In addition to Spanish language courses for foreign people from all over the world, we also offer teacher training courses of Spanish as a foreign language.
Valencia. In these past years, the quantity of courses teaching Spanish language as a foreign language has increased, as well as the interest of many students. However, in the ELE teachers training sector, the opportunities to become a teacher of Spanish or to improve and widen their skills have not increased. Universities do not offer courses in the Hispanic Philology, Translation and Teaching Degrees for those who would like to be teachers of Spanish as a foreign language.
Nevertheless, people who want to direct their work training to the teaching of E/LE can benefit of the many offers provided by certain organizations, such as the Cervantes Institute and the net of Centros Accredited Centres. Every year, almost 500 courses and seminars are carried out in collaboration with a large number of universities and teaching centres.
Costa de Valencia, escuela de español, is a part of this net of Accredited Centres by the Cervantes Institute, and we also offer special ELE teacher training courses, apart from the Spanish language courses for foreigners, offered at all levels.
During morning sessions, expert teachers provide, to teachers of Spanish as well as the students, required linguistic, methodologic and pedagogic knowledge and tools to be able to become a good teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. In the afternoons, participants have the opportunity to test all the theory and tools learnt during the morning sessions in a real context, teaching lessons to the students of the school.
Costa de Valencia carries out serveral ELE training courses in Valencia, throughout the year.
This course is designed for participants having little time available who wish to expand their knowledge of teaching/learning Spanish as a foreign language and therefor wish to realise a intensive course of E/LE training in one week.
The course is divided into theoretical-practical morning workshops, which are taught by titular teachers of our center with more than 10 years of experience in the field of E/LE teaching. The contents are, among others, teaching grammar and its problematic aspects in teaching foreigners, strategies to encourage conversation or the treatment of the cultural component.
Every afternoon of the week the participants will attend to real lessons with a tutor and with him they will plann the sessions, choose the school material and design the last session that they will be in charge.
This course is mainly intended for students who have recently graduated in Philology and who would like to start their training for teaching Spanish as foreign language (E/LE).
One part of the course consists of theoretical-practical workshops, which take place in the morning. Its contents are, among others, teaching grammar and its problematic aspects in teaching it to foreigners, strategies to encourage conversation, dealing with cultural components and analysing course materials and resources. These workshops will take place from Monday to Friday for two weeks and are taught by qualified teachers of our centre with more than 10 years of experience in the field of E/LE teaching who as well work together with teachers from the teaching unit of the University of Valencia.
On two afternoons of the week the participants will attend to real lessons with a tutor with whom they will work together to plan the lessons, to choose the material and to design a lesson which will be given by the students their selves.
This course is designed for no-native Spanish professors who practice their professions outside of Spanish-speaking countries.
The course is divided into theoretical-practical morning workshops, which are thaught by titular professors of our center with more than 10 years of experience in the field of E/LE teaching. The contents are, among others, teaching grammar and its problematic aspects in teaching foreigns, strategies to encourage conversation or the treatment of the cultural component.
During the afternoon sessions there will also be different workshops and socio-cultural visits aimed at learning first hand the Spanish socio-cultural reality that will serve to reflect how these aspects impact on teaching practice.