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This program aspires to train teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language and as a Second Language, developing and deepening the knowledge and abilities required in the field. In view of the demographic expansion of Spanish speakers and the skills necessary to successfully teach the language, UBP and the University of Mauá-Brasilia offer didactic training to meet the needs of the 21st century educational institution.

Workload

The current Program consists of 360 lecture hours and the elaboration of a Plan of Action.

Monday – Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Includes

  •  Theoretical and practical classes
  • Didactic material for the entire course
  • Accommodation with an Argentine host family
  • Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc)
  • Tourist Information Pack
  • Campus Tour

Optional

  • Three meals per day and laundry service (in the host family)
  • Excursions to the Hills
  • Tango and Cultural workshop (Argentine traditional cuisine, Folklore music and dances, Horse-back riding lessons, among other activities.)

Requirements

  • Degree in Spanish Education (or the equivalent)
  • Degree in Language Education (or the equivalent) with a Spanish language proficiency level

* Applications will be evaluated by the UBP Academic Committee, who will inform applicants of the decision

Course Length

  • From 01/19/2009 to 01/31/2009
  • From 06/29/2009 to 08/07/2009

* Dates may be adapted to meet the group needs

MODE: On-campus

* A semi-present or distance learning mode may be accepted while students are working on their thesis, via virtual tutoring. Previously, the presentation of the Plan of Action was only possible on-campus.

Working on the Thesis

The Plan of Action should be developed according to the guidance of the Blas Pascal University Director, whether on- or off-campus.

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UBP offers this course not only to refer to a demographic expansion of Spanish speakers around the world but also to cover the need of vocational teaching for this language and accomplish all of the requirements of Brazilian teachers. The course also offers the basic tools needed for the development of ELE teachers such as creation of the materials for classes and evaluation of speaking skills of the students.

Oriented to:

This is oriented to graduated Spanish teachers of different universities from Brazil and students of the last semester of Spanish majors.

Workload:

30 contact hours

Location:

Universidad Blas Pascal, Cordoba, Argentina or at the brazilian university of origin if requested.

* please contact us in case we need to send a teacher at the university of origin.

Methodology:

In campus
It is required a 85% of assistance to get the course certificate

Dates:

From January 29th to February 11th 2012
From July 15th to July 28th 2012

Application deadline:

Friday December 16th, 2011

Fields:

  • Spanish grammar – an approach to some difficult aspects
  • Spanish as a second language teaching methods

UBP program includes

  • 3 hour personalized classes everyday
  • Stay at a double-room at the UBP residence hall(www.residenciasubp.com.ar )
  •  Welcome lunch
  • Dinner and tango show at El Arrabal
  • Free access to wi fi on campus
  • Free access to all UBP facilities – library, gymnasium, tennis courts, etc)
  • Touristic information package included
  • Complete material for the course
  •  Course certificate
  • City tour
  • Trip to the country side

Costs: February 2012 : US$ 885 x person

For more information

Centro de Relaciones Internacionales
criacademico@ubp.edu.ar
+54 (0351) 414-4444 ext. 404 ó 408