Reasons to study this Postgraduate Degree

  • It offers new theoretical perspectives grounded in educational research on learning additional languages.
  • It provides knowledge and reflection on the use of innovative methodologies designed to facilitate instruction in English.
  • It focuses on the main methodological approaches to multilingualism and the acquisition of L2.


The teaching staff of this postgraduate degree is formed by university researchers, experts in the latest methodological innovations and teachers that come from actual schools.

English is one of the world's major languages. It is, therefore, important students learn it as young as possible. The postgraduate degree at UIC Barcelona, which is taught in English, will train you to incorporate English into your teaching and improve your level of English proficiency on a personal and professional level.


The Postgraduate Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language involves:

  1. Understanding the main methodological approaches to multilingualism and additional language acquisition.
  2. Learning about the cognitive and meta-cognitive processes that affect additional language FL acquisition.
  3. Gaining insight into and exploring the methodological approaches to integrating foreign languages and content (CLIL).
  4. To increase knowledge in phonetics paying attention in different accents and how to work pronunciation in class.
  5. Developing the cross-cultural competencies required of teachers of English as a foreign language.
  6. Learning about and integrating culture into foreign-language teaching.
  7. Designing teaching materials that promote foreign-language acquisition from a communicative, inter-disciplinary standpoint.
  8. Comprehending the processes involved in developing reading comprehension skills in multilingual settings.
  9. Improving the strategies for developing and enhancing teachers' English-language proficiency.

Prospective students

This is the right postgraduate degree for you if you are a pre-primary or primary teacher, a secondary school teacher or if you teach in a non-regulated school dedicated to teaching English. It will also be of interest to you if you are part of a school management team and you would like to discover new perspectives on teaching and learning English as an additional language. To take this postgraduate degree you must have at least a B1 level of English.
  • Students with a degree in Pre-Primary and Primary Education.
  • Students with an undergraduate or bachelor's degree in Humanities.
  • Students with an undergraduate or bachelor's degree linked to pre-primary, primary, secondary or upper secondary education.
  • Professionals from non-regulated education that involves teaching English as a foreign language.

Program and subjects

Subjects in course Type Term ECTS
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) OB Anual 3,50
Development of Intercultural Competences OB Anual 3,50
Multilingualism and FL Acquisition. Theoretical Approaches OB Anual 3,50
Pronunciation and Awareness of Different English Accents OB Anual 3,50
Reading As a Source of Language Learning OB Anual 3,50
Strategic Factors in Language Learning OB Anual 4,00
Teaching English As a Foreign Language OB Anual 3,50
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar term
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated July 5, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2020
6 months
2,175 EUR
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