Going Home With Spanish
A Resource for Teachers
Finally! A solution to your concerns about communicating with the Spanish-speaking parents of your students. Going Home With Spanish is a 27-page workbook designed to assist K - 12 teachers with this vital communication. It introduces the teacher to the Spanish language itself, but with an emphasis on how it relates to the teaching profession. The second half of the workbook contains over 400 typical comments that you need, already translated for you from English to Spanish of typical comments sent home to parents. You choose the comments that apply to your student and then simply copy the translation right out of your workbook. You may choose to use your comments on notes home, report cards, homework assignments, tests, quizzes, projects and any other student-related documents. It’s that simple, and in your own handwriting!
But, your students won’t be the only ones going home with Spanish! Your workbook also contains pertinent, yet simple, grammar explanations that are highly relevant and beneficial to YOU in your job. Some of these areas include:
- Explanation of Gender
- Making Words Plural
- Accent Marks
- Days of the Week & Months of the Year
- School Subjects
- Explanation of Latino names
- Activities for the teacher
- A lot more!!
Comments for translating are categorized as follows:
- Study Habits
- Test and Quiz Scores
- Encouragement & Kudos
- Miscellaneous & Outside the Classroom
- Getting the Parents Involved
- Greetings, Salutations & Closings
Each of these twelve categories contains two basic sections of comments:
- The first section expresses areas of improvement, as well as positive and/or encouraging comments.
- The second section expresses comments that are not so positive and include constructive criticisms and suggestion for improvement.
Step Up Your Spanish Translations
Step -by-Step Instructional Guide for School & School District Translators
Watch out for this next step . . . it’s a doozy! Our most anticipated resource ever, Step Up Your Spanish Translations, is a 45-page workbook designed for translators of all types of school documents and forms. Did you know that when it comes to translating, there are many common errors made, regardless of whether or not the translator is a native Spanish-speaker? The quality of translation on the documents, flyers, letters, manuals, articles, newsletters, forms, etc. that your school produces in Spanish make a BIG statement about your school! This workbook recognizes these common mistakes and provides translators with the help, tips and suggestions needed to get the job done efficiently.
Take a look at some of the grammar topics covered:
- How To Use Written Accent Marks
- About Capitalization & Spelling
- Abbreviations & Acronyms
- Dividing Words At The End Of A Line
- Spelling Of Interrogative Words & Their Accent Marks
- How To Properly Write Adverbs
- Adjectives Of Nationality
- Words With Confusing Meanings
- Idioms & False Cognate Words
- Translators FAQ
The workbook also contains a glossary of over 1500 common words and terms ranging from cognitive impairment to wheezing; from comic book to rye bread and from diaper rash to written referral. Here are just a few of the topics covered in the glossary :
- Special Education Terminology
- Health & Medical Terminology
- Legal Terminology
- Computer Terminology
- Acronyms (IEP, NCLB, etc.)
- School Supplies & Materials
- Nursery Rhymes & Songs
- Household Items & Clothing
- Wildlife & The Outdoors
- Infant & Toddler Care & Education
- Preschool & Elementary Education
- Middle & High School
- Terms Related to School Activities & Events
- Words, Phrases & Terms Typical to School Documents
Whether you volunteer to translate or whether it is part of your job description, Step Up Your Spanish Translations recognizes the very broad range of topics that you work with, from Early Childhood Care to Special Education Terminology to letters sent home. Think of the time you will save having so much information available in one book!
Special Note to Spanish Teachers:
If you have an advanced Spanish class or an SNS (Spanish For Native Speakers) class, this workbook is a terrific supplement to your text. The content will hold the students’ interest, AND you can break any bad habits early!
Spanish With Class
A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide to Speaking Spanish for Teachers
Spanish With Class is a 45-page workbook designed to assist K - 12 teachers with their communication with Spanish-speaking students in the classroom. The workbook may be used by the teacher who has never studied Spanish before and is looking to begin acquiring some basic knowledge of the language. It may also be used by the teacher who currently does not have time in his or her busy schedule to enroll in a course, but is anxious to acquire some grammar. Additionally, it may be used as a self-taught course, or as a textbook for a more organized class. Spanish With Class will teach you phrases that you may begin to use on your first day of studying! It could easily become one of your most valuable teacher resources.
Who will benefit from Spanish With Class?
- Teachers who have been wanting to begin learning Spanish, but just haven’t found the time yet. This workbook introduces you to the fundamentals of the language and, at the same time, gives you job-related vocabulary and phrases to immediately begin using what you are learning.
- Teachers who have prior knowledge of Spanish will also benefit from the workbook. It is an excellent review if you have had one or two years of high school or college Spanish (no matter how long ago), or if you would like to broaden your vocabulary and speaking ability.
How is Spanish With Class beneficial to the teaching professional?
You will begin learning job-related Spanish without wasting valuable time learning vocabulary that you can’t use and grammar that you don’t need. All of the vocabulary contained within your workbook relates to YOUR profession and ONLY your profession.
What is included in Spanish With Class?
- regular verbs in the present tense
- greetings & farewells
- irregular verbs in the present tense
- question words
- gustar - expressing likes & dislikes
- all about gender
- singular & plural commands
- ajdectives & adverbs
- colors, body parts & family members
- stem-changing verbs
- translations of common phrases
- reflexive verbs
- dozens of job-related vocabulary
- direct object pronouns
- all about verbal stress
- ser & estar
- rules for placement of pronouns
- practice exercises & a full Answer Key
- a lot more!
A Special Note for Spanish Instructors:
Planning a Spanish class after school for your teachers? We recommend that you supplement it with our practice exercises as well as Going Home With Spanish. Your teachers will immediately begin speaking and writing in Spanish after your very first class!"
Now there's even more to Spanish With Class. A 20-page workbook full of practice exercises to supplement what you are learning. Intended to thoroughly review and reinforce all of the grammar and vocabulary presented in Spanish With Class, these supplemental practice exercises (over 60 different activities) also introduce additional school-related vocabulary and more grammar tips. We know that you can never have enough practice, ESPECIALLY when it comes to speaking Spanish at school. Your workbook includes a full Answer Key!
Spanish On Wheels
A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide to Speaking Spanish for School Bus Drivers
This resource is a 28-page workbook designed to meet the needs of school bus drivers. Spanish On Wheels will expand your ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking students on the bus and the parent or caretaker who accompanies them to and from the bus stop.
Spanish On Wheels will enable you, the school bus driver, to immediately begin speaking Spanish by using the very basics of the language. It also offers tips to help you understand the language. There is no complicated grammar or irrelevant vocabulary presented in your workbook. Spanish On Wheels gets right to the point and teaches you what you need to know to make your job more safe and enjoyable.
Being able to speak and understand a little basic Spanish will benefit the school bus driver in two ways:
- The school bus driver will be able to give commands to the student on the bus who may be limited-English proficient. Presented in the workbook are lead-in phrases that may all be combined with the infinitive verbs presented (there is no conjugation of verb tenses in the workbook). The school bus driver will learn to say:
♦ You should (shouldn’t). . .
♦ You can (can’t). . .
♦ You need to (you don’t need to). . .
♦ You have to (you don’t have to). . .
- Along with these phrases the workbook presents OVER 100 VERBS in their infinitive form to be combined with these phrases to form what are known as “soft commands.” All of the verbs presented deal with actions that are pertinent to the bus ride.
It is not only the student on the bus that the driver needs to communicate with, but also the parent or caretaker who drops off or picks up the student at the bus stop. The workbook also teaches communication with these parents or caretakers who may speak Spanish only.
Areas covered in your workbook include:
- greetings & farewells
- days of the week
- body parts
- hay & ¿dónde está?
- telling time
- translations of phrases
- months of the year
- job-related vocabulary
- practice exercises & Answer Key
- Over 100 verbs to help you with commands
Learn to communicate with your students on the bus and their parents!
Special Note for Transportation Directors:
Spanish On Wheels is a great supplement to your school or school district’s Bus Driver Training.
Supplementary Materials for Spanish On Wheels
A 45-minute audio CD that thoroughly reviews words and phrases found in your workbook.
POCKET REFERENCE CARDS
Small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, and sturdy enough for daily use, these laminated cards include words and phrases taken directly from your workbook.
Topics include: Safety issues, Scheduling issues, Days of the Week, Parts of the Bus, Family Members, AND MORE.
Spanish on the Fly
A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide to Speaking Spanish for Airline Pilots and Flight Attendants
Have you ever wanted to know how to say words like jetbridge, dry ice, or delay? How about upgrade or exit row seat? Compiled by employees with years of experience in the airline business, Spanish On the Fly is a 65-page instructional workbook and a unique and valuable learning tool for the flight crew. It is intended for pilots and flight attendants working in and visiting Spanish-speaking countries, as well as for employees of carriers with a high percentage of native Spanish-speaking passengers within the domestic market.
Areas covered include:
- Pronunciation of vowels & consonants
- Greetings & Farewells
- Numbers & Telling Time
- Nouns & Adjectives
- Question Words
- Body Parts
- Days of the Week
- Hundreds of job-related vocabulary words
- 100 practice exercises & a complete Answer Key.
Whether it’s a 3-day trip or a vacation, your workbook is small enough to tuck into your flight bag or your suitcase and assist you in being more communicative with native Spanish-speakers!
Spanish to the Point
A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide to Speaking Spanish for Airport Security Agents
A 25-page instructional workbook intended for any security personnel working in large or small airports. You only need to learn a few very job-specific phrases to make your dealings with native Spanish-speakers flow smoothly and quickly.
Areas of instruction include:
- Pronunciation of Vowels and Consonants
- Gender & Adjectives
- Over 100 vocabulary words all pertinent to a daily shift at the security checkpoint
- Making Requests of the Passenger
- Asking permission of the Passenger to Perform Security Duties
One manner in which you may use your workbook effectively is to learn three to five new vocabulary words each day, and then use them as often as you need to at work.
Grow With Spanish
A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide to speaking Spanish for Fruit and Vegetable Farmers
A 28-page workbook designed to assist fruit and vegetable farmers in the communication with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers. Whether you have limited or no prior knowledge of Spanish, or you already have a solid grasp on pronunciation and basic sentences, this valuable resource will prove beneficial to you as you continue to communicate on the farm.
Who will benefit from Grow With Spanish?
Fruit and vegetable farmers who have been wanting to begin learning Spanish, but just haven’t found the time yet. This workbook introduces you to the fundamentals of the language and, at the same time, gives you job-related vocabulary and phrases to immediately begin using what you are learning. Farming professionals with prior knowledge of Spanish will also benefit from the workbook. It is an excellent review for someone with one or two years of high school Spanish, or someone who already communicates quite nicely with employees and co-workers, but wants to expand his or her vocabulary and fluidity of speech.
How is Grow With Spanish beneficial to the farming professional?
You may begin learning Spanish without wasting valuable time learning vocabulary that you can’t use and grammar that you don’t need. All of the vocabulary contained within the workbook relates to YOUR profession and only your profession.
What is included in Grow With Spanish?
- Greetings & the Interview
- Days of the Week
- Explanation of Gender
- Housing & Salary
- Months of the Year
- How to Ask Questions
- How to Make Requests
- Explanation of Verbs
- Practice Exercises & a Full Answer Key
- Over 200 Vocabulary Words Related to Fruit & Vegetable Farming