The Instituto Cervantes is organising a course at the Complutense University Summer School in El Escorial. The course, “New demands in the area of learning, teaching and educational management of foreign languages”, will take place from the 13th to the 15th July.

Following the success of “The added value of Spanish” at the 2014 Summer School, this year the Instituto Cervantes is presenting the course “New demands in the area of learning, teaching and educational management of foreign languages”.

Last year there was an analysis from different points of view of how Spanish is spread in different contexts and the consequent value that this gives to our language.  This year the thinking will be about how to tackle learning management and the teaching of language in the 21st century.

The course is aimed at language teachers, students, schools, publishers and managers of educational programmes or foreign language schools.  Different perspectives will be given with the aim of enabling all professionals to adapt to the new demands being made in the learning of languages and to successfully confront the challenges of a dynamic market which is in constant change and evolution and which has new technological challenges and new student profiles and a globalised public.

The course programme can be found on the website of the Complutense Summer Courses.  There will be sessions given by experts in the field of foreign language teaching: “Tools and resources for a new approach to teaching”; “New perspectives on the teaching of foreign languages: student internet consumption habits” and “Challenges of language tourism: the new global scene and the new profile of the language student”.

The talks will be followed by round table discussions attended by representatives of different organisations involved in the spread of languages – cultural institutions, media companies, publishers:  “How to adapt to the new reality and necessities”; “Answers to the new ways of access to learning” and “Knowledge and recogniition of languages in the professional environment,”

The aim is to get together a variety of people from the sphere of language teaching and learning and by studying their experiences and ideas contribute to a dialogue which will benefit the work which we are all carrying out, the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.  Enrolment is now open.

Image credits: Periodista digital.



Se trata de reunir a una variedad de personas del ámbito de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de lenguas que, mediante la exposición de sus experiencias y opiniones, contribuyan a un diálogo enriquecedor que redunde en beneficio de la labor que entre todos llevamos a cabo, la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera. La matriculación ya está abierta.

Créditos de la imagen: Periodista digital.