The scientific, academic and professional interest of the University Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language derives from the excellent international situation of the Spanish language today. This situation is associated with the need to train expert teachers and competent researchers who develop a series of qualities, capacities and competencies necessary to effectively carry out their work in different professional environments: teaching, academic management, editorials and consultancies and consultancies for companies or companies. institutions that respond to the current needs of an increasingly multilingual and multicultural society.
It is a master's degree with growing academic and professional expectations by providing the training program, updated theoretical knowledge and highly useful didactic skills that will guarantee success in professional work and facilitate integration into a labor market of enormous international projection. In addition, for those students interested in research, this area or field provides the knowledge and techniques necessary to make such dedication possible.
For the configuration of the Master's degree according to the new educational framework, the new norm that configures the new system of adaptation to the European Higher Education Area has been taken into account: Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29 [modified by the Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2 (BOE of July 3, 2010) and by Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28 (BOE of February 10, 2011)], which establishes the ordinance of official university teachings.
The University Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language is an official title, the study plan having been published in BOE number 45 of February 20, 2018.
This training is accredited by the Madri + d Foundation, being an official university degree that allows obtaining, depending on the bases of each call, a higher score in the scale of the opposition to teaching or in Public Administration competitions.Addressed toUniversity Graduates in Undergraduate, Bachelor's or Diploma in the different areas of Modern Languages, Philology, Linguistics, Translation, Education Sciences, Humanities, Pedagogy and Communication Sciences and language professionals who wish to specialize in teaching Spanish as a language foreign.
They will also be able to access it from other university degrees as long as the candidate has completed a training course related to the teaching of foreign languages, has experience in learning languages or has experience as a teacher in teaching languages and can accredit it by means of a file of subjects passed or certified by the center where he teaches classes with a minimum of 250 hours, as a teacher of a foreign language.
In the event that there are candidates whose mother tongue is not Spanish, they must accredit / certify a C1 level of knowledge of Spanish, of the European Framework of Reference by means of a DELE diploma from the Instituto Cervantes or equivalent. In the absence of such accreditation, passing a C1 level test of Spanish carried out by the university will be required.Main objective of the MasterTo train qualified professionals in the field of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, providing them with a practical and competitive profile that enables them to carry out their professional work properly and with guarantee of success, facilitating their integration into a labor market of enormous international projection.
The master is programmed so that the following specific scientific objectives are met:Develop positive attitudes and openness to linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting intercultural communication, respect for fundamental rights and for the values of a culture of peace and democratic values.
Provide the essential theoretical knowledge in the field of applied linguistics to the teaching of foreign languages and second languages.
Instruct in the most relevant aspects of the different areas of linguistic study of Spanish (grammar, pragmatics, semantics and phonetics and phonology), without forgetting an approach to Hispanic culture through the richness of its literature, its history and its art.
Provide didactic tools and fundamental methodological strategies, from the programming and organization of work in the E / LE classroom, according to the interests and characteristics of the students, to the design of materials or the use of information and communication technologies. communication that facilitate teaching or management tasks.
Learn about the latest techniques or trends in the teaching of Hispanic language, literature, and culture and learn about the possible avenues of research regarding this scientific field.Teaching systemUDIMA training model is based on distance education, making intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to facilitate the educational process.
UDIMA learning evaluation system contemplates carrying out and, where appropriate, overcoming different types of activities. The percentage weights established to evaluate the activities of each subject will be described in detail in the file of each module or subject contained in the teaching planning and will be established from the maximum and minimum established in the following table:
Participation in learning activities
Continuous Assessment Activities (AEC)
Face-to-face final exam
In all subjects, the student is monitored academically through the qualification of didactic activities based on the characteristics of the European Higher Education Area.Professional outingsThe teaching of Spanish as a second language is emerging, more and more, as a professional opportunity with a huge future. The Cervantes Institute, Official Language Schools, public and private schools abroad, lectureships and scholarships in foreign universities, private language teaching centers, NGOs ... are some of the many professional options for Spanish teachers. The functions to be carried out related to the aforementioned professional opportunities can be stated in the following:Coordination and management of centers and institutions.
Center project management.
Coordination, direction and supervision of research projects in language and applied linguistics.
Pedagogical advisor in the publishing industry.
Editorial project coordinator.
Preparation of digital ELE content.
In charge of information techniques and multimedia communication.
Responsible for cultural management in national and international spheres.
Technician for European and international administrations.
Cultural advisor in the Hispanic world.