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Training Courses for ELE Teachers
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Training Courses for ELE Teachers

Innovate your classes in a way that fills the classroom with laughter and games

Date: From August 3rd to August 7th, 2015
Organized by AIL Madrid Language School for foreigners and editorial

1. Who is the ELE Training course for?

Testimonies Spanish teachers
  • Teachers who teach Spanish as a foreign language at Secondary schools, Colleges, or Universities.

  • Native or non-native Spanish teachers with a Spanish level of C1.

  • Spanish Teachers who have had several years of experience teaching and who are currently working on ELE. The objectives of the ELE Training Program.

2. The objectives of the ELE Training Program

  • To show teachers the newest educational teaching trends to help achieve dynamic results in class.

  • To facilitate work with receptive dexterity through listening comprehension exercises, consisting of songs and contributions to strategy development.

  • To provide ELE Teachers with the techniques for affective and cognitive management of Spanish learning/teaching resources.

  • To contrast the methodological principles of teaching practices through observation of an ELE class

  • To reflect on linguistic components, such as grammar and pragmatics, from a methodological, innovative, practical, and current viewpoint.

3. Contents

The course consists of three modules::

Theoretical ELE training: 23 hours of lectures, Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 13:30/14:00.

The participants will receive a CD pack with digital files containing ELE materials, free of rights, for you to consult (articles, books, PhD thesis, research reports, educational activitites), which are organized according to the area of subject of the ELE training course (grammar of times, observations of classes, gamification, general principles of communicative skills, comprehension and receptive dexterity, interactive, productive and expressive skills, etc.) It is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources for research, reflection, and educational exploitation in the classroom.

Observation of the ELE Classes

This module consists of three elements:

  • An introductory session which will show the structure of the observation ELE classes.

  • Observation classes of students from AIL Madrid Spanish language school.

  • A reunion to discuss and summarize the observation of the ELE Classes. ELE

The course includes observations of two classes on a Thursday morning. However, if the teacher participants would like to, they can choose to observe 2 or 4 classes on a Thursday afternoon.

Cultural program (optional):

During the afternoon, AIL Madrid offers the following guided cultural visits for the ELE Teachers to enjoy during the training:

  • A visit to the Reina Sofia Musuem.
  • A stroll through the neighborhood of Austurias, Madrid.
  • A visit to the Prado Museum.

4. Structure of the ELE Training Course for Teachers


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-09:30
Welcome breakfast.
Delivery of materials and opening
We will all participate and share what we learned We will all participate and share what we learned Observation of classes Immersion Teaching: AIL Madrid
9:30-11:00 The gamification in the classroom: learning through fun The importance of words: how to improve communicative competence The grammer of the imagination past The affectivity in Spanish class
11:00-11:30 BREAK
11:30-13:30 The flipped classroom (Inverted Classroom): promotes creativity and critical thinking skills in your students Teaching Spanish through songs Teaching materials for the past tense Correcting mistakes: wrong is not bad Presentation of new publications: Editorials
13:30-14:00 Guidelines for class observaton Closing ceremony of the course and delivery of diplomas
16:00-18:00 Visit to the Reina Sofia Museum Stroll through Austrias, Madrid Visit to the Prado Musuem

5. Methodology of the course

This course is about ELE training with an emphasis on practical approaches. The objective is to being able to apply all the knowledge learned from the course and applying it to the classroom, and to hold a debate for participating teachers on the theoretic elements that have been covered in the guide. This participatory methodology allows you to display, share, and discuss experiences and the presentations of each topic. It also allows you to act more as a facilitators and enables completion of the debate, as well as conclusive achievements that will be useful in teaching ELE, especially with skill integration.

To find out more about the trainer of the ELE teaching training course, curso de formación de profesores ELE​ click here:

6. Conditions and Registration for the ELE Teaching training course

Price for the course: 150€

AIL Madrid also offers the following accommodation options:*:

*The prices indicated above are from the 2nd to the 8th of August 2015, although booking for additional nights is available.

To register:

7. Certificate of Attendance and Accreditation of the ELE Course

At the end of the course, teachers will receive a certificate of attendance for the ELE teaching training course from AIL Madrid. This certifies the 25 hours of the course. The AIL Madrid Spanish Language School for foreigners accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which meets the standards for the highest quality in teaching of the Spanish language.