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.

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Start date September
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
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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.

Career prospects​​

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.

Open day 5th of October 2019

You are welcome in Utrecht on Saturday the 5th of October 2019, from 09.30 till 15.00hrs.

Admission requirements

If you want to apply to our Teacher Education in Spanish programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma, and speak English at least at CEFR level B1. 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!

Competences

  • ¿Español? Sí

    You speak Spanish and cannot wait to master the language and share your knowledge and skills with teens and young adults.

  • Sociable

    You enjoy being surrounded by others, have an affinity with young people and possess great communicative and social skills.

  • Curious

    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

Interested in the bachelor Teacher Education in Spanish?