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Course for Spanish teachers

A program designed for experts in the teaching of Spanish as a second language (SFL), based on the specific requirements of this discipline and further aspects of their trajectory as classroom teachers. 

Schedule
Start dates

first Monday of each month or upon request

Duration

40 hours (2 weeks)

Hours per day

4 classes of 55 minutes each

Levels

9

Time schedule

option 1: from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
option 2: from 2 to 6 p.m.

Max. number of students per class

6

Requirements
Spanish teacher, non native speakers must have a minimum level 7 on the Academia Uruguay language scale (equal to C1+ )
Certificates

participation certificate for every participant, with grade for all participants that pass the exam

Exams

see above

Rates
US$697.00

per week
Inscription fee: US$50 – to be paid once. Includes teaching material, language workshops, extracurricular activities.

Content

The candidates to undergo this special training program in the exciting world of Spanish Language teaching can choose their content from 14 proposed modules (with grammatical, cultural, pedagogical and didactic content) or can propose particular themes of interest so that the course design fits their specific interests, work context and language level.

Academia Uruguay issues a booklet of materials specially selected for candidates which will be the theoretical basis for each of the classes.

The Academic coordinators, module teachers and student jointly develop this 40-hour course to deepen understanding of the specifically desired. Our methodology, based on the communicative approach, works via and inseparable combination of theoretical and practical dimensions of the SFL classroom, evidenced by the constant development of concepts via different activities, teaching strategies and planning formats. In order to achieve this, we reinforce training with the opportunity to observe classes with foreign students in our school. This quality allows the student to reflect on their learning keeping in mind the realities of the SFL classroom as the main focus.

Encouraging student autonomy, we promote self-assessment throughout the two-week course. To pass the course we require the planning of a teaching sequence or the development of an original material for the language classroom, involving most of the agenda developed over the course requested. The coordinator will make an evaluation of that final work in a report covering strengths and weaknesses, language proficiency and teaching skills. Also, a bibliography is recommended to deepen certain aspects that the student may need to revise and which will be available in case of future doubts.

All our courses include the following:
– Teaching materials (study books)
– Level test, oral and written, before starting
– Optional exams at the end of each level and at the end of your stay
– Certificate including the amount of hours and level attained (plus grade if you passed the exam)
– Dictionary
– Two extracurricular activities per week (guided tours, museum visits, tango, asado dinners, excursions, etc.)
– Workshops, weekly or bi-weekly: Phonetics, Conversation, Narration, Audio
– Weekly tutorials after class
– Internet access through PCs at the Academia and wifi
– Hot and cold drinks
– Access to library and DVDs for further study
– Movie showings and discussions usually once a week
– Help in organizing trips around Uruguay and Latin America
– 24 hour hotline in Spanish, English, French and German

 
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