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We want you to enrich your training and help you build a profile demanded by companies, centres and institutions. For this reason, if you study the Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language , you will be able to take subjects related to the teaching and learning of grammar and new technologies in the teaching of Spanish.


Structure of the Study program

The Study program is composed of:

  • Compulsory subjects: 45 ECTS credit

  • Practicum: 24 ECTS credit

  • Master's Thesis: 6 ECTS credit

  • modality of delivery: face-to-face

The 75 ECTS credit are divided into three modules:


subject 1.instructions Theoretical learning of Spanish for teaching Spanish as a foreign language language (12 ECTS credit OB) (More information)

subject 2. Didactics of teaching Spanish as a foreign language language : dynamics of autonomous learning, strategies for the reflective teacher and planning professor (6 ECTS credit OB) (More information)

subject 3. Evaluation of the learning of Spanish as a foreign language language (6 ECTS credit OB) (More information)

subject 1. Research and innovation in Spanish language teaching (6 ECTS credit OB) (More information)

subject 2. Teaching Spanish and development in a global world: coordination and supervision, specific purposes and service-learning (9 ECTS credit) (More information)

subject 3. New technologies applied to the teaching of Spanish (6 ECTS credit) (More information)

subject 1. Practicum (24 ECTS credit) (More information)

subject 2. Master Thesis (6 ECTS credit) (More information)



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Integrated practices


The University of Navarra's Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language is unique both for the volume of practical hours it offers, 30% of the load professor (24 ECTS credit) and for the approach given to this educational activity.

Throughout the academic year, the Master's student will have weekly meetings with a mentor to coordinate the practice. More than 60 hours of supervision are a good guarantee for the training and for the development of the profile professor of each student. 


During the internship, student will observe and teach, under the supervision of an experienced teacher, on the Spanish for foreigners courses organised by the Instituto de language y Cultura Españolas (ILCE). This involves teaching, planning professor and evaluation. In this way, student will have the opportunity to put into practice in a simultaneous and integrated way the knowledge acquired in the theoretical and methodological training.

As it runs throughout the course and in relation to the ILCE's own activity, student will be able to practice with students of different levels and nationalities and with courses of different formats: semester courses, intensive courses, "tailor-made" courses, Spanish for specific uses.

Master's students will also take part in the University of Navarra's diagnostic and language level certification exams for foreign students. In the case of those students who, because of their profile , are in a position to obtain accreditation as Cervantes Institute examiners, they will also be able to take part in the examinations organised by the University of Navarra as an official examination centre for the Cervantes Institute (DELE) and the SIELE Programme.

The personalised support and supervision of the Master's student is particularly important as it follows a teaching-learning model in which theoretical and practical training in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language is developed simultaneously.

For this reason, each student is assigned two teachers who will supervise their work in the MELE: (1) an academic advisor to receive guidance and advice on the Master's programme and resolve doubts about the different subjects in the Master's programme; (2) an internship mentor to receive financial aid with the classes that student teaches at the ILCE as part of their practicum. 

With the advisor academic student meets at least once a month. With the mentor the student of the Master's Degree will have weekly meetings. At these meetings the mentor and the student will review the plans of class, the design of the course, the doubts about methodology and the dynamics to be used in class. The mentor observes two classes given by the student that he/she supervises and writes a follow-up report with the goal to provide feedback. training at student. Finally, there are also meetings with the Master's management and the students to coordinate and resolve doubts and to set objectives for development .

More than 60 hours of personalised and direct supervision are a good guarantee for the theoretical and practical training and for the development of the profile professor of each student of the Master.

The integration of the Master's student in the meetings and activities of the ILCE team, where you will learn about coordination with other teachers, participation in academic activities, conferences, seminars and cultural and linguistic immersion activities related to the teaching of Spanish, is also a practical exercise of immersion in the professional context of a university Spanish department .

Through the international agreements that ILCE has established, students who request it and who meet the required profile , can carry out the third period of internships in an institution other than the University of Navarra.


"From my external point of view, it is the best-designed Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language language that I know of. Unlike other programmes, it offers a truly solid content in terms of practical training, not only because it includes supervised teaching, but also because it requires training in research and innovation, in planning professor and in evaluation, areas that are always relegated to oblivion in other curricula".

Dr. Montserrat Sanz
Professor of Linguistics
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Kobe, Japan)