Contactar | Català | English | Español

Courses for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language (ELE)

Training Spanish teachers since 1975

Course for Spanish teachers

In either intensive (4 weeks) or extensive format (6 weeks)

150-hour course including both theory and teaching practice.

Accreditation by IL3-Universitat de Barcelona


Next courses

Extensive course
April 20–May 29

Intensive course
May 4–29

Intensive course
June 1–26


What's the course like?

To find out, we accompanied two of our trainees for 24 hours on the course...

Encuentro Práctico

Encuentro Práctico

Utrecht, May 18
Encuentro práctico Holanda

Würzburg, September 6-7
Encuentro práctico Alemania

Barcelona, December 20-21
XXVIII Encuentro Práctico Barcelona

Our annual, two-day conference for Spanish teachers. The biggest training event in Europe for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language: 500 teachers • 33 speakers • 35 sessions • 15 hours of training

Find out more

Online courses for Spanish teachers

Seven 2-week independent modules

Online learning for Spanish teachers

On our general course, there are three options:

  • Independent modules each of two weeks (around 20 hours each)
  • 7 content modules followed by a period for portfolio-based evaluation
  • 7 content modules, portfolio-based evaluation and a week of face-to-face, tutored teaching practice

Sin duda uno de los mejores cursos que he realizado, me he sentido protagonista de mi propio aprendizaje en todo momento y por fin creo que le he perdido el miedo al mundo virtual | Nazareth

See also
Specialised courses for Spanish teachers

Next modules

Presentación y práctica de lenguaje
March 23–April 5

Destrezas lingüísticas
April 6–19

Competencia comunicativa
April 20–May 3

Análisis de la lengua
May 4–17

May 18–31

Gestión del aula
June 1–14

Tecnología en el aula
June 15–28



2 convocatorias anuales

  • 9 asignaturas de contenido
  • Portafolio evaluativo tutorizado
  • Trabajo fin de posgrado
  • Videoseminarios de especialización y trabajos de investigación
  • Período de prácticas presenciales tutorizadas

Atención personalizada tanto durante el periodo de matrícula como a lo largo de todo el curso.

Próxima convocatoria
20 de septiembre de 2020

Más información

Teaching practice

Teaching practice

Observation of Spanish classes given by an experienced teacher and teaching practice, under the guidance of one of our tutors.


Methodology course

Two-week methodology and Spanish culture courses for teachers who are "non-native" speakers of Spanish

Spanish classes

Spanish classes at IH Barcelona

Almost free Spanish lessons for adults
Come and learn Spanish in Barcelona with us! Classes taught by our trainees, observed by our tutors.

About the Department

The Spanish teacher training department at IH Barcelona opened in 1985. Since then it has trained over a thousand people, who are now working in schools and universities around the world.

60 Years of IH


Exámenes de Cambridge IELTS Tests Barcelona Eaquals