Spanish Immersion Program for Teachers in Barcelona
Spanish for Teachers in Spain is a two-week development program in Barcelona, crafted specifically for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. This course consists of theoretical classes and teaching practice which includes leading Spanish lessons at Expanish in Barcelona.
The course is designed for native or non-native speakers of Spanish who teach the language as a second or foreign language. Course participants must have at least a C1 level of Spanish by the CEFR. Participants must have a desire to improve their language teaching skills, an interest in acquiring practical didactic knowledge in the classroom, theoretical and methodological pointers and in learning about the preparation and elaboration of authentic material for these purposes.
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Spanish for Teachers in Spain will focus on the theoretical frameworks of varying teaching methods of existing ELE and will demonstrate to participants the different methods of incorporating the communicative method within a Spanish class setting. The course will also provide participants with the practical tools they will need to structure their own ELE classrooms by offering a range of resources including:
- Structuring a class
- Managing teacher-student interactions
- Identifying and teaching to different learning methods in students
- Presenting grammar and vocabulary
- Adapting and preparing didactic materials
- Using images, audio, and video (ICT)
- Incorporating educational games and activities in a classroom productively
- Distinguishing and correcting common mistakes and errors
- Evaluating student progress
The course is a total of 50 hours. 40 hours will be theoretical classes during which participants will discuss the practical implementation of what they learn. These classes will take place 9am-1pm, Monday – Friday. The final 10 hours will allow the participants to act as teaching assistants, during which participants will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in a real world classroom with groups of multicultural students of different levels studying in the Spanish school. These practical hours will take place the second week of the course from 2pm-4pm, Monday to Friday.
The course evaluations consist of a final exam and two practical presentations. The latter consist of putting together a sample class together with its corresponding didactic material (physical and visual). Attendance and punctuality is another point that should be evaluated, with 80% attendance for the theoretical classes and 100% for the practice. At the end of the program, each student receives an official certificate proving their participation in the course.