School Details - Seville
This school, part of an international network of schools, is located in the heart of town just 10 minutes walking distance to the cathedral and 2 minutes to Plaza Nueva. The building is a typical Andalucian house with a reception desk on the ground floor, training director's office, teachers' room, classrooms, internet access, kitchen, vending machines and common room on the second and third floors and a large roof terrace. The classrooms are large and bright and they are equipped with a range of materials; there are also TVs and videos as teaching aids.
The school advertises locally for Spanish students that would like to take English lessons. The foreign language school that we work with, located 1 minute from this centre, can often provide volunteer students and further support for trainee teachers. The school also has its own cafe/bar (serving drinks and tapas) that is on the same street. This provides an excellent meeting place for both teachers and students from all over the world.
You can't quite put your finger on it at first. But as you move between plazas and make your way through the maze of narrow winding streets, you notice the fruit - as much on the ground as in the trees - and eventually recognise the sweet seductive smell as that of orange blossom. Set in the heart of Spain s southernmost province, Andalucia, Seville is warm in climate, character and people. Just like the Muslims some 1500 years ago, you can t help but fall under the spell of this magical city where the rhythmic tapping of flamenco heels and late afternoon cries from the plaza de toros are familiar, and enticing, sounds.
Learn to plan and manage a Spanish class as a second or foreign language (ELSE) in 4 weeks. Initial training course aimed at future teachers of Spanish with and without previous experience. The course includes specialised methodology classes and practices with foreign volunteer students. Specially oriented for university students and graduates.
Activities for a first day of class. The teacher's portfolio
Study and reflection on the teaching of a second or foreign language: objectives and approaches
Presentation of a new language
Practices focused on the form
Practices focused on communication
Formal language system
Analysis of the language
The teaching of vocabulary
The receptive skills
The productive skills
The teaching of pronunciation
Evaluation and correction of errors
Spanish for specific purposes
Classes from Monday to Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. The methodology is covered during the first 5 weeks. Afterwards there are 3 weeks of internships with foreign volunteer students and the last 2 weeks to reflect on what has been learned, complete the methodology and guide towards possible development goals.
As a reflection of the entire learning process during the course, the teacher's portfolio should be completed, which will include relevant samples of the learning journals and practical classes. Said portfolio must be delivered on the last day of the course and it will be compulsory at the time of receiving the final grade of Pass / Fail along with the corresponding progress report. The final qualification of Pass will be indispensable to qualify for the recognition of the 6 ECTS credits through IL3 Continuing Education at the University of Barcelona.
A certificate will be given at the end of the course if you have attended at least 90% of the methodology sessions and 100% of the practical sessions. This certificate will be accompanied by a detailed and personalized report. For graduates, graduates, graduates and students completing their final year of studies, the University of Barcelona, ??through the Institute of Continuing Education IL3, certifies the intensive and extensive face-to-face courses for the training of Spanish teachers with an accreditation that supports 6 ECTS official credits. The certificate will be issued in the form and deadlines set by the university itself.
The certificate of these 6 ECTS credits is an official recognition valid throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). To obtain this certificate, the course must be passed with a Pass. It will be compulsory to present the certification of the degree, undergraduate degree, university degree or last year of career at the time of requesting this document.
Those participants who do not obtain the qualification of Pass will receive, in their case, a certificate of attendance with the computation of hours corresponding to the sessions of methodology and practices.
- You must be able to demonstrate your ability in Spanish to a very high standard: you should have a C1 minimum level of Spanish.
- Minimum 21 years of age (recommended)
- For the confirmation of a place it will be essential to pass an interview with staff of the teacher training department to decide if the course fits the profile of the candidate. This interview can be done by phone, Skype or in person at the school, by appointment.
Single room in a flat sharing with members of the local population or other CELTA students. Common use of living room, kitchen, self-catering. Bed linen provided. Please bring your own towels. 480 EUR for 4 weeks
Single room with half board: 760 EUR for 4 weeks.
Single room with half board and private bathroom: 900 EUR for 4 weeks.
for those who want to live with other CELTA teachers or international students. The rooms are fully equipped and include a kitchen with all necessary equipment for self-catering. Some have a common living room. Free Wifi and laundry service once a week provided. Room cleaning and bed linen change once a week included.
760 EUR for 4 weeks. Extra nights: 40 EUR/day
Apartments and studios
Santa Ana studio: Room, own bath, small kitchen.The studios are very comfortable and have air-conditioning, heating, TV and Wifi. Bed linen and towels provided.
Shared kitchen: from 1096 EUR for 4 weeks
private kitchen: from 1240 EUR for 4 weeks
Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm - 9pm
I had a great time and was especially very happy with the school, the teachers and the shared flat. I definitively will recommend the school. WELL DONE say thank you to all staff members!
Seville is fantastic and I think everyone in the world should go. The school is very well equipped and situated very conveniently in the city centre. The trainers were extremely good, very supportive and also provided prompt, honest and inciteful advice. Everyone I saw teach on the course improved significantly.
- Michael Bates -
I learned so much and met an amazing group of people throughout my time there. It was hard at times, but you had to remember that everyone was in the same boat... And this gets you through it. At the end i felt an amazing sense of achievement.
- Ingrid Mitchell -
The teaching was very thorough and classes clear and well planned. Was warned before arriving that work would be intense which it was but i was prepared for it. Trainers were very good!
- Sarah Cater -
Help for Jobs
The training courses for Spanish teachers are supported by the Institute of Continuing Education IL3 of the University of Barcelona, which guarantees the quality of the certificates and increases the expectations of work in Spain and beyond.
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