Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

SPA 311 - Teaching Spanish in the Elementary School


In this course, students will read theoretical material about language learning and language pedagogy as specifically related to children learning Spanish as a foreign language and put the readings into practice through participation in the Davidson SiDES (Spanish in Davidson Elementary School) program. Students will learn how to plan a curriculum, develop lesson plans, implement lessons, and assess their students’ learning. Teaching in SiDES is required. Conducted in Spanish with readings in English and Spanish; counts toward the Major and Minor in Hispanic Studies and the Educational Studies minor. 

Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
SPA 260 or equivalent required. Students concurrently enrolled in SPA 260 are eligible.

Fall 2021:
SPA 311 will be 50% synchronous remote and 50% in person. If COVID were to hit another wave, we would move fully remote. If COVID wanes significantly, we will move to primarily in-person classes. It is possible that the elementary school lessons will be via Zoom. More information will be available in August.