General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Education / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Teacher training with subject specialization (0114)

Main focus

; Graduates of this programme will have acquired the knowledge and skills required to identify the communicative, linguistic, and cultural needs of learners of Spanish as a foreign language. They will also be able to define objectives, establish contents, decide on a methodology, select the most effective didactic resources, and design the syllabus in order to satisfy learners¿ needs within the framework of a specific curriculum, and in relation to different cultural, affective, and cognitive profiles. Graduates of this programme will also have the necessary skills to evaluate learning processes and to carry out research projects on the different aspects of learning Spanish as a foreign language.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Enseñanza de Español Lengua Extranjera: Lengua, Cultura y Metodología

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Audiovisual and Communication Media in the Classroom 1st Year 1st Semester
Classroom Dynamics: Interaction and Affectivity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Contemporary Spanish Literature 1st Year 1st Semester
Current Norms and Uses of Spanish 1st Year 1st Semester
Curricular Planning, Class Programming and Assessment 1st Year 1st Semester
Didactic Resources Applied to the Four Skills 1st Year 1st Semester
Grammar, Lexis and Pronunciation: Approach in the Classroom 1st Year 1st Semester
History of Modern and Contemporary Spain 1st Year 2nd Semester
Information and Communication Technologies: Applications and Uses 1st Year 1st Semester
Introduction to Research in Foreign Language Teaching 1st Year 1st Semester
Language and Immigration 1st Year 2nd Semester
Literary Texts and Role-Play Techniques as Teaching Resources 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Practicum in Different Subjects 1st Year 2nd Semester
Second Language Learning and Acquisition 1st Year 1st Semester
Spain Today: Social, Political and Economic Issues 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spanish Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Music 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spanish as a Foreign Language: Interculturality in the Classroom 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spanish Customs and Traditions: Anthropological and Linguistic Issues 1st Year 1st Semester
Spanish for Special Purposes 1st Year 1st Semester
Spanish in the Education System 1st Year 1st Semester
Spanish in the Media: Press, Radio, Television, and Other Media 1st Year 2nd Semester
Varieties of Spanish 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Applicants must have an English B1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.; Students with a mother tongue other than Spanish will be required to have a Spanish C1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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