Spanish for Teachers of Spanish

A one or two-week refresher course for practising, non-native-speaking, teachers of Spanish - in Malaga Spain. Over the years our partner school has gained considerable experience in providing courses for teachers. These have been both “open-enrolment” programmes and tailor-made courses for preformed groups. Many have been funded from the Comenius programme.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 30
  • Maximum class size: 10
  • Typical student age: 22 - 55
  • Typical student mix:
    71% European, 14% Far Eastern, 5% Middle Eastern, 10% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 24 Jul 2017
  • Tuition fees: From 448.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 448.00 EUR
    • 2 weeks: 842.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 70.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

The aim is to refresh the language and teaching skills of overseas teachers of Spanish.

The methodology classes will take the form of workshops, presentations, debates, etc. all led by the school’s trainers but expecting a high level of active participation and in-put from the participating teachers. The intention being to create a forum for the interchange of ideas and materials.

Key objectives

  • To refresh the language and teaching skills of overseas teachers of Spanish.
  • To provide materials and ideas of direct and immediate use in the classroom
  • To create a forum for the interchange of ideas

Course strategy

Advanced Language module

The Advanced Spanish language element will include very advanced language plus aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture.

There will be a mixture of teacher-led classes to progress and perfect language use and knowledge and mini-lectures on the cultural aspects. Other components include:

  • Advanced grammar and syntax: grammatical exceptions and precisions, nuances, etc
  • Advanced vocabulary: sayings and expressions, slang, Latin American comparisons etc
  • Aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures: Cinema, festivals, literature, art etc

Methodology module

The methodology classes will take the form of workshops, presentations, debates, etc all lead by our trainers but expecting a high level of active participation and in-put from the participating teachers. The intention being to create a forum for the interchange of ideas and materials.

Course content – week one - key elements

  • Ice-breakers and creating interaction in the classroom
  • Games for grammar and vocabulary
  • TIC in the classroom 1
  • Reading comprehension: ideas and debate
  • Materials workshop 1: presentation and discussion of books by Malaca Instituto and from other publishers.

Course content – week two - key elements

  • Use of songs
  • Writing skills: ideas for skill development
  • TIC in the classroom 2
  • Culture as a teaching tool
  • Materials workshop 2: debate on advantages and uses of commonly used textbooks

Outcomes

The programme is generally intended for teachers teaching in secondary schools. However a primary level teacher with the level of Spanish required will certainly benefit from the programme.

We understand that in most European countries such a course meets the requirements of the EU Erasmus fund.

The school also offers closed group programmes for teachers throughout the year. Contact us for more details.

 

 

 

Social programme

Make the most of your time in Malaga by  choosing from the great range of the activities and excursions on offer from the school.

Sports

The school provides you with all the information that you need to make the most of Málaga's excellent sports and social facilities. There is a huge range on offer:

  • Fitness training at the school’s gym
  • Tennis on the courts by the beach
  • Hiking
  • Golf and one of a number of nearby courses
  • Jogging trails
  • Aerobics classes in the dance studio

Excursions and activities

The school passionately believes that all these things help bring your Spanish alive. So do we ! We urge you to take the opportunity while you are in Malaga to learn more about Spain, see the countryside of Andalucía, eat Spanish food, meet Spanish people and visit the great cities. The schools dedicated excursions team help you to do all this and more!  The school organises visits  to:   

  • Cordoba
  • Granada 
  • Sevilla 
  • Ronda 
  • White-washed villages like Nerja and Frigiliana.

You can also go to Africa for the weekend and you will be able to see first hand a little of the modern-day Moroccan culture that in the past had such an influence in forming the traditions, way of life and architectural heritage that we see in Andalucía and Málaga today. 

The school offers a great range of other activities as well including:

  • Learning to cook real paella,
  • Preparing a perfect Gazpacho, and understanding how to make the best Tortilla in Malaga
  • Walking in the mountains
  • Learning to dance the Sevillanas 
  • Enjoying the sounds of the wonderful musicians and dancers that are regular visitors to the school for "fiestas"

 Note : Some activities are free; for others there is a small charge

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