This course is of significant benefit to:
- Teachers who are non-native speakers of Spanish who are required or intend to teach Spanish or a subject through Spanish (CLIL) as well as those planning to start teaching Spanish.
- Other school educational staff needing to work on projects/exchange programmes/committees with an international dimension.
- Those who need to develop their language skills to study relevant literature or publications in Spanish.
- Those who need to liaise with Spanish-speaking colleagues, counterparts or parents.
• To Improve Spanish fluency for teaching and to provide participants working with Spanish the key language and communication skills necessary in personal, academic or professional contexts.
• To enhance individual competency, language skills and fluency in Spanish language in a multi-national environment.
• To promote communication in Spanish between teachers, educational staff and students.
• To improve staff ability to read and understand professional articles and journals published in Spanish in relation to ICT resources.
• To promote ICT effective tools for teachers and learners to better enable them to use Spanish confidently and efficiently.
Preparation Pre-course Preparative Modalities:
- Needs Analysis
- Online resources for pre-course, arrival and cultural information
- Online language level assessment
COURSE CONTENT AND STRATEGIES
The overall approach in the language development classes is communicative using a task based learning approach. This covers all aspects of Spanish language skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing and mediation as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities.
Class dynamics include individual, pair and group work, discussions, debates, roleplays, microteaching, presentations, written tasks and listening exercises. A friendly, supportive atmosphere encourages participants to share their own ideas and experience while sharing with other international students.
Trainers seek to give the participants greater personal fluency, more confidence in the classroom and insights into current language teaching methodology. Teachers promote ICT effective tools to better enable the participants to use Spanish confidently and efficiently in and out classroom.
1) Mornings (9:15-13:00): Intensive Spanish Language
2) Afternoons (13:30-14:20): ICT tools for teaching and learning
3) Late afternoons / evenings: Optional workshops and activities
- Enhanced Spanish language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, mediation, fluency and accuracy
- Improved confidence in using a foreign language
- Teamwork, interpersonal competences
- Better understanding of students’ needs and behaviour in class
- Exposure to different methodological and classroom practices
- Better Knowledge of the use of technology in the classroom
- Better understanding to read professional articles and journals published in Spanish in relation with ICT resources.
- Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
a) Daily Teaching Sessions
- Morning: 4 x 50 minutes (3 hrs. 20)
- Afternoon: 1 x 50 minutes
b) Entry Level: CEFR B2
c) Maximum class size: 10
• Pedagogic learning materials included
• Setting of learning objectives
• Ongoing assessment and evaluation including feedback on progress
• Guidance and advice on homework exercises
• Optional additional language workshops
• City orientation tour and welcome activity
• Access to school study and media centre
• A Certificate of Attendance and Achievement
• Europass Mobility
• Post-course Facebook forum