This one-day workshop is designed to enhance a teacher’s ability to understand and to work effectively with Spanish-speaking students and their families. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Workshop topics may include: writing letters to the Hispanic students’ parents; family customs and how they can relate to welcoming school and classroom environments; Mexican celebrations and holidays, and working with translation. Participants will:

  • Take away key Spanish language and cultural knowledge for use in the classroom
  • Apply knowledge about second language learning to classroom instruction
  • Acquire strategic Spanish language abilities to nurture meaningful relationships with Latino students and their families
  • Visit an authentic local Latino setting & use Spanish for authentic purposes
  • Learn how to find and use materials in Spanish for use in the English language classroom
  • Become role models for ALL students by starting a lifelong language learning journey
Friday, December 7, 2012
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia; Featured Speaker at the 2012 Georgia TESOL Conference. 


UGA College of Education, Office of Outreach and Engagement


On or before November 1: $250

After November 1: $275

Send 10 or more from your school and receive a discounted registration fee of $225 per person. Group registrations cannot be made online and must be made using the registration form. All forms must be received together by mail or fax.

(Registration is limited to the first 40 participants)

Special Note: Bring $10 cash for lunch for the Spanish Emersion luncheon to be held at an authentic restaurant.

Deadline to Register: November 30, 2012

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before November 30, 2012 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. 

Contact information: 

Melanie Baer
UGA College of Education, Office of Outreach and Engagement

Special Needs
If you require special services or have dietary restrictions, contact your Jean Mann at, by November 30, 2012