Beyond a Master's Degree
International Week in Miami
During the month of February, there is a Graduate International Week in Miami (USA), where participants will attend various professional development sessions, visit prestigious educational institutes in the area, as well as workshops about teaching Spanish. This is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons for ELE teaching in the United States, one of the countries with the highest demand for Spanish teachers. In addition, students and alumni will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and expand their contact network.
The goals of this international stay are:
- To connect with Spanish teachers in the U.S. and MELE alumni
- To gain profound insight into ELE teaching in the U.S.
- To deepen your knowledge about the profession of a Spanish teacher
- To gain advanced knowledge about how Spanish departments work in American universities
- To observe ELE classes
Tuition for the Master’s program includes visits, professional development workshops, and classroom observations, but does not include living or travel expenses for International Week. However, students and alumni will be provided with the necessary information about their stay to help make the process easier.
SI Pardot - MA Program in Spanish Second Language Teaching [3bqcpm]
Dates: February 22nd-28th 2021
Trip Type: Optional
ILCE (Institute of Spanish Language and Culture)
The Master’s students in the Spanish Second Language Teaching Program are fully integrated into the teaching and research done by ILCE. This forms their academic lives and generates a dynamic teaching and learning environment which will strengthen the personal and professional development of the whole group.
ILCE is an international research institute for the teaching, evaluating, and learning of the Spanish language and cultures. ILCE offers the MELE program, the Master’s in Spanish Second Language Teaching and is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
The Institute develops research in the field of teaching and learning Spanish as a second language. It provides new pedagogical practices, programs, and innovative courses in which all projects and collaborations lead to unique learning experiences.
ILCE shares lines of research and teacher collaborations with the Philology Department, especially within the linguistics and Spanish language faculty. Jointly, they work on publications, doctoral theses, and projects within the international sphere.
Since 1967, ILCE has offered classes on Spanish language, culture, literature, and history, and has personalized programs for international students and other universities.
It is also a certified Instituto Cervantes center for the official Spanish Diploma tests (DELE) and is a testing center for the SIELE (International Spanish Language Evaluation Service) program.
Why Would You Recommend MELE? Opinions
What do you think about the MA Program in Spanish Second Language Teaching (MELE)?
Javier Muñoz-Basols is a tenured professor and Director of the Spanish program in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (UK). He is the founding co editor of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching and a visiting professor at MELE.
Javier Mateo - Máster en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera (MELE)
Te proponemos un máster diferente, en el que los conocimientos se aplican en el aula desde el primer día, y en el que desarrollarás un perfil innovador a través de la investigación. Contarás con un mentor personal y te integrarás en un equipo docente dinámico e internacional.
Advice to Help You Become a Good Spanish Teacher
1. Be Open-Minded Toward Other Cultures
Lucía Osa-Melero is an Associate Professor of Spanish as a Second Language at Duquesne University (USA) as well as a visiting professor at MELE.
2. Exercise Self-Control and Manage Your Emotions
Ángels Ferrer is a Professor of Spanish from the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade, a researcher at the Institute of Spanish Language and Culture (ILCE) at the University of Navarra, and a teacher and advisor of MELE students.
3. Focus on the Needs of the Student
Carlos Schmidt Foó is the Director of the Business Spanish for Communication program in the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. He is also the Coordinator of Professional Development at MELE.
4. Create Unique Curricula and Experiences
Lourdes Ortega is the Director of the Department of Modern Languages at Georgetown University (USA) as well as a visiting professor at MELE.
5. Focus on the Connection Between Research and Teaching
Rafael Salaberry is a Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University (USA).
6. Maintain Professional Development
Francisca Aguiló Mora is a Lecturer at Columbia University (USA) as well as a visiting professor at MELE.