Non-Native Teachers

Course contents

Course contents

Spanish Teachers course contents


The cultural element:

  • Application of cinema and other audiovisual materials (short films, commercials, tv programmes) as instruments  for the didactisc in an ELE class.
  • Spanish and Latinoamerican literature: didactics use in an ELE class.
  • Spanish through the cooking.
  • Expressions, phrases and locutions of the spanish language.
  • Songs and its use for the didactics.

Communicative skill and communicative activities of the language:

  • Grammatic problems and instruments for its treatment in an ELE  class:
    • Ser and estar.
    • Object pronouns: me, te, nos, os, lo, la, los, las, le, les.
    • Differences about the aspectual or temporal use of past tenses in Spanish.
    • Prepositions: por and para.
    • The Subjunctive.
  • Know how to write, to be able to do it: the writing in an ELE class.
  • Approaches and resources to improve the vocabulary learning.
  • European Common Reference Framework for Languages and the Curricula Plan of the Cervantes Institute: definition and uses.

Language teaching and learning approaches:

  • Analisis and mistakes treatment in an ELE class.

Methods and dynamics during the lessons:

  • TIC of Spanish teaching: new technologies in class.
  • Games in an ELE class.

Teaching and learning contexts:

  • Teaching Spanish as a new language in the secondary school.
  • Approches and beginners levels.



Cultural references:

  • General knowledge of the hispanic countries
    • Population.
    • Government and politics: government system, legal framework, politic parties, unions and civil society.
    • Organisation of territory and administration: the autonomous communities, provinces, cities and villages.
    • Economy and Industry: the productive sector, means and main companies.
    • Medicine and Health: the public and privat health.
    • Education: academic institution, courses of studies and titles.
    • Medias: newspapers, magazines, television, radio and commercials.
    • Religion: credos and its influence in the society.
    • Languages: use, diffusion and identity.

Past and present events and personalities :

  • Important events in the hisory of the hispanic countries: eras, characters and relevance.
  • Spain in the XX century: Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship, the Second Republic, the Civil War, the Francoism, the Transition to democracy and the  Democracy.

Cultural products and creations :

    • Literatur and thought: chronology, important authors and current view.
    • Music: chronology, authors and representative works. Popular and traditional music: the flamenco.
    • Cinema and theatre: chronology, directors and important films.
    • Architecture, painting, sculpture y photography: chronology, authors and salient works.
    • Celebrations and popular traditions: origin and current events.

Sociocultural knowledges and attitudes

Life conditions and social organization:

  • Personal identification: names, surnames and identification documents.
  • Family: types and evolution.
  • Calendar, times and rhythm of life at work and during the free time.
  • Food and drink: places, social types and conventions associated.
  • Free time activities: shows, open air activities and sports.
  • Homes: type and problems related.
  • Shopping: buildings, social conventions and consumption habits.
  • Social services: attention towards elderly people, immigrants, meansless people and maltreated womens.

Interpersonal relationships:

  • Love, family and friends relatioships.
  • School and work relationships.

Common Identity and life style:

  • Creation of own identity: language, tradition, social participation and antagonism.
  • Festivities, ceremonies and celebrations: folk festivals, baptiesms, marriages, burials.


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