This book will help teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school
employees communicate with students who have Spanish as their first language
and speak little or no English. Expanded and updated in this new edition,
the book introduces the fundamentals of Spanish conversational speech and
word order. Next it familiarizes the reader with often-used phrases that
relate to everyday school situations. Separate chapters emphasize Spanish
words and phrases that are most useful for dealing with preschool and
elementary-grades students, and then for middle school and high school
students. Remaining chapters deal with words and phrases pertaining to
guidance counseling, health issues, career guidance, college assistance, and
extracurricular activities. For teachers who have no Spanish but need to
pick up Spanish communication skills in a hurry, here is an ideal way to
From the Inside Flap
SPANISH FOR EDUCATORS * Second Edition
If you’re a teacher, a counselor, or an administrator and you
regularly communicate with students and parents whose first language is
Spanish . .
And if you currently have little or no skill in conversational Spanish . . .
Open this book and discover how easy it is to learn.
Spanish for Educators will familiarize you with often-used
phrases that relate to everyday school situations. You’ll find Spanish words
and phrases pertaining to guidance counseling, health issues, career
guidance, college assistance, and extracurricular activities. Separate
chapters emphasize the most useful Spanish words and phrases for dealing
with preschool and elementary-grades students. Following chapters focus on
conversational Spanish for educators on middle school and high school
levels. Here’s a quick, informal, and practical way to get started in the
conversational Spanish you need as an educator.
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (November
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764135511
- ISBN-13: 978-0764135514
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.8 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review:
I liked this book because it has vocabulary specific to education so I could
brush up on certain words I might need to use. One thing that I thought was
lacking was vocabulary needed for Parent/Teacher conferences. I thought there
was a lot about talking to students, but not much about talking about them with
I found this book to be very helpful as a resource in my classroom. With several
Spanish speaking students (preschool) I repeatedly returned to this book for
answers. I do have some knowledge of Spanish. I can see how this book could not
be as helpfull to an educator with little or no Spanish language background. It
was very relevant to school situations. I have used it as a resource when
dealing with students from 2 years old to 20 years old. Every school should be
required to have this wonderful book available to its educators.
As a special education teacher in an inner city school, I am in constant contact
w/the parents of my students, most of whom are of Hispanic descent.
Since I have had prior experience w/Spanish, I am able to make good use of this
resource. The authors provide vocabulary and phrases for a pretty good number of
school situations. I think they wrote this book under the presupposition that
the user would construct their own sentences w/the vocabulary and phrases
Which leads me to one of the big weaknesses of this book. The authors would have
done well to use conversation vignettes to introduce the topics they cover as
giving the reader a context for use would go a long way to assimilating this
vocabulary. As it stands now, this book is a glorified dictionary and phrase
book; there was a better way to present a book of this nature that would have
been far more useful than what it is in its current form.
This book should be called "Spanish vocabulary for educators" as that's about
all it offers. An occasional poorly presented grammar lesson is thrown in. At
one point Mr. Harvey says a grammatical concept is too hard to explain so just
find some Spanish speaking people and listen to them. I would have the exact
quote (which I did when I wrote to the publisher about this insult to educators)
but I threw the book out. Don't waste your money on this piece of trash; a good
dictionary will serve you better.
Most language courses give you a lot of words and phrases which are needed if
you are a tourist. This one concentrates on what you need if you work in the
schools. The author writes very clearly and the lessons follow a natural
progression. Everything I learned here was useful. A very good investment. Get
the book with the tapes. They are well worth it.
This easy to use book helps even the Spanish illerate speak and converse. With
easy to access vocabulary and phrases, you will be on your way to making your
Spanish speaking parents and students feel welcome in your school. Everything
from discipline to the clinic is covered in this book. I would like to see a
copy in all of our school buildings to make easy references and translations for
our parents and students.