Master UCM Permanent formation :

degree in the training of teachers to teach Spanish as a foreign language

Details of the Program

This formation degree is committed to providing competent teachers to society for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The teachers who graduated from this program have obtained a broad knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. This Formation program is coordinated by the Faculty of Literature and the Complutense Center for Spanish (CCEE). It provides students with professional training that combines theories and practices in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to complete an internship at the Complutense Center for Spanish.

Target group:

students who are proficient in the Spanish language and who are interested in teaching Spanish in their native tongue.


Duration: 1 year

Faculty: Faculty of Literature, UCM

Total credits: 60

Tuition: 6950 €/year (6950€ in total)

Course benefits

The outstanding reputation of the University

The degree at Complutense University is highly prestigious and its diploma and language certificate are internationally recognised.

In 2023, the University was ranked 226th in the QS World University Rankings. Several majors concerning humanities and social sciences are ranked in the top 50 worldwide.

High international recognition for Spanish language courses

The Complutense Center for Spanish (CCEE) started training international Spanish educators almost a century ago. In the case of China, over 80% of Spanish teachers teaching in Chinese universities have been trained by the CCEE.

Advantages of the Permanent Formation

Permanent Formation has fewer application requirements than Official Master and is usually easier to enroll in. Besides, it’s designed to meet the needs of employment markets, so it puts a greater emphasis on working ability than Official Master does. The knowledge acquired is more practical, and students would be more adapted to the professional world.

Flexibility and mobility

Students can choose to study only the program at the University, or they can take a Spanish language course or an internship at the same time.

Numerous future options

At the end of the program, outstanding students may get an internship at CCEE. After the internship, students can return to China to work in relevant fields or get a job in Spain.

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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