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ERIC Number: ED468881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 13
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Teaching Spanish Subject Matters to College Students in the USA.
Cabedo-Timmons, Guada
This paper discusses how to teach Spanish subject matter to U.S. college students, focusing on one professor's experiences teaching an upper level Spanish class, Spanish Subject Matters, to students who plan to be K-12 or bilingual classroom teachers. The paper stresses the current need for bilingual teachers, suggesting that a teacher does not have to be a native Spanish speaker to be a good bilingual teacher. Generally, college students who take Spanish courses do not learn Spanish history, Spanish mathematics, Spanish geography, or Spanish sciences, so they are unprepared to teach these in Spanish. Students taking the Spanish Subject Matters course improve their Spanish skills, learn different teaching techniques, and develop specific vocabulary for individual disciplines as well as for the basic school environment. In this course, students are required to do a lesson plan on the subject matter of choice and present that lesson to the class. These presentations help the rest of the class learn Spanish related to specific subjects. A Spanish geography workshop is attached. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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