Teacher Education in Spanish
Spanish is truly a global language with over 400 million native speakers. As we travel more and more – for work and leisure – the language is becoming increasingly important. Do you speak Spanish and would you like to teach it to others? Then our Teacher Education in Spanish programme is for you!
Teacher Education in Spanish is a four-year programme in an international setting that joins our successful international Language Education programmes for English and German, as well as French. You will be taught in English and Spanish by our experienced lecturers and get to enjoy Utrecht's vibrant student life. You will have frequent and intensive contact with the Spanish-speaking world, even spending three months there in year 2. Internships at Dutch schools are also a vital and highly educational part of the programme.
Useful to know
|Application Deadline||1 May – students living in the Netherlands (Dutch or Foreign nationality), 15 June (non-EU students) & 1 August (EU students)|
|Location||Padualaan 97 Utrecht|
During the programme
During our Teacher Education in Spanish programme you'll learn about teaching methodology, literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries, linguistics, and second language acquisition. Furthermore, you will study pedagogics, which focuses on topics like child development psychology, working with pupils with special needs, and working in a multicultural environment. You will also prepare and teach classes and do research at your work placement school. All this prepares you for a successful career in education.
There are many opportunities for language teachers within Dutch secondary or vocational education, or you can work at a language school in The Netherlands or abroad.
How to apply
Can’t wait to start? Find out which steps you need to take.
Experience a day at HU
Get a glimpse of HU-life and join us for an orientation day or webinar about practical matters.
If you want to start with the Teacher Education in Spanish programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma, and provide proof of English proficiency. You also need to command Spanish at CEFR level A2 or higher. A language test is part of the admission process. Of course, love for Spanish and teaching is a must! Are you 21 years or older and you don't have a (sufficient) diploma? Then you'll need to take an admission test.
You speak Spanish and cannot wait to master the language and share your knowledge and skills with teens and young adults.
You enjoy being surrounded by others, have an affinity with young people and possess great communicative and social skills.
You are passionate about Spanish language and culture. You enjoy reading and writing and are curious about other cultures.
"The experienced Spanish teachers are a plus!"Danique Dekker