Tuesday evenings - 6:00pm-8:00pm
October 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2012
6-8pm - $450
18 CEUs for entire program
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Monday, October 2, 2012
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language from a human services perspective. Assuming no previous knowledge of Spanish, its intention is to offer integrated Spanish language tools for the workplace and to increase Spanish fluency for working professionals who seek to improve their communication skills. The classes are built around themes and provide scenarios in which the course material will be relevant and interesting. The lessons are meant to be truly useful in situations that direct-service personnel encounter on a daily basis. Each class has three areas of emphasis: 1) Communicative – in which vocabulary and pronunciation are stressed; 2) Grammatical – in which the structures of the language are examined and practiced; and 3) Cultural – in which the beliefs, traditions and commonalities of Latin American culture are emphasized. This is an interactive class, lively and focused on proficiency. Students should expect to participate in Spanish conversation with others. No textbook is required
Ken Mathieu, MEd, has been associated with Bryn Mawr College’s “Language in Motion” Program and has taught at many levels in private and public institutions. Recently at the Shipley School, he has also taught Spanish and Italian at Penn State, Bloomsburg University, Virginia Commonwealth, and Widener. He is certified in Spanish instruction in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In addition to registering for this course, please also complete the skill-level questionnaire to assist the instructor in determining the most appropriate level of instruction. Completed questionnaires may be submitted by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to The Center for Professional Development at 610-520-2655.
To maintain a cohesive cohort, participants are expected to commit to attendance at all sessions.
Continuing Education Credits
A total of 18 continuing education credits (CEUs) may be earned. Credits will be calculated from attendance records, and will be distributed at the close off the course..