of a student’s academic journey, spanning from kindergarten enrollment to high school graduation. Through immersive practice, individuals develop proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Spanish.

This class is specifically designed for teachers, administrative support, counselors, nurses, instructional aides, librarians, resource officers and coaches. Participants acquire specialized vocabulary and valuable tools tailored to the education setting, equipping them with the necessary skills to thrive in their roles within schools.

Required Textbook
McGraw-Hill’s “Spanish for Educators,” Second Edition
ISBN 978-1260462234
Available through Amazon or your local bookstore.

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Liliana Rodriguez

Liliana Rodriguez

Liliana “Lili” Rodriguez is a passionate educator with over 17 years of experience in teaching, counseling, coaching, and mentoring multicultural students. She grew up in Bogotá, Colombia where she began to develop her dedication for serving, teaching, learning, and dancing. ... read more

Who Should Attend

Teachers, administrative support, counselors, nurses, instructional aides, librarians, resource officers and coaches

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  •  Memorize and recall the correct pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases, understand common greetings and grasp fundamental grammatical rules.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use Spanish to communicate effectively in various school-related contexts, such as asking questions during enrollment, discussing the curriculum and describing academic success strategies to parents.
  • Analyze and evaluate effective communication strategies when interacting with English language learners and their parents.

Course Outline/Topics

  • Introductions to Spanish Pronunciation, Greetings and Grammar
  • Information Parents Need to Enroll Their Children in School
  • The School Building
  • The Primary Grades
  • The Curriculum
  • Success in School: Enlisting Parental Support
  • Health, Medical Problems and Emergencies
  • In the Counselor’s Office


For those with limited knowledge of the Spanish language; Spanish I or equivalent experience required.


This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.

Date: 6 Tue, Oct 3-Nov 7, 2023

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Liliana Rodriguez

Fee: $199

Discounts Available

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Osher members receive 10% discount. Contact the the Languages Department at 414-227-3118 or


Receive a 10% discount as a member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 16

Program Number: 7781-15332

Registration Deadline: Oct 2, 2023

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