A - Fundamental Issues in Language Teaching and Learning

Credits transfer

FUNIBER’s Department of Teacher Development also offers, parallel to the TEFL programme, the programme "Formación de Profesores de Español como Lengua Extranjera- FOPELE" (Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language), and gives you the possibility to transfer credits between the two programmes. In order to do this, the student has to choose which programme to study as the first Master, and then, once the course is completed, continues to study the course specific subjects for the other programme.

The common course contents are as follows:

A SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING 9 credits
1 Second language acquisition 3 credits
2 Individual factors in the learner's development
3 credits
3 Observation and research in the language classroom 3 credits
B METHODOLOGIES AND MATERIALS IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING 15 credits
1 Methodological approaches 3 credits
2 Developing language skills in the classroom 3 credits
3 Materials and resources in EFL - design, creation, adaptation and evaluation
3 credits
4 Classroom management - techniques and reflections on practice 3 credits
5 Computer Assisted Language Learning 3 credits
C CURRICULUM AND COURSE DESIGN 12 credits
1 Tasks and projects 3 credits
2 Learning strategies 3 credits
3 Assessment and testing in the classroom 3 credits
4 Curriculum and course design - principles and practice 3 credits
D SPECIFIC SUBJECTS MASTER FOPELE 15 credits
1 La comunicación y la adecuación pragmalingüística 3 credits
2 Lengua, cultura y bilingüismo 3 credits
3 La Gramática del Español para profesores de ELE 3 credits
4 El español y sus variedades 3 credits
5 Enseñanza del léxico 3 credits
E PRACTICUMa 10 credits
F RESEARCH PROJECT 20 credits
  a. A separate Practicum and Research Project has to be written up in Spanish for the Master in FOPELE.
Students who decide to enrol on both courses from the beginning will benefit from reduced enrolment fees.