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.

TESOL International Association

#ELB: The pain of racism is devastating our country and you've likely seen the impact in your own community. You may have even seen it in your classroom. Now, we see demonstrations taking place with people taking to the streets to stand against prejudice and injustice. Our stomachs churn. Our hearts break. And our minds wonder. What can we do to make this a better world for everyone? Here are 10 ways teachers can fight racism and teach tolerance right now.

Visit the TESOL English Language Bulletin for more articles

College of Charleston

A message from campus leadership issued Friday, May 29, 2020 ➡️

"There are many lessons to be learned from this current pandemic. The message connecting it all these months has been that the present moment is a time for us all to be united … a time for togetherness. Unfortunately, issues of racism don’t take a sick day, not even for a pandemic..."

Crowdsourced Advice about Remote Teaching - The FLTMAG The FLTMAG asked our readers to tell us about some of the best advice they had heard or given to others about remote/online teaching in this time of COVID-19. We got great advice about a mixture of topics. Thank you

College of Charleston - Hispanic Studies

Grad students welcome to submit too!

SPAN / Creatividad en tiempos de cuarentena Writing Competition

Dear SPAN Students,

Hispanic Studies -- in conjunction with departmental representatives of the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society -- is sponsoring the first (and hopefully last) Creatividad en tiempos de cuarentena Writing Competition.

Students at all stages of Spanish study—from SPAN 101, all the way up to the most advanced levels—are welcome to submit original, Spanish-language entries in the form of short stories, brief essayistic reflections and/or poetic compositions dealing with their experiences during the ongoing quarantine.

Maybe you've already done an activity for a class that would double as a competition entry? Maybe you feel like flexing your linguistic skills and writing a haiku in Spanish? Maybe you just like competing? Whatever, the motivation, we want to read what you write!

All entries should be sent to Dr. Susan Divine at [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1st.

Winners will be announced during the week of May 4th and among other prizes is the chance to have your entry featured on our social media and possibly in the upcoming edition of our departmental newsletter, Hispanews.

Saludos y suerte,
Dr. Michael A. Gómez

One of our M.Ed. graduates, Erin Carlson, won the SCFLTA teacher of the year! She took three of her undergraduates to present on their research constructing their Spanish-speaking identity through multiliteracies practices. She is currently working on getting her Ph.D. We are so proud of her and to have her as one of our alum! Congratulations, Erin!

College of Charleston launches virtual history website that aims to uncover hidden stories The online tour features historical essays on 13 sites across campus.

Explore Barcelona and other parts of Spain with the link below! Let us know what other places you want to explore in the comments below. Stay safe!

Destination 3 of social distancing!!
Use the link below to visit Patagonia, Argentina and see 360 views of multiple locations while learning about the area.

CERCLL - Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy

Language teachers, the upcoming issue of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧 has tips on 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺!

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Hi friends! While social distancing, we have decided to give you some resources to explore the world from the comfort and safety of your own house! For DAY ONE: we are showing you how to explore 31 (yes, 31!) US national parks. To take one of these digital hikes, head on over to Google Earth to find a list of parks with tours that are available! Let us know your favorite in the comments below. Check back later this week for another virtual destination!

TESOL International Association

#ELB: With more states declaring a state of emergency, public and private K-12 schools are closing their doors and sending students, teachers and staff home to learn and work remotely. For some schools remote learning is not new, especially for private parochial schools. Many parochial schools have been using snow days and teacher professional development days for remote learning for many years. Public school systems have not followed their private school counterparts into remote learning.

Visit the English Language Bulletin for more articles

College of Charleston - Hispanic Studies

Work with the College of Charleston’s multicultural center by being an Engagement Coordinator. This position will lead Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) programming initiatives, help strengthen community engagement, and ensure a safe space for intercultural learning. Visit to learn more and apply!

Here is a great opportunity to have business cards for free! Make sure you fill out the form by this Friday.

📣📣Attention Graduate Students:

The Graduate Student Association is offering 100 Free Business Cards with the CofC seal to all Graduate Students!

If you would like to request a set, the application can be found on the GSA's CougarConnect page ( in the Forms section. You will need to login with your school credentials and request to join the group if you have not already done so. They will be accepting applications until 12:00 pm on Friday, March 6, and anticipate they will be available by Friday, March 13.

TESOL International Association

Get your adult learners involved in connected speech through Choose Your Own Adventure Stories across a technology, mediated activity! #TRCtuesday #ELT #TESOL #TEFL #TESL

Why learning another language can change your life A second language can open up new doors.

Join us 12:00-3:00PM on March 13 to connect with over 68 schools from 5 different states. Over a third of attendees scheduled follow-up interviews with schools and districts. A great way to connect with job opportunities for our students! Message us for the link to sign up today.


Here's why external feedback is important! A new study found that language learners can hear the pronunciation errors of fellow learners but tend to continue to make the same mistakes themselves.

AATSP American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

"Teachers across the United States are doing unpaid overtime and “invisible work” before and after school, on weekends, and during their presumed breaks. For teachers working in dual language and bilingual programs, this problem is exacerbated by the lack of ready-made materials in their language of instruction, so many put in additional time and resources to find, create, and translate materials"

College of Charleston - Hispanic Studies

University School of the Lowcountry is seeking a full-time or part-time Spanish teacher, beginning immediately. Our current fabulous teacher is moving because of her husband's job relocation. Located in Mount Pleasant and serving the metro Charleston area, USL ( is a co-educational, non-sectarian, non-profit independent school with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status geared to high-achieving students in grades 3-12.

This could be short-term (the rest of the school year) or a permanent position. Our primary goal is to hire a Spanish teacher who can teach Spanish I, III, and IV. The ability to teach Latin is a plus but is not necessary for this position. University School largely follows the Charleston County School District calendar.

Please contact directly by email only to the Head of School, Jason Kreutner ([email protected]).

University School of the Lowcountry is committed to its growth as an institution that welcomes and values a diversified school community. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, economic background, or any other classification protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance policies, or any other school policy or program.
Thank you,

Jason Kreutner
Head of School
University School of the Lowcountry

College of Charleston

"When you think of slavery, you don't automatically think of universities."

Emotions Get Lost In Translation, A New Study Finds Researchers find that different languages express emotions differently although they may be translated to the same word, implying the need for greater emphasis on communication in cultivating collaboration across global teams.

Guerra en el subjuntivo: tuviera está aplastando a tuviese ¿Por qué tenemos dos formas para un mismo tiempo verbal?.

24 Children's Books To Read In Honor Of Black History Month And year-round, of course.

College of Charleston - Hispanic Studies

Seeking Young Latinx Creatives for US Census 2020

The SC Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA) is seeking young Latinx creatives who can produce content to increase participation of the SC Hispanic/Latino community on the US Census 2020. This collaboration is part of CMA’s Hispanic/Latino Affairs’ “Count Me In/Todos Contamos” initiative.

Content created could consist of social media interactions like Facebook/Instagram stories, filters, livestreams; or productions like podcasts, short videos, songs, music videos, etc. Anything that can raise awareness and participation is on the table. Funding for this collaboration is available through Palmetto Luna Arts.

Participants can be high school/college students, recent graduates, young professionals and/or university organizations within South Carolina who want to establish the framework to ensure social equity and economic prosperity for all Hispanics/Latinos throughout the state of South Carolina through policy change, education, and increased awareness.

If you’re interested in learning more, email Alex Tovar
[email protected] or Ivan Segura [email protected]. We will contact you or your organization for further discussion and potential projects.

Ivan Segura, Program Manager Hispanic/Latino Affairs
S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs
293 Greystone Blvd., Third Floor
Columbia, SC 29210
P: 803-995-8518 | C: 803-563-1849
[email protected]

Spanish Mama


TESOL International Association

ELB: Some people pick up languages like colds, or sunburns — without effort, through simple immersion in the atmosphere. Others can't hear the word "conjugate" without flashing back, in shame, to the classrooms where they failed, so long ago, to shake the curse of monolingualism. What exactly is it that allows the first group to stride around making small talk in Spanish and reading Kafka in the German while the rest of us struggle with just one language?

For more articles visit the TESOL English Language Bulletin

TESOL International Association

Come Inspired. Leave Empowered. Register by 3 Feb. to SAVE!

An awesome opportunity to increase your skills in TESOL! Be an intern in Taiwan for one to six months and immerse yourself in a new culture. Contact [email protected] for more information.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question: what are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is a day to celebrate and remember his wisdom that changed our country for the better.Happy MLK day from our program!

Honors College Student's Website Helps Children of Immigrant Parents After seeing how her high school classmates with immigrant parents were being impacted by the threat of deportation, College of Charleston student Jody Bell took action by creating the website I.C.O.D.: In Case of Deportation.

Hi friends! On January 29th at 7PM, DART is hosting a online information session to discuss careers in community organizing. All CofC students and alumni are invited! DART unites congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP at

Feels like maybe this weather is telling us good luck this semester!! What are you most excited to learn about in Spring 2020? We are excited to get to know our new students. Did you know our program accepts new students each semester? Apply before January 31 for free! Use our waiver code GSOBFW2020 to waive the $50 application fee.

College of Charleston

“I just want to be useful, and I’ve found that I am most useful when I am able to recruit and support students of color here at the College of Charleston.”

Spanish Mama


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