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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Congratulations to Hugh Pressley!!
We are SO PROUD of our own, Mr. Hugh Pressley! He is one of four finalists for 2022 - 2023 F1S Teacher of the Year. CONGRATULATIONS to all! 💚💛
Congratulations to our fabulous alumna, Inmar Geiger!!
This week’s Teacher Feature is showcasing Senora Geiger in our World Languages department. This is her 10th year in education!
Senora Geiger is new to Wando this year, and her passion for teaching is already so evident!
Charleston Adult Education is seeking a new ESOL Facilitator. Interested applicants can contact Justine Autry for more information.
Welcome back to the first week of classes! We hope you have a great start to the Fall 2022 semester.
Charleston Co. School District launches Newcomer Center for non-English speaking students Students who struggle to speak English will now be able to attend the district’s Newcomer Center, located on the R.B. Stall High School Campus.
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:
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
Prof. Allison Zaubi
Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Break! :)
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:
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
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!
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!
Learn more about the History and Culture of Dia De Los Mu***os
Contact Stephanie A. LeVan, Director of the Center for Global Education, for more information - [email protected]
Learn important strategies to ensure that all students feel valued in your classroom:
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
Prof. Allison Zaubi
Happy Monday, College of Charleston! We hope you're having a great start to the fifth week of classes. Keep up the great work!
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.
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
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...
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
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.
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!
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' 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 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
3 Tips to Remember When English Language Learners Struggle The academic needs of language learners are distinct and complex—figuring out how to help when they struggle is critical for their success.
The Doctors Without Borders CofC Student Chapter is hosting a lecture with Dr. Will McCorkle called Understanding the Refugee Crisis: A Case Study from the Southern Border. For this meeting, they will discuss the migration issues and policies that have changed at the Mexican border between the Trump and Biden Administrations. Dr. McCorkle will be giving a lecture and will have a Q&A portion at the end.
The meeting will be held on March 17 at 5PM via Zoom
Christina Ferrell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Doctors Without Borders Club Meeting
Time: Mar 17, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Hispanic Studies will be hosting a live, virtual conference in conjunction with its study abroad partners at the Universidad de La Matanza, Buenos Aires (UNLaM) and the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) on three consecutive days during April (6th – 8th), from 4-6 p.m. (ET).
The newly minted website for this multinational, bi-continental conference—via which you can register for the event, see the presentation line-up and read talk summaries and presenter bios—can be found here:
As you will note, CofC is poised to make an impressive showing, with presentations being made by two faculty members-- Drs. Nadia Avendaño and Falcon Restrepo-Ramos--and two students-- Ms. Sarah Rosso and Mr. Creighton Shelby.
Specifically, the above will be presenting on the following topics:
“El lenguaje inclusive: buscando algo más del binario” (Mr. Creighton Shelby)
“Chicano/a Viet Nam War Narratives: Articulating the Chicano/a Community’s Collective Experiences of the War” (Dr. Nadia Avendaño)
"Food and Dictatorship under Francisco Franco" (Ms. Sarah Rosso)
“Introducing SEÑAL, a computational tool for the linguistic analysis of Spanish L2 compositions”(Dr. Falcon Restrepo-Ramos)
Drop by for these engaging charlas and stay for the rest. You won’t be disappointed.
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