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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

University of Alcalá

Master Blended
12 months
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About

The University of Alcalá, in collaboration with the British Council, is offering a one-year official Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language specially designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or complement their knowledge and skills of teaching English, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels.

Overview

This Master's degree at the University of Alcalá is mainly aimed at working teachers, especially those teaching English as a foreign language. In addition, the course offers the teacher professional development and specialisation much sought after in bilingual and other secondary schools.

Aims

  • To create a greater awareness of the basic elements which characterise the teaching and learning process of foreign languages, both in general and in the specific context of bilingual education.
  • To acquaint participants with a range of technical resources and strategies that allow the development of the linguistic and communicative competence, as well as their assessment.
  • To accommodate the methodological approaches used with new technologies: audiovisual aids, computer softwares, etc.
  • To apply the resources and strategies studied on the Master to specific educational contexts and levels.
  • To enable participants to improve fluency in English and to provide an understanding of the opportunities to use English, both written and oral, in the classroom.

Accreditation

The University of Alcalá is proud of its prestigious history and former alumni: its hallowed halls had been once shared among the likes of Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, Tirso de Molina, Fray Luis de León, Ignacio de Loyola, Juan de Mariana, Arias Montano, Ginés de Sepúlveda and Gaspar de Jovellanos, to name just a few. Only thirty kilometres from the centre of Madrid , the city of Alcalá de Henares is well-known as the birthplace of Cervantes, creator of the unforgettable Don Quixote.

Today the University of Alcalá is a modern institution which offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes adapted to the European Higher Education Area and covers all fields of knowledge, from humanities to engineering, and from social science to experimental and biomedical science. It is estimated around 28,000 students—approximately 19,000 undergraduates and more than 9,000 postgraduates—are currently pursuing their respective degrees at the University of Alcalá.

The activities of the University of Alcalá take place among its three different campuses: the humanities, architecture, the social sciences, law and economics are taught in the university’s 16th and 17th century premises in the historic heart of Alcalá; The External Science and Technology Campus specializes in courses in the areas of experimental science, health science and engineering; the Guadalajara Campus, another external university site, specializes in education, business administration, nursing, construction engineering and tourism. Among the university’s chief strengths are its teaching of the Spanish language and its research in the fields of biomedicine and bioengineering. It boasts five associated teaching hospitals, three multidisciplinary university institutes, one science and technology research park, as well as numerous other facilities devoted to experimental and biomedical research.

As well as possessing a rich architectural and artistic heritage, the legacy of more than five centuries of history, the University of Alcalá is also firmly committed to technological innovation, collaboration with the worlds of business and industry, as well as the internationalisation of its studies and research as proven by the more than 6,000 international students currently pursuing degrees at our university. This electronic portal is one of the main sources of information about our university. We hope you find it useful and count on you to help us improve it.

Programme Structure

There is a choice of two different tracks:

  • Teaching through English in Bilingual Schools, especially aimed at teachers involved in bilingual education.
  • Developing English Teaching Skills, for those graduates interested in developing their career in teaching English as a foreign language.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Documents that justify compliance with the specific requirements of each Master (they appear on the "Access and Admission" screen of the website of each Master). MU offer
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • DNI (Spanish citizens), Passport or NIE (foreign citizens).
  • If you are a student from a non-Spanish-speaking country, a document certifying that you have mastered the Spanish language at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages . This requirement is not necessary if the teaching in the master is taught in English.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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