SPANISH COURSES AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

This Summer, as innovation of the language school Aula Hispánica will be offered the first course of teacher training, for nonnative Spanish teachers titled Education methodologies of E/LE for nonnative teachers. Aula Hispánica is the only language school in all the Pyrenees specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language with a long experience in this sector.

This special course is only for nonnative teachers of Spanish who work in adults education centres or secondary schools. The teachers have to have a minimum language level equivalent to the basic one (A1) of the European common frame. The main objective of this course is that teachers improve their Spanish linguistic skills and they practice new teaching methods for learning Spanish as a foreign language and after this course they can use them in their respective students groups.

The course will offer a lot of opportunities to enrich the vocabulary and useful colloquial expressions in Spanish. It will emphasized the pronunciation and fluidity improvement of the participants so that they get a greater confidence to express themselves in this language. Certain linguistics questions will be reinforced, that can suppose a difficulty in the learning and teaching Spanish as a foreign language. It will be done all these exercises with an active methodology based on a communicative approach. Teachers will experience in first person different methods that will facilitate their students to acquire a greater control and knowledge of the Spanish language. It will be evaluated the effectiveness and possibilities of every method.

Aula Hispánica is situated in the city of Jaca, 850 meters above sea level. Jaca was the capital of the old kingdom of Aragón and nowadays it is an important tourist center of the Pyrenees, that offers a wide cultural offert as much in Winter as in Summer. In addition Jaca has a great variety services and activities: concerts, flea-markets, exhibitions, festivals, conferences and congresses.

Aula Hispánica is the only language school that offers Spanish courses for foreigners all year round in the Pyrenees. The center is specialized in the conversation and reinforcing grammar aspects in very small groups (6 students per classroom). Four levels of education are offered and the treatment is very individualized. Each student can choose the kind of course more appropriate to his or her necessities and if it's necessary, the center can adapt to the interest of the student. It is possible to prove that 90% of the students of Aula Hispánica go back to their countries very satisfied with this experience in Spain and some of them have even repeat in successive years. Most of the students of Aula Hispánica assure "a nice experience it's difficult to forget".