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Spanish Literacy Institute - Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development

Taller de lectura y escritura en español -- Cómo fomentar el desarrollo de la lectoescritura en español

May 20 - 21, 2014
Registration Closed

9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD

Learn research-based strategies to provide effective academic literacy instruction in Spanish in developmental and transitional bilingual, dual language and immersion education programs.

Aprenda estrategias efectivas basadas en investigaciones científicas para la enseñanza de la lectoescritura académica en programas de español bilingües (de desarrollo y transición), duales y de inmersión.

Please join us for this two-day Spanish Literacy Institute designed to provide participants with an awareness of Spanish linguistic features to effectively teach academic language and literacy in Spanish to students at all levels of proficiency, framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards.

The Spanish Literacy Institute is designed for teachers, specialists, and coordinators who provide support or instruction in the Spanish language in developmental and transitional bilingual, heritage language, language immersion, or dual language settings.

Participants must be proficient in Spanish and have a working knowledge of English to fully participate in all aspects of the Institute.

The following provides an overview of the topics covered each day. Practical classroom-based instructional strategies are embedded throughout the presentation, which will be delivered entirely in Spanish.

Day One

The Context for Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction
Introducción a la enseñanza de la lectoescritura en español

  • Participant introductions, backgrounds, and instructional models
  • Demographic information about Spanish learners and their diverse educational settings
  • Principles of effective instruction for language learners
  • Teaching Spanish Language Arts with today’s standards

Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English
Cómo desarrollar conciencia de las similitudes y las diferencias entre el inglés y el español

  • Fostering the development of academic language
  • Building metalinguistic awareness to promote
    cross-linguistic transfer
  • Examining similarities and differences between the languages as it relates to:
    • Phonology (sound-letter correspondences)
    • Morphology (word formation)
    • Lexicon (cognates and false cognates)
    • Grammar (sentence structure)
    • Pragmatics (language use)

Day Two

Developing Literacy in Spanish
Desarrollo de la lectoescritura en español

  • Applying the principles of effective instruction for language learners to develop vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension in Spanish
  • Targeting vocabulary instruction and oral language development using interactive teacher
    read-alouds, songs, and poems
  • Promoting Spanish language and literacy development in the content areas
  • Providing opportunities for meaningful language use through student interaction
  • Identifying strategies to promote students’ use of Spanish
  • Using guided reading lessons to teach students strategies for using meaning, structure and visual information when they read
  • Instructing writing and reading comprehension strategies in Spanish

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$900/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $870 each. Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Daily Training Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast and conversation
9:00 am – Noon Morning training session
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch and networking
1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Registration and Payment

Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order) at the time of registration. Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. If paying by purchase order, you can complete the online payment form by entering your purchase order number. If you do not yet have a purchase order, complete steps 1-4 to tentatively reserve your seat, and fax a signed copy of the purchase order to 888-700-3629 as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to store@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. Registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail or may transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date.

Questions about workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, contact Marilyn Raphael, Coordinator, or call 202-355-1500.

Questions about workshop content, contact Annie Duguay.

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Book Your Hotel Room


All institutes will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Discounted hotel reservations can be made by following the appropriate link below or by calling the hotel at 301-656-1500 and mentioning the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Hotel Link May 2014

Hotel reservations must be made by April 28, 2014 for the May Institute.

The hotel has a day-of-arrival (by 6:00 pm) cancellation policy. Visit the Courtyard Marriott Hotel website for more information on the full cancellation policy.

View the CAL 2014 Institute calendar.