The job of a Spanish Teacher involves helping students communicate and understand the Spanish language. They encourage students to practice vocabularies they’ve learned and assist them in accurately listening, speaking, writing and reading Spanish. Techniques such as role-playing, dialogue, language games, literature, film, and other formal exercises are used in teaching foreign languages.
A successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching license. They must be literate and fluent in Spanish. Some employers may require Spanish teachers to possess a master’s degree in education or obtain additional certification.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, excellent teaching skills, interpersonal relations skills, time management and organizational skills, administrative skills, problem-solving skills, research skills, and extensive knowledge of various teaching materials. He/she must also be compassionate, patient, observant, detail-oriented, creative and think outside the box.
Specific work elements
Spanish grammar, spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary and composition; guiding students on conversational Spanish; teaching students about Spanish language literature, culture and history; creating engaging lesson plans; planning classroom activities to motivate students; preparing visual aids; grading homework and exams; coaching students individually or as a group; communicating with parents and other teachers about a student’s progress; and other tasks as assigned. These duties vary largely depending on the level of education (elementary, high school, college, individual tutoring) Spanish teachers plan to teach.