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Universidad Zaragoza in Zaragoza: Courses in Spanish as a foreign language
Pedro Cerbuna, 12
Zaragoza
50009 ZARAGOZA
The Courses in Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Zaragoza are run throughout the year in Zaragoza, while in the summer they are transferred to the tourist resort of Jaca (Huesca) in the Pyrenees.

The University of Zaragoza is a pioneer in teaching Spanish to foreign students since 1927. It has agreements with a number of public and private institutions around the world, working directly with various official bodies to promote the Spanish language (the Cervantes Institute, the Education Office of a number of Spanish embassies, the Aragon Regional Government, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport).

The University of Zaragoza is recognised worldwide, as is demonstrated by the high number of foreign students attending the various co-operation programmes in which it participates (Sócrates-Erasmus, Tempus, ALPA, Asia-Link, Leonardo, etc.).

Its Courses in Spanish, attended by more than 1,200 students a year and in which all teachers have a high philological expertise in teaching ELE, are integrated into these programmes and, in addition, they organise specific courses for foreign Universities which request them.

The headquarters of ELE Courses in Zaragoza is an Oficial Examination Center for the Diploma of Spanish DELE, The International Spanish Language Evaluation Service (acronym in Spanish: SIELE) and the Test of Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain (CCSE), by delegation Instituto Cervantes.
Spanish Schools in Spain
Courses
Intensive Course 30
30 hours per week
60-hour courses (45 of classes and 15 of work at home)

Grammatical, functional, lexical and sociocultural contents are provided.

In order to teach these contents the lectures will include:

Communicative skills: linguistic, discursive, strategic and sociolinguistic.
Syllabuses with a communicative approach and student-centred.
Comprehension, expression and interaction tasks, both oral and written.

Before the start of each course, students will be tested on line to determine their level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Schedule: from 17:00 h to 20:15 h. (180 minutes with a break of 15 minutes). Cf. Interest info.

Small groups (maximum c. 20 students).

The number of places is limited.

Enrolment fee for courses 2015/2016: €225, including teaching, the material used in the classes (the book and the notebook, if necessary, will be paid by the student) and the attendance certificate. University of Zaragoza Erasmus students (except Erasmus trainee) will benefit with a discount (€75) on one course, after having supplied evidence of their status.

Enrolment fee for courses 2016/2017: €240, including tuition, material used in the classes (except the price of the textbook) the exam fees and the certificate of achievement (for those students who have attended at least 85% classes and have passed pertinent tests). Erasmus students (except Erasmus trainees) will benefit from a €80 discount in a single course.

These courses have possibility of convalidation for 1 ECTS credit.
Preparation DELE
DELE: Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera.
Specific DELE preparation courses

60-hour courses (45 class hours)

Aim: To prepare students for the exams leading to the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE).

Course dates:

November exams 2017: course from 2 until 18 November 2017.
April exams 2017: course from13 until 31 March 2017.
May exams 2017: course from 20 April until 10 May 2017.

Direction reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum number of students required is not met.
Teacher Training
For teachers of Spanish
Initial Training Course for teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language

The course is organised jointly by the Cervantes Institute, the Aragon Government and the Courses in Spanish as a Foreign Language of the University of Zaragoza.

50 class hours.

Enrolment fee for the course: €385.

This course includes classes in problem areas in Spanish grammar, and in the methodology of teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE).

The course will take place on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Aims: To provide the necessary grounding enabling students on the course to focus their own education to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. To study in depth the basic aspects of methodology in the teaching of Spanish to foreign students. To analyse resources and strategies for teaching Spanish in the foreign language classroom.

Aimed at: Spanish and foreign teachers of Spanish as a foreign language, Philology (preferably Spanish) graduates or final year students who wish to focus their training on teaching Spanish to foreign students. Given the initial nature of this course, enrolment is not recommended for people who have already attended similar course.

Evaluation criteria: Attendance and participation in academic activities planned (participants must attend at least 85 % of these activities) will be taken into account. In addition, students must complete at the end of the course a final report, with a maximum length of 10500 characters (with spaces) in which the most significant points of the course will be summarized, and give personal opinion, based on some aspects that were of special interest. The report will be corrected by the academic direction of the course. The rating will be pass or don't pass.

Students who consistently attend and make full use of the classes will be awarded an approved diploma which can be validated by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Aragon, carrying 5 credits for Permanent Teacher Training qualifications, provided that the students fulfil the requirements established by the competent official bodies (Orden del 18 de mayo de 2015).

The course may be validated as 5 free-choice credits by the University of Zaragoza and by the G9 Group of Universities under the terms and conditions set out by these institutions.

Attendance is compulsory and absences, regardless of the reason, may not exceed 15 % of the total duration of the course (7’5 hours).

The number of places is limited. Interested students must NOT make any payments before receiving confirmation of there are seats available on the course. Please include with the inscription form a brief CV and a copy of the degree.
Accreditation
Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes Accreditation is an integrated conditions and requirements related to academic activity and teaching staff , facilities and equipment , administrative organization and information and publicity referred to a center dedicated to the teaching of ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) indicators system.

The Centers Accreditation System Cervantes Institute aims to:

Promote commitment to quality and improvement of schools that offer teaching Spanish in Spain and outside of Spain .
Encourage the development of a system of homogeneous teaching Spanish in their standards and with full guarantee of services and complementary activities offered .
Easier for people interested in learning Spanish choosing a center that has been accredited by a state agency prestige.
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