ILCE (Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Española - Institute of Spanish Language and Culture)

ILCE (Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas)


The master’s students in the Spanish Second Language Teaching Program are fully integrated into 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 University of Navarra (Spain)

ILCE 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.

ILCE has offered classes since 1967 on Spanish language, culture, literature, and history, and has personalized programs for international students and other universities.

ILCE is a certified Cervantes Institute center for the official Spanish Diploma tests (DELE) and is a testing center for the SIELE (International Spanish Language Evaluation Service) program.