Much more than a master's degree
ILCE (Institute of Spanish Language and Culture language )
The students of the Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language will be fully integrated into the teaching and research activities of ILCE, participating in its academic life and generating a teaching and learning environment that will enhance the personal and professional development of the entire group.
ILCE is an international research institute for the teaching, evaluation and learning of language and culture in Spanish. It is integrated in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra (Spain), the centre on which the Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language depends.
The Institute develops its research in the field of teaching and learning Spanish as a second language language, bringing to classroom new pedagogical practices, innovative programmes and courses as well as unique learning experiences in all projects and collaborations.
The ILCE shares lines of research and teaching collaborations with department of Philology, especially with the team of lecturers in Spanish linguistics and language . Together they promote publications, doctoral theses and international projects.
Since 1967 it has been offering courses in language, Spanish culture, literature and history, as well as personalised programmes for international students and universities.
It is also a delegated centre of the Cervantes Institute for the Diploma Spanish language tests (DELE) and an examining centre for the SIELE programme.
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Javier Muñoz-Basols is Senior Associate Professor and coordinator of the Spanish program at School of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University (UK). He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching and visiting professor of the MELE.
Javier Mateo - Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language (MELE)
We offer you a different kind of master's degree, in which knowledge is applied at classroom from day one, and in which you will develop an innovative profile through research. You will have a personal mentor and you will join a dynamic and international team professor .
Tips on how to be a good Spanish teacher
1. Be open-minded to other cultures
language Lucía Osa-Melero is Professor of Spanish as a Foreign Language at Duquesne University (USA) and also a visiting professor at MELE.
2. Self-control and manage emotions
Angels Ferrer is a Spanish teacher at the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade, a researcher at the Institute of language and Spanish Culture (ILCE) of the University of Navarra and a teacher and coach for MELE students.
3. Focus on the needs of the student
Carlos Schmidt Foó is Director of the Business Spanish for Communication programme at IESE Business School - University of Navarra. He is also coordinator of development Profesional del MELE.
4. Good preparation and experience
Lourdes Ortega is Director of department of Modern Languages at Georgetown University (USA) and visiting professor at MELE.
5. Connection, research and teaching
Rafael Salaberry is Full Professor at Humanities and Director of the Center for Language and Intercultural Communication at Rice University (USA).
6. Keep your training up to date
Francisca Aguiló Mora is a lecturer at Columbia University (USA) and a visiting professor at MELE.