Spanish teacher training programs
International House Barcelona has been running Spanish teacher training programmes since 1986. Currently we train over 200 Spanish language teachers a year, and run Encuentro Práctico, Spain's top annual for Spanish teachers (see below).
Our teacher training courses always include teaching practice (shown, above, a trainee helping out with a writing task) and we offer the following four professional development programmes for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language:
Introductory courses for Spanish teachers
These pre-service courses are designed for fluent Spanish speakers (either native or non-native) who would like to learn how to teach Spanish to foreigners. We offer these courses on both an intensive (full-time) basis, as well as an extensive (part-time) basis.
The intensive course last for 4 weeks (120 hours) and cover both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching. The extensive courses lasts 6 weeks and covers exactly the same syllabus.
Course start dates 2013
- January 14—February 22 (extensive, mornings)
- February 4—March 1
- February 11—March 22 (extensive, afternoons)
- April 2—26
- April 8—May 17 (extensive, mornings)
- May 6—31
- May 20—June 28 (extensive, mornings)
- June 3—28
- July 1—26
- August 5—30
- September 16—October al 25 (extensive, afternoons)
- September 30—October 25
- October 21—November 29 (extensive, mornings)
- November 4— 29
Those students who hold a University degree, have a suitably high level of Spanish (native or near-native speaker level) and who successfully complete these Introductory Training courses, receive an officially recognised teaching certificate from IL3 Universitat de Barcelona. This certificate is also equivalent to 6 credits on the University of Barcelona's Masters course in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
- 2013: 1.330€
Price includes the fee payable to the University of Barcelona for certification.
Methodology and Spanish Culture courses
These courses are designed for non-native teachers of Spanish who probably have some teaching experience. Teachers are given the opportunity to refresh and develop their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of Spanish culture.
These methodology and culture courses last two weeks (65 hours) and they are therefore run on an intensive (full-time) basis.
Online courses for Spanish teachers
As FormacionELE, and in collaboration with the IH Cádiz, IH Madrid and IH Seville, IH Barcelona offers online Spanish teaching training courses, both as individual two-week modules and as a complete 14-week course.
IH Barcelona runs Encuentro Práctico Barcelona, one of the world's major annual conferences for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language.
Encuentro Práctico now also takes place annually in a number of other cities in Europe:
For further information about our teacher training courses, including tailor-made courses, please contact Begoña Montmany in our Spanish Teacher Training department
Spanish Teacher Training Department