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Spanish for teachers with EL Students

Spanish for Teachers with EL Students

You CAN learn Spanish as a Teacher…

Even if you…

  • Have never learned Spanish before
  • Are not sure you can learn it
  • Don’t have 10+ years of experience
  • Are an adult…in a classroom full of monolingual/ELL students

Hi, I’m Brian Morton, the author of The Best Way to Learn Spanish Fast. I’m a little different from other people that write about Spanish. Instead of telling you what you CAN’T do with Spanish, I have changed the narrative…and teach you how to remove the cultural barrier to build trust with your students and their parents.

Introducing…Spanish for Teachers with EL students

This is the first course to teach you how to breakdown cultural barriers with your students, build trust…including the actual specific phrases to use in your dialogue.

Not just “tips” and “advice,” but the actual scripts that I’ve used in the classroom myself.

This proven program walks you through every step to successfully remove the cultural barrier to develop a bond that helps you build a relationship with your students today.

Spanish for teachers with EL students

I included hours of video, detailed body-language analyses, and ready to use scripts to help you say the right things to students and/or parents in parent-teacher conferences.

All so you can take control of your career and stop relying on a translator to do it for you.

This program works for teachers with EL students, administrators, people in the education field, at any age, with any level of experience, male or female, even if you have never spoken Spanish before.

Is Spanish easy for you to learn?

I recently had a fascinating experience. I asked hundreds of people is Spanish easy for them to learn. See if their responses resonate with you.

Question: Is Spanish easy for you to learn?

Spanish for Teachers with EL students is an online interactive language learning program that allows teachers to learn the essential vocabulary and phrases that they can use on several different occasions like Back to School night, IEP meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.

There is no need to be fluent to be able to speak to monolingual, ESL students, and their parents. Remove the cultural barrier and build trust. Learn Spanish today.

Do you think it’s difficult to learn Spanish? Here’s the answer.

“For Americans, it the default foreign language since Spanish is often the only foreign language encountered.”                – Sean Y.

“No language is easy to learn. But Spanish is the kind of language that’s easier to learn than say, French. Spanish has 5 vowel sounds, and except for u in certain situations, it doesn’t have silent letters. It’s straight forward.” – John T.

“For an English speaker? No. It might seem that way at first because Spanish is easy to pronounce and a lot of words are similar (televisión etc).” – James O.

“Sure. It depends on how much effort you put into it. It’s all up to YOU. No excuses. You get out of it what you put into it. Work hard, and you’ll get a lot out of it.” – Patricia P.

“Yes, It is very easy to learn Spanish languages.” – Jessica D. 

“Yes, it is easy and worthy to learn. Spanish is a great language to learn because it’s so easy to practice anywhere in the world.” – Bhavya S.

“In some ways, Spanish is easier than English. For example, letters are always pronounced the same way, and there are no silent letters. When you read a word, you can confidently know how to say it correctly.” – Stu C.

“Spanish is much easier to learn than many, probably the most European languages.” – Ro L.

“No. it is not difficult to learn Spanish. I think it is easy to learn if you do Practice daily.” – Gagana S.

Pretty incredible. For most of us, learning Spanish is not difficult at all.


I asked the SAME people to tell me why they would take the time to learn Spanish.

Look at these results. They will inspire you.

QUESTION: “Why Should I Learn Spanish?”

“Speaking Spanish has allowed me to have many amazing experiences, trips, lessons, and friendships. Most of these wouldn’t have happened had I not spoken Spanish.” – Kyle P.

“If you live in California, speaking Spanish gives you a foot up on employment and business opportunities. You can use it every day, often all day.” – Steve W.

“It opens doors to such a huge part of the culture in this world, and in my own state of California, it will soon be the language spoken by the majority.” – Declan D.

“It is good for your head to learn another language. You become smarter.” – Brian F.

“You are more marketable. The U.S. does a lot of business south of the border. Putting a foreign language on your resume tends to get the attention of recruiters.” – Ryan B.

“Learning Spanish (or any second language) as an adult can be transformative to your perspective on your life, your native history and culture, if not your emotions.” – Newell S.

“My experience with learning Spanish was that it allowed me to view life through a different lens.” – Frank L.

“Learning Spanish will enable you to keep pace with Hispanic influence on culture which is strong and getting stronger.” – David W.

So let me get this straight. On one hand, Spanish is easy to learn — and it would allow us to meet great people, travel, increase my salary, and have great friendships with people who speak the language.

And when I asked the readers why should I learn Spanish, they listed reason after reason why I “should” learn Spanish.

Smarter. More marketable. Transformative

Funny how in the same time period, others were increasing their salaries, leaving their colleagues in the dust.

So we know learning Spanish would mean a world of difference for us. Yet we accept excuse after excuse for not learning. Why?

We “know” we should learn Spanish.

So why don’t we?

We know we’re probably missing out on a lot of great opportunities.

In fact, when I asked my readers why they haven’t taken the time to learn Spanish, here’s what they said!

Carrie C. says:                                                                                                                                                                                        I would love to become fluent in Spanish but cannot justify devoting the time to it right now. It is in my “someday” file — and I work very hard not to put much in there!

Ishan M. says:                                                                                                                                                                                         I started learning and I found out that the worst part of learning Spanish was the irregular verb. I wanted to learn fast cause I already knew French and English and I thought it is much easier but it was not. Also, the volume of vocabulary that you have to memorize did not fit my goal to be able to learn fast.

If you’ve read my stuff, you’ve heard my stories about people learning Spanish through conversation. Mentally, most of us add it to our “Yeah…I should do that” list — along with working out more, eating healthier, and traveling more.

Yet when it comes to contributing another language to our salary, we almost never do it. Why?

One profoundly important reason why we don’t contribute is the same reason we don’t do all those other things that we “should” do: “we all have invisible scripts,” or guiding beliefs so deeply embedded that they’re almost invisible to us.

For example:

      • “I should follow my passions”
      • “I work hard, so I deserve a nice car”

Sometimes our scripts are helpful, productive, and based on evidence. Other times, though, they’re negative, limiting, and completely false. This is especially true about our scripts about our abilities to acquire a second language. 

When it comes to acquiring a second language to get paid what we’re worth, here are two invisible scripts we unconsciously use: 

INVISIBLE SCRIPT #1: “I can’t learn a new language as an adult.”

We hear about others learning Spanish, but somehow they’re different. They have a better memory…they have better study skills…they have more experience…they live in an area with more Spanish speakers…or they just did it “somehow.” We’re not really sure, but when we look around, we see:

      • Random people posting videos of them speaking in Spanish
      • A workplace where we’re underpaid for not acquiring a new language
      • A job where we’re constantly reminded that some people are getting paid more for knowing Spanish.

Yet the truth is, some people let their invisible scripts hold them back — while others tackle them head-on and conquer them:

“Spanish has helped both my career and my social life dramatically.” – Graham H.

“Thanks to the fact that I am bilingual some professional opportunities came to me even in Europe.” – Erika M.

“I’ve had multiple job offers based on the area I live in and being able to speak Spanish and English.” – Donovan F.

By the way, bilinguals have these invisible scripts, too…but they overcome them and are compensated greatly. They’re greatly appreciated for their language skills. And they use the right Spanish phrases to speak to the people they work with and come across.

If you’re a valuable asset to your school — if you do good work, take the initiative to learn a new language, and make life easier for administration — you’re worth far more than you think, even in this economy. But you have to know how to speak Spanish. The TRUTH is, $3,000 or $5,000 to your school is a drop in the bucket. But to you, it could be life-changing.

INVISIBLE SCRIPT #2: “I don’t have time.”

That’s fine — for a mediocre teacher. That’s the same caliber of an answer that you’ll receive from someone that does not push themselves to be great. Duh. A response that’s obviously an excuse for someone who does not want to build a connection with their students.

Yes, Spanish does require practice. But that means teachers who can form a bond with their students are valued even more now because schools want to hold onto the best teachers who are helping them retain their students.

If you go home at 3 pm and never contribute anything useful to your school beyond your classroom duties, you should stop reading this and close the window.

If you contribute more than the average teacher — and you’re willing to work hard — you should be paid the amount you deserve.

INVISIBLE SCRIPT #3: “I don’t have the ability to acquire a new language.”

wrong, wrong, WRONG.

The classic invisible script is also horribly sad since it usually takes us years to figure out that simply putting our head down and working hard does NOT get us noticed at work. And simply “doing good work” is not enough.

Then we hear words like “networking,” which makes us think of being dirty, immoral, inauthentic teachers. Better to just forget about it and teach…even if it means not getting a few thousand dollars more. 

The problem is those thousands of dollars add up to millions over the span of our lifetime. And networking doesn’t have to be immoral or inauthentic. You can actually let your principal know how important your contributions are without being arrogant — even if you’re trying to promote yourself as an introvert.

By the way, how would you feel if you knew your colleague — who has the same years of experience teaching as you do and knows Spanish — might make $3,000 more than you do? Chances are, he took the initiative to earn their BCLAD in Spanish. He didn’t even have to be a master at it…he simply learned a new language.

And with some training, you can do far better than that. You’ll know exactly WHAT to say WHEN to say it, and HOW to say it — and you’ll have the confidence to speak with students and parents in Spanish.

The surprising truth: What NOT learning Spanish is costing you

We’ve talked about how we “know” we should learn Spanish…but when we don’t, it costs us thousands of dollars per year…adding up to MILLIONS of dollars over the span of our teaching career.

That’s not an exaggeration. A single $5,000 salary increase in your teaching career, when properly invested, can be worth more than $1 million by the end of your career. And people who acquire a new language once tend to be more successful and learn many new things.

Spanish for teachers with EL students

If we assume you learn Spanish and you get your BCLAD in your teaching career, for a total of $5,000, that means you’re losing over $400 per month by not learning Spanish and getting your BCLAD.

Think about that.

Every day you’re not learning Spanish, you’re losing money.

And it’s not just about your teacher’s salary. You’re losing out on other things that you could acquire — additional benefits, better titles, increased responsibilities. And most of all, the ability to know that you are treated with respect…and you are being paid what you deserve.

Most people never learn Spanish because they think it’s too hard. But when you see your invisible scripts for what they are — limiting beliefs — you can make a change. When you finally hear what your administrator isn’t telling you, you’ll have the confidence to learn Spanish and ask for what you deserve. And when you’re armed with the knowledge, phrases, and statements on precisely WHAT to say, WHEN to say it, and HOW to say it, you’ll be unstoppable.

What your principal isn’t telling you

Just one more thing.

I’ve been on the other side of the negotiating table many times. I’ve negotiated my salary as a teacher, and I’ve had my administrator negotiate against me.

Let me share the biggest insights from sharing this very same experience.

$5,000 means nothing to a school district, but it means everything to you.                                                                                         Let’s assume your current salary is $70,000. That means your school is paying around $100,000 “fully loaded,” when they include taxes, health insurance, benefits, furniture, and everything else. And that’s just for non-tenured teachers!

If your school employs 20+ teachers, they’re likely making at least 7 figures in revenue — often many, many times that. $5,000 is nothing to a large, medium, or even small school! They do not want to lose you over a few thousand dollars. That’s pocket change to them.

Keeping their school running is far more important than counting pennies to them — and for most schools, that’s exactly what $5K is equivalent to.

“But I just don’t have time.”                                                                                                                                                                      This may be true, but a well-qualified teacher is not concerned with time, which they know is out of their control. Instead, they are more concerned with adding more value at work, understanding what their principal needs, helping him shine, and quantifying their work. Even in a time crunch, well-qualified teachers can find the time to get things done.

Which do you want to be?

You’ve already cost your company thousands of dollars. $5,000 is nothing.                                                                                      Companies spend an average of $6,000 for recruiting new teachers. As you get more and more teaching experience, that number increases. If you factor in training and onboarding, and your school district has spent well over $10,000 in hiring you.

They don’t want to lose you for a simple $5K bilingual authorization on your credential, which they’d spend if you left anyway. If you can obtain your BCLAD, you can often bring up your pay dramatically.

Do nothing, get nothing.                                                                                                                                                                                  Most people (especially men) simply don’t try to learn a new language like Spanish. They take the teacher’s salary that’s offered…over and over again…and soon, they wonder how their colleague (who does the exact same work) makes $5,000/year more than them.

When you don’t try to learn anything new, you invisibly condemn yourself to passively accept whatever your principal offers — and his goal is to pay you as little as possible to keep you working!

It’s risky NOT to learn Spanish.                                                                                                                                                                      First-time language learners become self-conscious about the way they pronounce certain words in Spanish: “Am I saying it right?” But we already know that your school has spent thousands of dollars recruiting and training you, so they don’t want to lose you. The bigger risk is NOT learning Spanish — and losing $400 per month, plus the respect of your principal and peers.

When you learn a new language, you’ll be surprised how quickly your principal will treat you with respect.

Are you ready to learn Spanish?


Introducing The Spanish

For Teachers with EL Students

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Spanish and become more confident as a well-qualified teacher who can walk into their principal’s office and walk out after obtaining your BCLAD…this course may be for you.

If you’re tired of waiting for your principal to recognize your work and to magically raise your salary…and you’re ready to change the “waiting game,” this course is probably right for you.

And if you’re ready to take control of your life — realizing that this is not just about the money, but to learn a new language to better reach your students and their parents — this course is definitely for you.

Now, first, what this course is NOT: This is not some random ebook on “how to learn Spanish in 10 minutes” or “Spanish phrases for teachers.” Those are obviously a waste of your time. In this course, you’ll learn material that cannot be found on Google or by reading a bunch of random Spanish books.

That’s because I spent years developing my own skills as a Spanish speaker, interviewing against hiring managers at companies like United Health Care, human resources personnel for several teaching positions across Southern California, and as a Spanish translator for various professional development trips in Central America.

I took my learnings and combined them with some of the smartest Spanish speakers on the planet, including my classmates at USC. Then I tested the material…and tested it again and again.

Finally, I packed it up into videos and lessons, complete with the actuals words to say, and the vocal tone to model. All in video format for you to follow.

This is the first course with the exact scripts and tactics to help connect you with your EL students and to crack the code to add a bilingual authorization on your credentials and to earn a bigger check. The Spanish for Teachers with EL students is a 20-day program to help you connect with your EL students using Spanish, add a bilingual authorization on your teaching credential, and to get anything else you want out of your teaching job.

You’ll learn how to…

Master the Mindset of a Master Spanish Speaker
                • The biggest myths about speaking Spanish that hold nearly everyone                                              back from learning the language they deserve
                • The “mental traps” that people use to trick themselves into not learning —                                        and precisely how to overcome them
                • How to permanently adopt a “Spanish speaker’s mindset” so you can speak                                    like a native
Know Your Worth
                • How to greet Spanish speaking parents in meetings and parent-teacher                            conferences
                • Know your worth — even if it isn’t quantifiable!
                • How to build your Spanish lexicon so you know what to say and when to say                                  and when to say it — no guesswork needed
The Rapid Action Steps to Becoming a Spanish Speaker
                • Rapidly increase your Spanish vocabulary from “adequate” or even “good”…to                        “extensive” with a timeline and step-by-step checklist
                • The psychological techniques to improve your memory and tilt the odds of                                  becoming a successful Spanish speaker
                • The classic memory techniques that will help you increase your vocabulary in                                      Spanish — and then deliver it in the most effective way. Hint: Just doing the bare                                minimum to learn Spanish overnight rarely works.


Prepare Your GPS
                • How to “wow” parents when you walk into the room (Hint: 90% of the work is                                done before you ever walk in the room)
                • The real secret behind the GPS Learning Method…and why it really works
                • Step-by-step instructions on how you can create a GPS — even if you don’t have                              any previous experience learning Spanish
                • How to strategically maximize your list of Spanish vocabulary so you maximize                                what you get


Plus: The Spanish for Teachers with EL Students Vault
                • Access to Spanish dialogue that works
                • Conversation roadmap to guide the conversation where you want it to go —                                perfect if you’re shy, perfect if you’re a first-time Spanish speaker
                • Worksheets, timelines, and action steps so you actually know what to do and                              when

This is the most complete, step-by-step guide on speaking Spanish for teachers with EL students anywhere. Not just random “tips,” but the actual phrases and strategies.

That’s my philosophy. It would be easy to put a 50-page ebook with obvious tips like “Learn Spanish every day!” and “Practice makes perfect!” What a waste of time. I wanted to do something different — something that would stand the test of time and help you get paid what you deserve.

As a Spanish speaker, I spent years developing my own skills, then more years packaging this into a step-by-step guide you can use. I use video to help you boost your effectiveness as a Spanish speaker. You will see your change in just 10 minutes.



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User Avatar Brian Morton

Hello! I'm Dr. Brian Morton and I founded Esperanza Española to help learners succeed in life by helping them to learn Spanish. I'm the creator of #esperanzaespañola, which is an 8-week intensive course that helps students to acquire the fundamentals of learning a new language which, in this case, is Spanish. I have been an educator in the Los Angeles area for over 10 years and I have helped my students acquire a new language.

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