Master in Applied Linguistics: Teaching Spanish to Speakers of Other Languages

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In recent times the privileged position that the Spanish language has moved into among the languages of the world, and the consequent increase in demand for the teaching of Spanish, has uncovered the need to progress, research and be trained in this area.

Spanish is currently the second language of international communication and the fourth most widely spoken in the world (this is the mother tongue of more than 400 million people living in more than 20 countries). In the United States there are more than 30 million Spanish speakers, and in Canada Spanish is the language with a highest growth. Also, the explosive demand for Spanish as foreign language courses that originated in the early 90s, and which has gradually increased to the present day, is another positive factor that reflects the importance of forming good professionals in this area.

Europe has begun to experience a similar situation. According to data from the Institute of Cervantes, between four and five million people are studying Spanish as a foreign language in the European Union. There has also been an increased interest of the Spanish language by the newly acceded countries to the EU or in countries such as Norway or Switzerland, where the rise of the number of its students is very significant. One consequence of this trend is the sharp increase in demand for Spanish courses arising at the global level.

In this context, Funiber offers a training program for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language that has as its main objective to respond to this new reality. The contents of the Master in Applied Linguistics to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and the Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language are identical. The only thing that varies is the name and qualifications of the same in function of the university where the student has enrolled.

The contents of the Master in Applied Linguistics to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and the Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language are identical. The only thing that varies is the name and qualifications of the same in function of the university where the student has enrolled.