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The Spanish language is becoming increasing important on today's international scene. It is now the second most widely studied language.
According to information provided by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, Spanish is the most widely studied language at all educational levels in the United States. It ranks second in number of students in France, Sweden, Brazil and a large part of the United Kingdom. It is the third most spoken language in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal and Italy. Spanish has the first foreign language (FL1) status, above all in English speaking countries where students generally study only one or no foreign language. It is the second foreign language (FL2) in France, Sweden and Brazil.
Learning Spanish as a foreign language is very important in the United States. It is also registering a dramatic increase in Europe, the former Eastern Europe and is now being introduced in Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Teaching Spanish as a foreign language is therefore becoming a field with extremely promising job opportunities. The Cervantes Institute, Official Language Schools, public and private schools abroad, assistantships and grants at foreign universities, private language centres and NGOs are just a few of the professional opportunities for Spanish teachers.
However, teaching Spanish, either in Spain or abroad, requires special training, which is the purpose of this course: overall training to teach Spanish as a second language (L2).
Level A (Less than 300 hours work experience. Less than 30 hours specialist training).