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VIII ELE Teachers Meeting in AIL Madrid

  • From the 2nd of July to the 6th of July 2018
  • From the 30th of July to the 3rd of August 2018
In Collaboration with

1. Who is the ELE Training course for?

  • 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.

2. The objectives of the ELE Training Program

  • To give teachers the necessary tools to bring social media to the classroom.

  • To ponder on how to manage emotions in class and learn how to control them efficiently.

    Testimonies Spanish teachers
  • Present ideas to work on business spanish in class.

  • Learn the best strategies to pass the DELE exam.

  • Consider the importance of pronunciation and prosody in the ELE teaching/learning.

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 (gamificacion in the classroom, observation of classes, emergency tools, Spanish for specific purpose, oral abilities). 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.

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:)

AIL will offer, in the afternoons, the opportunity to participate with other students to workshops and guided visits organized during the week.

4. Structure of the ELE Training Course for Teachers

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-09:30 Welcome breakfast.Delivery of materials and inauguration. We all participate: putting in comun what has been learned. We all participate: putting in comun what has been learned. Observation of classes Immersion Teaching: AIL Madrid
9:30-11:00 Objective : Gamification in the ELE classroom. Kahoot and other tools Management of emotions in class Specific purposes : Business Spanish The teacher’s first aid kit : Emergency tools
11:00-11:30 BREAK
11:30-13:30 Everybody’s online : Skype, Facebook and other social media platforms. Teach/learn lexicon in the ELE class DELE : strategies for success Oral abilities : Pronunciation and prosody Presentation of editorial news: Edinumen
14:00-15:00 Welcome lunch Guidelines for class observation Closing ceremony of the course and delivery of diplomas

This table refers to the content of the 2017 course. We will publish the content of the 2018 course in early 2018.

5. Methodology of the course

As it is a training ELE course with a practical focus, which objective is to be able to apply to the classroom everything that have been learned, the group of participating teachers is going to debate from theorical elements that will be used as guides. This participative methodology allows to expone, share and debate diverse experiences and practices developed by all the participating teaches, the speakers of each theme are going to act as moderators in order to allow the continuity of the debate such as the achievement of conclusions that can be useful in the teaching activity ELE, and especially when talking about the integration of abilities.

6. Conditions and Registration for the ELE Teaching training course

Price for the course: 195€

AIL Madrid also offers the following accommodation options*:

*The prices indicated above are for 6 nights, 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 23 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.