Intensive Course – Spanish Teacher Training
With the proper training you can become an excellent teacher. In our intensive course for Spanish teachers, you will learn to plan and manage your own class. You will learn the methodologies you need to teach, and you can put your knowledge into practice in classes with foreign students who volunteer to attend classes to continue their language learning, thus contributing to your learning process.
You’ll get to learn by practicing live! We realize that in order to become a good teacher, you can’t only study with a book. Rather, developing your skills in a classroom with real students is essential. That’s why our intensive course is a great opportunity. You will learn a wide variety of teaching exercises and study a number of theories and approaches. Our teachers will help you put them into practice in educational feedback exercises. You will have top quality instructors and classmates, which will make this process a key professional experience for you.
Why choose CLIC Malaga?
Is there any place better than Malaga to learn a language? Many students have attended the academy they can confirm that it is wonderful! In fact, each year more students come to our academy from all over the world to learn Spanish. With this in mind, we can promise you two things:
1) You will be studying in one of the most important Spanish language schools in the world. At CLIC Malaga, we treat each person who comes through the doors as an individual. You will be another amazing professional of our teaching team.
2) We have a huge number of students, and this will benefit you since it is so important to put everything you learn into practice. You can study on your own, yes, but if you can’t practice in real situations and teach real students, the information may fall flat. Take advantage of this opportunity – move forward with CLIC Malaga into your professional future.
We believe that CLIC Malaga is the best place to take your Spanish teaching course. If we haven’t convinced you yet, we invite you to meet us and find out for yourself.
Intensive course details
What are the contents of this course?
- First day of class activities.
- Teaching portfolio.
- Objectives and approaches for foreign language teaching.
- How to present 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?
In classes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (first week)
In this first block you will study the theory and teaching methods of Spanish as a second language. In addition, practical advice is included so that you can teach your first classes, which begin the second week of the course.
From 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday, starting the second week)
The second block is dedicated to teaching classes to our foreign students. After the classes, a reflection and discussion session will be held with your tutor and your classmates to analyze your presence in the classroom.
* The schedules are approximate and may change depending on the course.
Is this course accredited, and accepted in other settings?
Yes. It is accredited by the prestigious University of Barcelona, through the IL3 Continuing Education Institute. At the end of the course, you will receive 6 official ECTS credits.
What are ECTS credits?
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. It is the system used by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and is responsible for regulating and guaranteeing the quality of certified studies.
Each ECTS credit corresponds to at least 25 hours of work, including not only classroom hours, but also those dedicated to studying and the preparation of projects.
What will I receive at the end of my course?
Upon completion of the course, and provided that you have completed 100% of the theoretical classes, you will receive the corresponding certification from International House. You will also receive a personalized report with all the details of your progress throughout the course.
If you need or want official ECTS credits, you must first obtain the certificate. If you do not pass, you will receive a document confirming that you have participated in the course and completed it.
What is the teaching portfolio?
The teaching portfolio is the result of everything you will have learned and developed in your teaching course with us. You must send it in at the end of your course, and it will be used to determine the final grade and your progress report. The teaching portfolio mark is essential if you want to qualify for the 6 official ECTS credits.
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About the Course
- 150-hours (4 weeks)
- Class timetable: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (first week); 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (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 specialised and very professional but it is given in such a pleasant and chilled way that you don’t 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 covers a lot of topics. I am very happy to have done it and I highly recommend it. 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 even better explained). They complement the practical part really superbly – the programming of workshops and the development of the didactic unit – which is very well reinforced with the classes for real foreigners.
Very good, very useful. It has certainly been a success. I also think that the final certificates (the one from the course and the one from the internship I did) will be helpful for me when making progress in this field. “