Spanish Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE)
We offer an 8 week full immersion SKE course to prepare Pre–Initial Teacher Training (ITT) applicants and existing teachers with the language skills and curriculum knowledge they need to teach the Spanish language in UK Schools.
Our course is unique in a number of ways:
Firstly, as the SKE course takes place in Madrid, this is a 100% language and cultural immersion course, so you can expect to significantly improve your Spanish language proficiency to a level that would be impossible to achieve back home.
Secondly, our course includes 2 weeks of our unique Curriculum Immersion to prepare you with the themes and topics you will be expected to teach back home. We are UK- qualified Spanish teachers and our courses have been specially designed in line with the revised KS3, GCSE 9-1, AS & A-Level courses.
Last but not least, as we are professional resource designers, on completion of the course you will have access to a bank of authentic teaching resources to use in the classroom during your PGCE placements, NQT year and future career.
Course Dates (2018)
The course starts on Monday 2nd July and finishes on Saturday 1st September with a goodbye lunch.
Spanish Language Modules (wks 1-3 and 5-7)
You will attend Spanish language classes with highly qualified and experienced native Spanish teachers in a small group (max 9 students). This means you will have more opportunity to practise your skills and receive personal help and support from your teacher. Every Friday the class will take place outside the classroom to enable you to practise your skills in the real world.
Academy Lessons (Mon – Thurs 10:00 – 14:30)
Cultural Lessons (Fri 10:00 – 14:00 with Immersion Lunch)
Curriculum Immersion Course modules (wks 4 & 8)
For two weeks you will study our unique Curriculum Immersion Course. Each module has been designed to be fully in line with KS3 Spanish, GCSE (9-1) and the revised AS & A-Level exams. Each curriculum input is accompanied by a cultural immersion to boost your cultural knowledge and give you the resources and ideas you need to take into the classroom.
Each day includes themed curriculum inputs, Spanish language booster classes and cultural immersion trips with teachers and expert local guides.
You will learn first-hand about the topics you will be teaching back home while experiencing all the delights Madrid has to offer, including savouring authentic Spanish gastronomy with the locals.
Curriculum Immersion Course (Mon- Fri 09:30 – 19:00)
We offer curriculum immersion courses for following three levels: KS3, KS4 GCSE (9-1) and KS5 / AS & A-Level
The Curriculum Immersion module you will study will depend on the Spanish language level you have achieved. If you are starting from beginner level, you will do KS3 in week 4 and KS4 in week 8. However, if you start the SKE with a B1 (CEFR) level you will probably do KS3 in week 4 and KS5 in week 8.
Each module includes a cultural immersion trip outside Madrid
All transport, entrance fees and lunches are included
We can provide you with contacts for you to book your entire stay in a city-centre university residence
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