Erasmus + KA1 training course for Spanish teachers

Mobility for Spanish teachers in Spain: Erasmus + KA1 training course

Next call: from Monday, 28th of August to Saturday, the 2nd of September of 2017.

Our Erasmus + KA1 training course is named” Enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera: propuestas prácticas para clases divertidas” and pursues a double objective:

  • Reflection and experiences exchange on specific issues.
  • Practical application of techniques for the creation of educational materials that are easily applicable to the Spanish class and can also serve as a model for non-linguistic Spanish subjects teaching.

From a purely academic point of view, the course has been conducted to obtain two different aims. The first one is to propose the adaptation of theoretical CEFR-based and competency-based learning contents to the special features of Spanish as a foreign language teaching. The second one is to present a peculiar and distinctive of Liceo Hispánico teaching methodology, which is mainly based on design and development of teaching materials. 

Learning Objectives– Erasmus + KA1 training course for Spanish teachers.

In the course “Enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera: Propuestas prácticas para clases divertidas”, we expect to achieve different learning objectives, besides the theoretical ones previously mentioned:

  • To promote the exchange of ideas
  • To encourage competency-based learning, as indicated in the CEFR
  • To offer new perspectives about already known issues
  • To propose a point of view on which consolidate new knowledge
  • To help to consider the educational work of the participants and its possible improvement
  • To provide the participants with a theoretical framework related to Spanish culture and language
  • To encourage teaching material creation as the main tool for the lessons in the centres of origin

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Work method – Erasmus + KA1 training course for Spanish teachers.

In order to facilitate communication between the participants, the course starts with an introduction in which each one speaks out about their place of origin, their workplace characteristics and the special features of their job. The result is usually very interesting and useful to verify how different the work environments are. Thus, we can find different students such as immigrants in social inclusion, retirees studying at university, work orientated students or teenagers learning their second or third language.
Each session starts with a theoretical reflection on a specific competency teaching, according to the Common European Framework of Reference. From this point, the speaker of Liceo Hispánico presents a series of materials and exercises that can be used as an example of the treatment of the issue in the Spanish class. The implementation and possible questions or incidents that the participants might face are specifically highlighted in this introduction. After introducing the subject, the participants focus on material creation to put into practice the knowledge previously acquired in the course sessions. This is carried out with the teacher’s help. The created materials are presented in the following sessions to the rest of the students. Given the fact that participants dedicated both to adult and youth education will take part in the class, Liceo Hispánico makes available two different teachers. They will help the students examine the peculiarities that the presented matterial could offer for each one. Regardless of the outcome, which can be observed in the evaluations that the participants present at the end of the course, competency-based learning and its specific material enable the easy adaptation to a diverse student body.
Sessions are focused to encourage communication, correct mistakes and motivate the students efficiently. Based on the analysis and immersion in real Spanish environment, our students are able to reflect on the use and contextualization of diverse materials that can be easily reached on the Internet. Debates about how to include materials that are designed for non-linguistic subjects are also promoted. With this, our aim is to give the course a facilitating role in the centres of origin of the students so that they can serve as a model for material creation, also in different subjects.

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Course development – Erasmus + KA1 training course for Spanish teachers.

By confirming the course attendance, the participants will receive the following documents:

  • Course outline, with a detailed description of the sessions.
  • Map of Cáceres with the location of “Liceo Hispánico”.
  • Information about libraries, bookshops, cinemas and entertainment in Cáceres.
  • Information about nearby towns and tourist attractions.
  • Information about cultural visits that the students can make during their stay in Cáceres..
  • Information about extra-curricular activities, so that the students can prepare them in advance.
  • Detailed information about the trip regarding arrivals to the airport and to the acommodation, means of transport, distances, schedules, prices and contact numbers.

The team of Liceo Hispánico are aware that great experiences are what make a study trip specially beneficial. That is the reason why we have designed our programme in collaboration with our previous students, in order to include the most successful ones:

Day 1: Welcome lunch.
In this first activity the participants and some members of the Liceo Hispánico team enjoy a welcome lunch in one of Cáceres emblematic restaurants. The menu consists of your choice of two courses, a beverage, dessert and coffee.

Day 2: Guided tour in the old part of the city.
We will take a walk around the Old Town (declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO) with the help of a local guide that will present the main monuments of this part of the city. The approximate duration is 75 minutes.

Day 3: Cinema.
This day we will go to the cinema to see a previously chosen film.

Day 4: Reunión y degustación de tapas.
After holding the meeting, we will have a “Tapas” tasting, so the participants can get to know these local specialties. The menu consists of your choice of two drinks and two tapas.

Day 5: Day off. Spare time.

Day 6: Farewell party at Liceo Hispánico.
After having finished the last class on Saturday morning, we will have a closing ceremony where certificates will be given. We will surely turn a sad moment into a good opportunity to discuss the fulfillment of our goals.
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The experience – Erasmus + KA1 training course for Spanish teachers.

We want to offer our participants the possibility of exchanging their educational experiences so that they can serve as an element of consideration and self-assessment of their own work. The main point is to improve their tasks by adopting new ideas, activities and teaching methods that are leading in different countries.

A substantial amount of a teacher’s professional preparation usually focuses on an in depth learning of specific contents and their consolidation techniques, such as exercises, summaries or gap filling exercises, along with evolutionary psychology and learning theory knowledge. A language teaching implies the need of having some key elements, such a strong pedagogical base, a competency-based framework of reference, a flexible methodology and quality materials. It can be specially difficult when teaching foreign languages for many different reasons. The students can find themselves in a context that lacks an appropiate and motivating input, communication with teachers, or specific useful materials for lexical, cultual, sociocultural or phonic issues.
Given that the both the context and the linguistic preparation are different, the faculty needs a specific methodological preparation when they teach non-linguistic Spanish as a foreign language subjects.
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