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!

Why study at HU?

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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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CostsAdmission requirements, Housing, Immigration


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Croho-name B Teacher Education in Spanish
Croho-code 35255
During the programme

¡Olé! Dive into the Spanish language

During this four-year 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 and gain practical experience through internships.

After your graduation

A career as a Spanish teacher

You are prepared for a successful career in education. Spanish is a global language with over 400 million native speakers, and is still expected to grow. That gives a lot of opportunities for language teachers: within Dutch secondary or vocational education, or at language schools.

How to apply

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Is this programme a perfect fit? Attend one of our study choice events and meet us from your own home!

Admission requirements Teacher Education in Spanish

Applying after secondary school?

If you want to start with the Teacher Education in Spanish degree programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level and English proficiency of at least 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!

Applying without a diploma?

Are you 21 years or older and you don't have a (sufficient) diploma? Then you'll need to take an admission test.

Does this programme suit you?

  • ¿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
Student at Utrecht Science Park

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