Welcome to the ELE Teachers Course in Murcia!
Learn how to teach Spanish with our course for ELE teachers!
Gain practical and theoretical tools to plan, develop and evaluate effective and dynamic lessons. You will improve your language and teaching skills in an interactive and international environment.
Sign up now and become a better Spanish teacher!
You can see what the students think in the video below.
Other schools provide Spanish courses. We offer experiences!
This 95-hour course has been developed by Mr. José Luis Vega, professor of Spanish for foreigners at the University of Salamanca.
It consists of 35 hours of theory and 60 hours of practice with real Spanish students, including observation under the guidance and control of a personal teacher/tutor. The 35 theory hours of the course can be done at home and distributed as you wish.
There are many courses for ELE teachers out there but “few have a practical component as important and useful as this one…”.
This is what more than 200 students who have taken the course so far say, such as Susana Gallego Pelegrín, who said:
What are the objectives of this course?
This course aims to present and update the methodology, theory and practice of teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
Our aim is to offer you the opportunity to take a look at the many facets of the pedagogy of Spanish as a foreign language in the hope of opening up new horizons and sparking interest in the different and complex aspects of the teaching and learning process.
How does this course differ from other courses organised by other training centres?
Which is the most important? This course is eminently practical. This component is closely monitored by a teacher from our team, so the support is personalised.
- Practical training is carried out in small groups with international students.
- The cost is much lower than any of those out there.
- You will have the opportunity to meet other experienced ELE teachers, solve any doubts and share experiences and anecdotes.
- And remember that we have educational agreements with the prestigious universities listed below so that their ELE Master’s students can do their practical training at our school.
Mr. José Luis Vega, Professor of International Studies at the University of Salamanca.
Amount and payment
€380, plus a €39 registration fee. This does not include the cost of sending the material by post if required and deferred payment is not allowed. Payment can be made at our office, by credit card with secure payment on our website or by bank transfer to:
- Bank: SABADELL
- Address: Calle Salzillo, 7, Murcia 30001 (España)
- Name: Instituto Hispánico de Murcia S.L.
- IBAN: ES63 0081-1162-37-0001121814
- BIC: BSAB ESBB
- Reference: CURSO ELE
What are the contents?
The course for ELE teachers will cover topics such as lesson planning, teaching grammar, teaching pronunciation, teaching listening comprehension and teaching reading comprehension.
The course will also address issues related to assessment, the use of teaching materials and the teaching of Spanish culture. In short:
- General information on teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
- Information on the European reference framework.
- D.E.L.E. (diploma in Spanish as a foreign language).
- Approaches used in ELE from different linguistic trends.
- Concept of competition.
- Different skills used in the Spanish class.
- Importance of the cultural component.
- Use of different materials: video, cassette, newspapers, etc.
- Evaluation and feedback.
- Practical training with experienced teachers.
Who is it intended for?
The course is aimed at Spanish graduates, students of different Philologies – although it is open to students of other degrees – both nationals and foreigners, even with little or no experience in this field. Please note that this is an introductory course to the world of teaching Spanish to foreigners.
In the case of foreign students, they must prove a level of proficiency in Spanish equivalent to C1 according to the CEFR.
What are the benefits?
By completing the ELE teacher course you will have a better understanding of the principles and practices of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. You will also have the opportunity to meet other experienced ELE teachers, resolve doubts and share experiences and anecdotes.
Of course, you will receive a certificate of attendance and completion, and you will be included in a job pool with the possibility of becoming part of the teaching team of Instituto Hispánico de Murcia in the event of vacancies or staff expansion, with a permanent contract, 14 annual payments and holidays.
If you pass the evaluation of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance issued by the Instituto Hispánico de Murcia. This activity is not an official qualification, so you will not receive any credits.
In any case, the diplomas and certificates awarded in our courses are recognised by all kinds of national and international institutions.
The course is made up of 95 hours: 35 hours of theory that the student can choose as he/she wishes, as this is a virtual component, and 60 hours of classroom and practical work; the timetable for these must be agreed with the person in charge of the course at the Instituto Hispánico de Murcia.
Instituto Hispánico de Murcia and Instituto Hispánico de Salamanca.
Registration and information
Please contact us at our offices from 9.00 h to 14.00 h or 17.00 h to 20.30 h at:
- INSTITUTO HISPÁNICO DE MURCIA
- C/ Enrique Villar, 13, 1º (next to Teatro Circo).
- 30008 – Murcia.
- Telf: 968 900 325 o info @ ihmurcia.es
Scholarships were offered to the first 10 registrations. To date, more than 200 students have taken the course, with excellent academic results and excellent feedback from all participants without exception.
In case of cancellation of the enrolment by the participant there will be no refund of the amount paid.
I want to meet my teachers!
Well, here they are. They’re very nice:
Frequently Asked Questions
Throughout the year and as soon as you register; please note that this is an individual course, so you can start whenever you want, although we recommend that you start on a Monday.
Of course, although many concepts that appear in the theoretical part may be unfamiliar and difficult to understand. However, university studies are required for enrolment in this course.
The practical component is 60 hours, so the idea is that you join any of our intensive Spanish language courses (20 class lessons per week, Monday to Friday from 10.00 h to 13.30 h) and finish in three weeks.
If your availability does not allow it, we can negotiate other possibilities, but the first one is the most advisable because otherwise your course would take too long. Please note that we do not always have afternoon classes available, for example in summer.
We will send you an email with the course material and the evaluation, which you will have to send back to us once you have answered the questions. You can do this as a word document or as a pdf.
As you wish and as you like. We only ask you to let us know in writing how much time you think you will need to submit the evaluation, and don’t forget that you can do this part at home or wherever you feel convenient, and you don’t need Internet to do it.
No, it is an introductory course in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
We don’t teach you grammar, we teach you how to teach it – even if it sounds like a tongue twister.
As soon as you send us the evaluation we can start looking at your availability and that of our courses to agree on a date. We prefer it to be as soon as possible after finishing the theoretical part and receiving the corrected evaluation, without pauses and with a serious commitment to meet the established deadlines, but we cannot set a fixed date until the time comes.
By “without breaks” we mean that it makes no sense to do, for example, a week of practical training, then a few days off, then another week, then a few days off….
Remember, and this is very important, that you are going to be part of a class group and that it is illogical and totally unpedagogical for you to do your practical in parts, weeks or single days. If you need to finish your practical part as soon as possible, let us know when you enrol and we will take it into account.
Mainly in the morning, but afternoons are also possible, although not always; it depends on the availability of the courses.
As in the previous answer, we always recommend the morning from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm from Monday to Friday, although there may be other options.
None, just let us know in writing so that we can take it into account. That said, if more than THREE MONTHS elapse between the delivery of the evaluation and the completion of the internship without hearing from you, your course will be cancelled for obvious reasons.
We believe that this is sufficient time to inform us of any anomalies.
Not at all; we have teachers who have not done this course. Having said that, we would like to remind you that we have a job pool for future recruitment where we include people who have successfully completed the course and who we can use to expand our staff or to replace our teachers.
We always want to have experienced people in our team.
Of course it will help you, but we cannot lie to you and tell you that you will find a job as soon as you finish the course. It has a very important practical component that will help you in your training as a teacher and, therefore, in your job search.
There are not many courses on the market with such a strong practical component as ours; you will have worked with international students of Spanish and this will be highly valued when it comes to hiring you.
Instituto Hispánico de Murcia is a private company with no links whatsoever with public education, and as it is not a course organised or given by the Instituto Cervantes, it is therefore obviously not approved by it either. Therefore, the answer is no.
That said, our qualifications have the same value as those of any other private company at national and international level and the diplomas and certificates awarded in our courses are recognised by all types of institutions.