Spanish for Latin Teachers III with Justin Slocum Bailey
August 10 – October 3 (8 weeks)
Main class: Mondays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern USA Time, August 10 – September 28
Recap: Saturdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time, August 15 – October 3
One registration fee: $99.00.
University credit (for language pedagogy PD) available.
If you would like to take this class, but were not able to take its predecessor(s) live, it’s not too late to catch up using the recordings and other materials from those courses. Alternatively, you can check in with [email protected] to see if the course would be a good fit for you.
The Saturday recaps will be condensed versions of the preceding Monday’s class content; no new content will be introduced, though the brief discussion of content with students—going over a co-constructed story, for instance, with a bit of personalization—may bring up a few other words or expressions. Recordings of both sessions will be available to all participants. The idea is that you can approach the course in any of several ways:
-Attend all sessions, with Saturday functioning as review
-Attend Monday only
-Attend Saturday only (with or without having watched Monday’s recording)
-Vary your attendance from week to week
This course structure is designed to accommodate as many schedules as possible, while providing ample opportunity for interaction, even as schedules become more limiting in the fall. Do not feel like you need to attend every single session live!
This course is a direct continuation of Spanish for Latin Teachers 2, though you are welcome to join even if you did not take that course. 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, Spanish Q&A about everyday life, and discussion of images, music, and other products created by Spanish-speaking communities.
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.
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.