Teaching: Professional Development Program

About the program:

Participants of the program can choose to take up to three 2-credit courses for professional development hours. Each class will meet face-to-face from August 11-15 for two and one-half hours/day. The remainder of the course will be complete online at one’s own pace from August 18-29.

Courses being offered:

SPAN 586A Topics in Spanish Literature – Professor Fajardo
Aug. 11 - Aug. 15, 2014, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 18 - Aug. 29 - Distance Learning

An overview of the principal moments and developments of Spanish (Peninsular) literature, from the Middle Ages to the present. Specific representative texts will be assigned for each literary period. Class time will consist of an introduction to the period and class commentary on the assigned text(s).

SPAN 583A Teaching Methodology: Navigating the Three Modes of Communication – Professor Bohinski
Aug. 11 - Aug. 15, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Aug. 18 - Aug. 29 - Distance Learning

This course will focus on foreign language curriculum and teaching. Educators will learn effective and innovative strategies that can be implemented into any foreign language classroom. The specific area of emphasis will be on the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational and how they can be integrated into both face-to-face and online activities.

SPAN 507A Cultural Trends in Contemporary Latin America – Professor Hassell
Aug. 11 - Aug. 15, 2014, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Aug. 18 - Aug. 29 - Distance Learning

This course offers educators an understanding of artistic, social, sport, culinary, economic, religious, political and other cultural trends in Latin America today.


For every two credits, the tuition is as follows:

  1. In-state – $901.60 (includes tuition and fees)
  2. Out-of-state – $1609.60 (includes tuition and fees)

Housing Options:

Housing is available from August 10-16

Dorms: equipped with a lounge area, microwave and stove

  • single room $29/nite - one twin bed
  • double room $44/nite ($22/person) - two twin beds
    • If you know who you will be rooming with, please make sure to note it when you send in your payment.
    • If you do not have a roommate in mind, you will be automatically placed with another participant. However, if there is an uneven amount of participants, you may be charged the single room rate.

There is the option to move to an apartment if it will be fully occupied and, of course, that is what the students would prefer.

Apt: $29/nite per person……consists of either 4 or 6 beds

  • Apt. for 4: 4 twin beds, 1 bath, and kitchen
  • Apt. for 6: 6 twin beds, 2 baths, 1 kitchen

Participants MUST bring their own linens. No sheets or towels are provided.

To request housing, make a check payable to Binghamton Univeristy in the full amount (amount of nights needed) and send to:

Melanie Yaworski
Romance Languages Department
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Food is NOT included in the price of housing. Food will be available for purchase on- and off-campus.

Follow these steps to apply for the program:

  1. Apply for admission to Binghamton University as graduate non-matriculated students through the Graduate School using this following link.
  2. Once being notified of acceptance into the Summer Session and having fulfilled the new student requirements (information about this is provided in the link above), then participants will need to self-register themselves through BU Brain using this link which contains registration information and a link to BU Brain.

*If you are looking for a centralized website where all of this information is offered in a general fashion, including links for admissions, registration and many other items of interest, visit the Summer Session website at: summer.binghamton.edu

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Last Updated: 8/1/16