Spanish for Latin Teachers II with Justin Slocum Bailey


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As the second Spanish for Latin Teachers II with Justin Slocum Bailey begins, there is time to register for Spanish for Latin Teachers I, available in 8 pre-recorded sessions.   Early-bird registration of $99.00 available until May 31.  Regular price, $109.00.  Late registration after July 8 $129.00.]]

Spanish for Latin Teachers II

with Justin Slocum Bailey

Two tracks:

Evening track, Mondays, 8-9:30pm Eastern, June 8 – July 13 (6 meetings, 9 hours total)

Morning track, Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm Eastern, June 9 – July 14 (6 meetings, 9 hours total)

Early-bird registration available through May 31: $99.00.

Regular registration, effective June 1-8:  $109.00.

Late registration, after June 8: $129.00.

University credit (for language pedagogy PD) available.

***Registering for this course allows you to attend any or all class meetings for either or both tracks, and to access all recordings from both tracks. You do not need to specify which track or which meetings you wish to attend; just show up when you want to! The core content and goals for both tracks are the same, though slightly different vocabulary may come up as we follow the interests and contributions of participants in any given meeting. Among other benefits, this makes recordings of the other track an especially useful combination of review and enrichment.***

***If you would like to take this class, but were not able to take its predecessor live, it’s not too late to catch up using the recordings, study guide, and other materials from that 8-hour course.***

This course is a direct continuation of Spanish for Latin Teachers I. The motivation for this special series is that both comprehension and community can be enhanced by our shared knowledge and experience as Latinists and teachers of Latin. Further, awareness of connections between the two languages can increase our understanding and enjoyment of both, as well as our ability to serve our own students who may be current or future Spanish speakers.

Participants will continue to acquire Spanish through strategic exposure to Spanish expressions and stories that relate to both participants themselves and the Spanish-speaking world. Activities include interaction with Spanish tales, simple Spanish Q&A, discussion of culturally significant images, and investigations of Roman Spain.

While the class will be conducted primarily in Spanish, the focus is always on clarity and understanding, and we will use English whenever necessary to clarify meaning, verify comprehension, and communicate procedures. Occasionally, brief comparisons of Latin and Spanish conducted in English will help consolidate learning or generate new discoveries.

There will be no formal homework, but students will be provided with an annotated list of resources and media that they can use to extend their Spanish learning outside of class, as well as a subscription to Señor Wooly! Joining and/or viewing the other track’s meetings is also an excellent way to both consolidate and expand your learning.

About the Instructor:

Justin Slocum Bailey has helped people of all ages learn Latin, Spanish, and German, both in person and online. A veteran language, music, and martial arts instructor raised in Vienna, Austria, he trains teachers and designs programs for schools, districts, universities, publishers, and non-profits worldwide, with characteristic kindness, humor, and outside-the-box thinking. Justin has taught Latin to adults in Spain and Mexico and presented in both countries on research-informed language teaching methods. He has published several articles on language pedagogy and contributed to commercial materials for both modern and classical languages, but especially enjoys supporting eager Latinists through endeavors such as the Latin Listening Project, the Quomodo Dicitur? podcast, and LIMEN: an online Latin teaching portal. Justin lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he thrives on Tigers baseball, jujutsu, and fingerstyle guitar.


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