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 Spanish skills to study relevant literature or publications about Spanish civilization.
- 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 and 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 related to culture and civilization.
- To promote knowledge and activities for teachers and learners to better enable them to use Spanish confidently and efficiently in an intercultural context.
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.
Specific training is developed for staff in ethics and integrity awareness and in crosscultural competence. Teachers promote activities and intercultural contexts 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) Afternoon (13:30-14:20): Spanish Civilization
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 and intercultural competences
- Better understanding of students’ needs and behaviour in class
- Exposure to different methodological and classroom practices
- Better knowledge of Spanish civilization in international contexts
- Better understanding to read professional articles and journals published in Spanish related to a multicultural world
- Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
a) Entry Level: Minimum Level Spanish CEFR B2
b) Language of tuition: Spanish
c) Daily Teaching Sessions
- Morning: 4 x 50 min. (3:20 hrs)
- Afternoon: 1 x 50 minutes
d) 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