Intensive Course for Spanish Teachers
Learn to plan and manage your own Spanish class! In this course, you will learn methodologies that are essential for teaching Spanish. Additionally, you can put what you learn into practice thanks to our foreign students who attend your classes as volunteers to continue learning Spanish. With their presence, you can increase your knowledge during this intensive course for Spanish teachers in Cadiz.
At CLIC, you will learn by putting your knowledge into practice. Studying teaching isn’t enough to be a good teacher. One of the fundamental skills of teaching is to be able to interface with students directly in the classroom. That’s why our intensive course for Spanish teachers is a great opportunity to put into practice -with real students- a wide variety of exercises, educational theory and different approaches that you will learn.
We trust that this training, based on continuing feedback, will be a great experience for you. You’ll have amazing instructors and classmates at your side.
Why CLIC Cadiz?
Cadiz is an incredible city, not only because of its beauty and its history but also thanks to the joy and hospitality of its inhabitants. We have glowing feedback from foreign students who have studied with us from all corners of the world. So it is no surprise that more and more students of the Spanish language come to Cadiz every year. We can promise you two things:
1) You will study in one of the most important Spanish language schools in the world. At CLIC Cadiz, you’ll be treated well, and you will be one of many great professionals in our team.
2) We believe that it is essential to put everything we learn into practice. You could study on your own, and surely you would do well, but if you can’t practice teaching in person, it won’t do you very much good. Take advantage of the language students at our school, and step into your future with our help.
We are convinced that CLIC Cadiz is the best choice for taking a Spanish teaching course. If we haven’t convinced you yet, we invite you to get to know us and discover what we do for yourself.
What are the course contents?
- First day of class activities.
- Teaching portfolio.
- Objectives and approaches for teaching a foreign language.
- How to introduce a new language.
- Exercises on how to teach.
- Exercises to improve communication.
- Classroom management.
- Class planning.
- Language analysis.
- Intercultural skills.
- How to teach vocabulary.
- How to teach pronunciation.
- Evaluation and correction of errors.
- Teaching Spanish for specific purposes.
And much more!
How is the course organized?
Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (first week). In this block, you will learn theory and teaching methods related to Spanish as a second language. Practical teaching tutorials will prepare you beforehand for the classes you’ll start teaching during the second week of the course. The second block, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday, from the second week), is dedicated to practising teaching classes which will be taught to our foreign students. After the student teaching, there is a reflection and discussion session led by a tutor and attended by you and your classmates to analyze your presence in the classroom. * Timetables are approximate and may change depending on the course.
Is this course accredited?
In addition to being a well-known course, it is accredited by the prestigious University of Barcelona through the IL3 Continuing Education Institute. If you have a University degree, at the end of your course you will receive 6 official ECTS credits.
What are ECTS credits?
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and is the system used by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Therefore, it regulates and guarantees the quality of certified studies. Each ECTS credit corresponds to at least 25 hours of work, including not only classroom hours but also study and project preparation.
What will I receive at the end of my course?
You will receive a certificate from International House if you have completed 100% of the theoretical and student teaching classes. You will also be provided with a personalized report with all the details about the progress you have made during the course. If you want to obtain official ECTS credits, you will first need to obtain the IH certificate. If you do not pass the course, you will receive a document stating that you have participated in and completed the course.
What is the teaching portfolio?
The teaching portfolio is the result of everything learned and developed in your teacher’s course with us. When you finish the course, you will have to send it in, and it will be used to determine your final grade and to complete your progress report. The teaching portfolio is required to receive your final mark, which in turn is necessary if you want to qualify for the 6 official ECTS credits.
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- 150 hours (4 weeks)
- Class timetable: 9:30am to 2:00pm (first week); 9:30am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 5:30pm (the rest of the course)
- 18 students (during the methodology classes) / 6 students (classroom teaching practice)
- Recommended minimum age: 21
- Includes student teaching with foreign students
- University degree is not required
What our students say
The course is surprising because it is a very serious course, very specialized and very professional but it is given in such a pleasant and carefree way that you do not even notice. You learn a lot with hardly any effort, because of how nice the classes are. In my opinion, this is a consequence of the teachers of the course loving what they do and transmitting this love in their explanations, which come out more from experience than from textbooks. The course also has a lot of facets, all interesting, and plays a lot of topics. I am very happy to have done it and I recommend it effusively. Also, it has made it possible for me to teach Spanish all over the world.
I recommend this course to all the people who are thinking about giving Spanish classes or have already begun to do so and are finding difficulties, as was my case.
The contents are good and they are very well oriented (and better explained still). They complement and interpenetrate superbly with the practical part – that of the programming workshops and the development of the didactic unit -, which is very well reinforced with the assistance to real classes to foreigners.
Very good, very useful. It has certainly been a success. I also think that the final certificates (the one on the course and the one on the internship) will be able to serve me well in order to continue making progress in this field. “