Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language


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The expansion of Spanish has been accompanied by a growing popularity of its study in recent years. Programs such as Visiting Professors to Impart Spanish as a Foreign Language or the French Educational Reform have triggered the demand for teachers of Spanish.

Definition of the program

The objective of this master's degree is the integral and multidimensional formation of teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) through an interdisciplinary program, since the future ELE teacher needs to go beyond the training in Spanish Language, General Linguistics or Literature, and requires fundamental knowledge such as Sociolinguistics or ICTs.

What makes this master unique?

  • Curriculum according to the new trends in language teaching (E-Learning 2.0 and 3.0, CLIL and The flipped classroom).
  • CLIL learning method: Integrated Content and Foreign Language Learning.
  • Offer of complementary credits of normative Spanish.
  • Subjects with a practical component very demanded by the students.
  • Practices in ELE teaching centers.
  • Access to the doctorate

Professional outings

The growing demand for the study of Spanish as a foreign language needs to be attended by teaching professionals with specific, innovative, quality training, with an important practical orientation and with a very significant presence of ICTs.

Main professional opportunities:

  • Teachers of ELE in Primary Education centers.
  • Teachers of ELE in Secondary schools.
  • Teachers of ELE in Official Language Schools.
  • Teachers of ELE in university centers.
  • Teachers of ELE in institutions dedicated to the teaching of languages.
  • Organization and management of educational centers specialized in ELE.
  • Creation and evaluation of ELE materials.
  • Research in the ELE classroom.

Admission profile

This program is aimed at people with a special interest in the study of languages, both in the normative aspects and in their cultural manifestations. It is an area of ​​knowledge in continuous change that demands vocational professionals in continuous training.

Graduates, graduates and / or graduates can access this master's degree in:

  • Philologies
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Linguistics
  • Education Sciences
  • Modern languages
  • Applied Languages
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychopedagogy
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and equivalents

Other candidates with experience as professors of Spanish or Spanish as a foreign language may also be admitted to the program.

* NOTE: Applicants with non-linguistic qualifications or with experience in ELE teaching must complete 12 complementary ECTS of normative Spanish training:

  • The phonological and phonetic system of Spanish (2 ECTS)
  • The grammar of Spanish (6 ECTS)
  • Lexicology, Lexicography and Semantics of Spanish (4 ECTS)

Access Requirements

The requirements of access and admission to the official Master's studies of the International Valencian University are established in accordance with article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the organization of official university education.

They will be able to access the official university studies or those belonging to the Master, who meet any of the following requirements:

  1. In order to access official master's degrees, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area, which authorizes the issuer of the degree to access Master's degrees.
  2. Also, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower in the country issuing the diploma for access to postgraduate education. The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title that is in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.

The title may have additional specific access requirements, which you can consult on the information page of each of them.

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