Graduate Programs in Languages at CofC

The only Master of Education in Languages Program in the state of South Carolina. At the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, SC, you will grow intellectually and professionally in the state's only Master of Education in Languages Program.

With the program's emphasis on Spanish and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), you will learn the most important linguistic, psychological, and social influences that affect the acquisition of a second language.You will also explore the varied history and literature of the Spanish-speaking cultures.

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05/20/2022

Looking for ways to engage the creativity of your students?

Check out "Cultivating a Creative Mindset" to learn how cultivating your own creativity can help your students:

https://www.edutopia.org/article/cultivating-creative-mindset

03/16/2022

Calling all alums and current students! Please join us for this fantastic presentation by Dr. Weyers!

Please join us for the 16th lecture in the Hispanic Studies Teaching Discussion Series Innovations and Challenges in Second Language Teaching

Joseph Weyers, Professor, Hispanic Studies and Co-director, Global Scholars: A Postcards Approach to Teaching Culture

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
4:00–5:00 pm Via Zoom https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAod-mvrDkiHdWrgpdd9TyyJYbNolszhDng

Postcards beg to be explained and explored. There is a story behind each vista, each museum, each piece of art, and once unraveled, the story informs us about the history, gastronomy, music, and multiple other cultural manifestations of the people and places we highlight in class. There are two objectives for this talk: 1. to outline how Postcards from Mexico was developed using postcards as the centerpiece of each class, and 2. how these valuable authentic materials can be incorporated to address culture in a course, a unit, or a class.

Free and open to the public - Lecture will be in English

Teaching Discussion Series Organizers
Dr. Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
[email protected]
Prof. Allison Zaubi
[email protected]

03/07/2022

Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Break! :)

02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

While celebrations in the U.S. typically might involve flowers and chocolate, many other countries around the world celebrate Valentine's Day with different festivities. One country even has celebrations all year round!

Check out the link below to see which one and learn how various other countries and cultures around the world celebrate:

https://www.thetravelmagazine.net/valentines-day-around-the-world.html

01/24/2022

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is hosting a Zoom lecture TOMORROW, January 25th at 5pm. William McCorkle, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, will be discussing U.S.-Mexican Border Immigration Policies under Biden.

Make sure to register using the QR code to receive the zoom link. You can also register at: https://forms.gle/V7LtaYaNRFCgexKw6

Photos from Graduate Programs in Languages at CofC's post 12/16/2021

Another semester has come to a close and we are excited to share our Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter with you!

Students, alumni, and friends: if you have news or updates to contribute or if you’d like to be profiled in the next issue, please let us know! You may contact Program Director Emily Beck directly ([email protected]).

We would love to hear from you!

Photos from Graduate Programs in Languages at CofC's post 11/05/2021

Asking questions is a great way to engage your students and ensure their understanding.
Check out this article for ways to generate questions and lively discussions for every grade level!

https://www.edutopia.org/article/question-teachers-should-ask-often-possible

Timeline photos 11/01/2021

Learn more about the History and Culture of Dia De Los Mu***os
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/top-ten-day-of-dead-mexico

Timeline photos 10/27/2021

Learn important strategies to ensure that all students feel valued in your classroom:
https://teach.ufl.edu/resource-library/inclusivity-in-the-classroom/

10/15/2021

Learn how to help your multilingual students overcome plateaus in English language learning with these strategies: https://www.edutopia.org/article/building-momentum-long-term-english-learners

Timeline photos 10/08/2021

Keeping students engaged can be difficult, especially after transitioning back to the classroom and hybrid learning.

Liven up your lessons and help students stay focused with educational games! Check out the article below for free resources and customizable classroom material.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/boosting-student-motivation-world-language-classes-year

Timeline photos 09/25/2021

Join us this Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00-5:00pm to explore "a wizer way" to engage your students in language learning!

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place via zoom:
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/82164072749?pwd=OHNSNHErMVpoKzdPVzNFd09ZNUhUQT09

Timeline photos 09/24/2021

Fall has officially begun! Check out this article for motivational ideas to help encourage your students to fall in love with reading: https://www.edutopia.org/article/asset-based-approach-supporting-english-learners-reading-skills

09/20/2021

Please join us for the 15th lecture in the Hispanic Studies Teaching Discussion Series: Innovations and Challenges in Second Language Teaching

Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies and Faculty Coordinator, Online Education
and
Marinella Griffith
Adjunct Instructor, French, Francophone, and Italian Studies

Reading and beyond in the L2 classroom: A wizer way to engage learners

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:00–5:00 pm
Via Zoom https://cofc.zoom.us/j/82164072749?pwd=OHNSNHErMVpoKzdPVzNFd09ZNUhUQT09

Learn how to create interactive and engaging digital worksheets and quizzes with wizer.me for reading, culture, grammar and beyond! You will also learn how to use digital worksheets already developed by other educators and edit them to make them your own. Wizer.me can generate a variety of questions including fill-in-the-blank, matching, multiple choice, open questions, sorting, word puzzles, as well as adding videos, audio, links, images, and importing worksheets. Assigning them to your students, grading, and providing feedback is easy and quick. These cool worksheets will help you engage and motivate your students with the material in your course!

Free and open to the public - Lecture will be in English

Teaching Discussion Series Organizers
Dr. Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
[email protected]
Prof. Allison Zaubi
[email protected]

09/20/2021

Happy Monday, College of Charleston! We hope you're having a great start to the fifth week of classes. Keep up the great work!

Timeline photos 09/15/2021

Today begins National Hispanic Heritage Month. Be sure to check out local events in downtown Charleston or virtually at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ for classroom resources highlighting the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Foreign Language Education Alumna Wants to Pay It Forward 09/09/2021

Foreign Language Education Alumna Wants to Pay It Forward

Congratulations to one of our current students, Martina Abbriano! We’re so happy you’re here and thrilled that our community has such an accomplished, dedicated educator working with students in Spanish and ESOL

https://today.cofc.edu/2021/09/09/foreign-language-education-esol-alumna-wants-to-pay-it-forward/

Foreign Language Education Alumna Wants to Pay It Forward Above: Martina Abbriano teaches high school Spanish at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. With hopes of a better life, Martina Abbriano '19 together with her parents and three siblings immigrated from Italy to the United States in 2014. They knew little to no English, but her famil...

08/09/2021

Wanted: Part-time Spanish teacher for the O'Quinn Preschool (2's - K5). For more information please contact: Molly O’Toole | Head of School | 843-402-4819 | [email protected]

The O’Quinn School Spanish Program
Spanish is taught in our 4K and 5K programs at both the James Island and Mt. Pleasant campuses. The academic hours are from 8:45-11:30. Spanish is taught through auditory and visual modes including the following components:
• Incorporate movement wherever possible. Attach motions to words, and use brain
breaks that help get the wiggles out.
• Keep activities short and plan to switch activities every 5-10 minutes if needed.
• Use real objects and visuals to make it hands-on and always stay comprehensible.
• Build in a variety of activities: songs, stories, games, chats, play, and videos. It’s best to
have combination of calming activities and movement-based activities.
• Create routines that help the children know what to expect.
• Be silly and fun!
• Review, review, review. Little ones like repetition, and doing familiar activities is easier when they know what to do.

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post 05/25/2021

Photos from College of Charleston Alumni's post

What’s Behind the Hispanic Vaccination Gap? 05/18/2021

What’s Behind the Hispanic Vaccination Gap?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/29/us/hispanic-vaccine-gap.html

What’s Behind the Hispanic Vaccination Gap? A New York Times analysis shows that the share of Hispanic people among those vaccinated continues to lag behind their share of the general population in every state analyzed.

05/12/2021

Did you know we just released our second M.Ed. in Languages newsletter? If you didn’t get it, be sure to reach out to see what this program has been up to!

05/11/2021

Today we are celebrating our 2020-2021 graduates of the M.Ed. program and the ESOL certification program. We are so proud of all you have accomplished and cannot wait to see what great things you do next! Congratulations everyone!

Class of 2021 Urged to 'Work Together and Reach Great Heights' 05/08/2021

Class of 2021 Urged to 'Work Together and Reach Great Heights'

Class of 2021 Urged to 'Work Together and Reach Great Heights' More than 600 students graduated from the College of Charleston on Friday, May 7, 2021, celebrating the end of a triumphant journey after an uncertain year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During two ceremonies, graduates from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Graduate School; School of L...

Thank an Educator Today, and Every Day | NEA 05/04/2021

Thank an Educator Today, and Every Day | NEA

Thank you, teachers! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from the M.Ed. in Languages program at the College of Charleston.

Thank an Educator Today, and Every Day | NEA Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-8, 2021. We are saying 'thank you’ this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year.

05/02/2021

Happy Sunday and happy May from Charleston! We are hoping all of our students, alumni, and faculty are able to finish this semester strong. Whether as a student, teacher, or professional, we are rooting for you!

04/30/2021

As we finish the spring semester, you may be wondering what courses will be offered for Fall 2021 in the M.Ed. in Languages program! Here is a list and description of each course offered. If you are interested in joining our program, it's not too late to apply! Turn in applications by July 1 in order to start in Fall 2021.

04/26/2021

Meet Cecilia Hunt! She is a December 2020 graduate of the M.Ed. in Languages. She began teaching first grade ten years ago. As a former English Learner student, she felt the desire and compassion to her Spanish speaking students. She recently began her first year as an ESOL teacher primarily working with kindergarten and first grade students. She states that this program has help her to gain a multitude of strategies and lessons tailored to fit her English Learners. We are so proud of Cecilia and all her hard work!

The Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers In A Hospital 04/24/2021

The Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers In A Hospital

The Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers In A Hospital Data from a Boston hospital showed that Latino patients who did not speak English well had a 35% greater risk of death from COVID-19. The hospital has added interpretation capacity.

04/22/2021

Congratulations to Frances Diaz-Evans, Nikki Parrott, and Shannon Withers for being inaugurated into College of Charleston’s Sigma Delta Pi. Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. These three join Olga Long in being our M.Ed. students in this society. We are so proud!

04/13/2021

Nothing beats a warm day on campus! We love being an online community, but also love walks around this beautiful cistern yard! Hope all of our students & teachers are having a great week!

04/06/2021

Meet Kate Sanchez! She is one of our newest graduates who is a full time teacher & mom. She states that each professor has taught her so much and made her excited to continue learning and apply those skills in her teaching. We are so proud of all our graduates and students!

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