Master Program ELE UCM

Master's degree in the training of
sino-speaking teachers of spanish
as a foreign language

Details of the Program

The master’s degree in the training of sino-speaking of Spanish as a foreign language, The Complutense University of Madrid. The program is dedicated to training Spanish language professionals with a high level of foreign language and culture for higher education institutions in China and abroad, it also trains translators for various foreign-related sectors and the tourism industry. The program is coordinated by the Faculty of Letters at the Complutense University and the Centre for the Teaching of Spanish at Complutense University, to provide students with a professional training that combines teaching and practice in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to gain an internship at the Centre for the Teaching of Spanish at Complutense University (CCEE).

Target group: Native Chinese teachers of Spanish as a foreign language and those who are proficient in Spanish.

The duration of courses: 1 year

Faculty of Teaching: The Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Literature.

Total credits: 60

Tuition: 6950 €/year (6950€ in total)

Course benefits

Outstanding reputation of the University

The Master's degree at the Complutense University is highly prestigious and its diploma and language proficiency certificate are internationally recognised.

In 2019, the University was ranked 206th in the QS World University Rankings, and it is also ranked in the top 50 worldwide in many fields, including humanities and social sciences.

High international recognition for Spanish language courses

The Centre for the Teaching of Spanish at Complutense University (CCEE) has a history of nearly 100 years of training international Spanish language educators. Over 80% of Spanish teachers at leading Chinese universities have been trained by the CCEE.

Advantages of the Master Propio

The Master Propio's degree has lower application requirements and is more probable to be accepted than official masters. The courses are designed to meet the needs of the Chinese and Spanish job markets, with a greater emphasis on employment than the official Master's degree, and the knowledge acquired is more practical and more sought after by companies.

Flexibility and mobility

Students can choose to study only the Master's programme at the University, or they can take a Spanish language course or an externship at the same time as their studies.

Wide range of future options

At the end of the Master's programme, students can choose to continue their studies with a third-year internship or stay in Spain for an official Master's degree. After the internship, students can return to China to work in a related field or obtain employment in Spain.

Chinese Teaching Assistants

Chinese teaching assistants are assigned to help students understand the content of the course, helping students to learn the course better.

Master's degree planning


*Students on this Master’s programme with a C1 level of Spanish will be given priority to register for the official Master’s programme.

  • Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Cultural, literary and historical events: 5 credits
  • Oral Presentation and Interaction: 5 credits
  • Expression and interaction in writing: 5 credits
  • Listening and Audio-Visual Comprehension: 3 credits
  • Reading Comprehension: 3 credits
  • Grammar and Vocabulary: 6 credits
  • Teaching and acquiring knowledge of Spanish as a foreign language
  • Comparative Chinese and Spanish Linguistics: 2 credits
  • Methods of teaching Spanish as a foreign language: 3 credits
  • Teaching of the Spanish language system (grammar and vocabulary): 8.5 credits
  • Cultural content in the foreign language classroom (cinema, literature, art…) 2 credits
  • Intercultural pragmatics and Spanish pragmatics: 2 credits
  • Teaching communication skills (oral and written expressions, understanding and interaction): 6.5 credits
  • Great geniuses of “modernity”
  • Women wake up. The evolution of women through Spanish literature
  • The socio-political changes in Spain from 1975 to the present day: the transition and the result
  • Varieties of Spanish
  • Diversity of Spanish-Muslim Culture in Spain: History and Daily Life
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to function in the classroom.
  • Resolve difficulties with students through dialogue.
  • Apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the subject to the professional field.
  • Be able to demonstrate teamwork and show initiative and responsibility.

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