Intensive Spanish Teacher Training
Learn how to plan for and manage a Spanish class of your very own! Everyone has the makings of a great Spanish teacher, they just need the right training and controlled practise to develop the skills. You will learn essential teaching methodologies and get to practise everything you’ve learned on our guinea pigs (sorry, “volunteer foreign students”) on this intensive Spanish teacher training course in Seville.
This course is so much more than sitting in a classroom all day reading textbooks. You learn best by doing. This is a core value of our intensive Spanish teacher training course. You will learn a wide range of exercises, approaches, and theories from teachers with passion and experience, and then you’ll use all the knowledge they’ve passed onto you in a real teaching environment. The feedback you gain from your teacher and classmates afterwards will be absolutely key to molding you into the best teacher you’re destined to be one day!
Why CLIC Seville?
Can you think of a better place to learn to be a language teacher than at a language school surrounded by language students? We certainly can’t! We have students from all over the world who come here to study Spanish. This means 2 things:
1) You will be learning at a school that’s seen thousands and thousands of Spanish language students through its doors. Here at CLIC Seville, all that experience will be passed down to you. It’s almost like we do all the hard work and you reap all the rewards!
2) We have a LOT of students. You can’t learn how to teach if you don’t have anyone to teach. Take advantage of our eager students who want as much class time as possible and practise everything we teach you with them.
We think CLIC Seville is the best place to do your Spanish teacher training, but don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!
What does the course cover?
- First day of class activities.
- Teacher’s portfolio.
- The objectives and approaches to teaching a foreign language.
- How to introduce new language.
- Exercises for teaching form.
- Exercises for improving communication.
- Classroom management.
- Class planning.
- Analysing language.
- Intercultural skills.
- Teaching vocabulary.
- Teaching pronunciation.
- Evaluating and correcting errors.
- Teaching Spanish for specific purposes.
- And more!
How is the course structured?
09:30 – 14:00 (First Week)
The theory and methods behind teaching Spanish as a second language. Also includes practical tutorials to prepare you for the afternoon classes that start in the second week.
15:00 – 17:30 (Monday to Thursday from the second week)
Practical classes with volunteer foreign students followed by discussions and reflections with your tutor and fellow classmates.
*Schedules are indicative and may change depending on the needs of each course.
Is this course accredited?
Yes. This course is accredited by La Universidad de Barcelona, through El Instituto de Formación Continua IL3. It’s worth 6 official ECTS credits.
What are ECTS credits?
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, the system used by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to regulate and guarantee the quality of certified studies.
Each ECTS credit corresponds to at least 25 hours of work, including not only hours spent in class but also hours spent studying and completing tasks.
What will I receive at the end of my course?
You will receive an International House certificate at the end of your course if you’ve attended at least 90% of the theory classes and 100% of the practical classes. You’ll also get a detailed and personalised report.
For those looking to gain the certificate for 6 ECTS credits, you need to pass the course in order to obtain the certificate. If you don’t pass, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance detailing the number of hours in the course.
What is the teacher’s portfolio?
Your teacher’s portfolio is a reflection of everything you’ve learned and achieved while studying with us. It must be submitted on the final day of your course and it will be used to determine your final grade, along with your progress report. This final grade is essential if you want to be recognised for 6 ECTS credits.
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- 150-hour course (4 weeks)
- Class schedule: 9:30 to 14:00 (first week), 09:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:30 (all other weeks)
- 18 participants (methodology)/6 participants (practical)
- Minimum recommended age: 21
- Includes teaching practice with volunteer foreign students
- A 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. “