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Training in Spain

There are a variety of teacher training options available in Spain.

For the off-site tailor-made courses one of the very experienced Developing associate trainers would be available. For information please e-mail us.


British Language Centre The BLC has built an excellent reputation over the last ten years for providing very high quality teacher training courses. 


The following courses are run at The British Language Centre in Madrid & for more on the BLC go to their teacher training page.

Cambridge ESOL CELTA course Cambridge ESOL DELTA course
Teaching Business
Teaching the Younger Learner

The links with each course description & forms below will take you to the BLC site.

Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
For those entering the English language teaching profession the Cambridge Certificate qualification (CELTA) is the internationally recognised one. This is a very practical introduction to all areas of the job. It includes seminar 'input' sessions, teaching practice with Spanish learners followed by feedback. There are also written tasks & observations. The Certificate can be followed intensively over four weeks or part-time over twelve weeks.
Special fees for Gap Year Students.
For a more detailed CELTA description & application forms.

Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
The qualification for the experienced teacher who wishes to develop existing teaching skills & gain professional recognition. A theoretical background is set with the practical teaching ideas. This course can be followed full-time over eight weeks or part-time over six months.

*** The candidate results from the June 2001 exam were the best from any centre running the course ***

For a more detailed DELTA description & application forms.

Teaching of Business English
This course is for the CELTA qualified teacher or those with teaching experience. The main areas covered are: professional skills (the client approach, needs analysis, course design, lesson planning), methodology and materials (classroom approaches and techniques, appropriate materials and their uses) & basic business awareness (the way businesses are run, the stages of a deal, basic business terminology, the layout and content of routine business correspondence).
For a more detailed description.

Teaching the Younger Learner
An excellent wide-ranging examination of the younger learner language class. It is mainly focussed on the primary age group but does cover the top & bottom ages. A very practical task-based course.
For more on the Younger Learner course

Other courses that are run at the BLC in Madrid
Pre-Diploma course

Short courses -Phonology, Language Awareness, Vocabulary, Autonomy

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