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How will this course improve my Spanish curriculum knowledge?The course consists of 2 Curriculum Inputs and 2 Cultural Immersions per day to give you a completely immersive experience. Each of the 3 modules: A, B & C. Each module covers themes, language and the grammar you need to know to teach the level effectively.
How does this work?Taking the example of MODULE C Theme ‘Protests & Youth Movements’ a Curriculum Input in the morning might be on the circumstances leading up to the 15M protests with videos, resources and class debates. You might also prepare interview questions in preparation for the Cultural Immersion in the afternoon, which would be a visit to the left-wing organisation which organised the protests. A representative would give a first-hand account of the 15M protests and talk about the legacy of the movement. You would be able to ask your questions and all this will be filmed for you to take the authentic footage home with you.
What other teaching resources will I receive?In addition to the authentic resources you will collect every day in your visits, tours and guided trips, we will give you a personal account to access www.spectrumspanish.com and download all the resources covered in your Curriculum Input and Spanish Lessons for you to use back home in your classes. This area of the site will be exclusively available to CPD course alumni.
How will this course improve my Spanish language skills?Firstly, you will receive Spanish Lessons every day, the content of which depends on the level you are teaching. If you teach Primary / KS3 / P1-5, the classes are designed to improve your language level significantly. However, if you teach KS5 / AS & A-Level / S6, your language skills will already be advanced so the language classes will be focused on fluency, expressions and making you sound ‘like a native’.
Secondly, this is a 100% Spanish language immersion course and all guides and teachers will speak to you in Spanish. Obviously, for lower levels we will be there to support you and help you to understand things you may miss, but for the higher levels this will be a chance to immerse yourself completely in the language and improve your fluency and language proficiency still further.
You won’t be visiting Madrid as a ‘tourist’, rather you’ll be spending time with the locals and seeing parts of Madrid that no classic ‘tour’ could ever hope to show you.
What is a typical day on the course like?
The time your ‘immersion experience’ starts and ends will depend on whether you choose the basic or all-inclusive package, and the module you choose to study (MODULE A, B or C).
Here is a typical day for each module in the ALL-INCLUSIVE package: