Spanish in Cádiz
Why not make the most of your time in Cádiz by combining your Trinity Certificate in TESOL Course and/or Teaching Younger Learners Extension Course with Spanish lessons? Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner wanting to perfect your Spanish or, indeed, anywhere in between, then we have the Spanish course for you.
Do I need to be able to speak Spanish to teach English in Spain?
The answer is “no”. The TESOL course and its methodology will prepare you to teach adults anywhere in the world without needing to know the language of that country.
Having said that, the benefits are perhaps obvious; having a reasonable grasp of Spanish will help you settle into the country, help you make friends and help you understand the needs of your students. Also, employers are understandably keen to employ teachers who can speak Spanish, at least to some extent. So, having some Spanish is a huge benefit both socially and professionally.
Will learning Spanish help me as a teacher?
It is always good for teachers to be actively involved in learning at any level. It helps us understand and empathise with our students.
From the point of view of the TESOL course, being a Spanish student will give you invaluable insights into both teaching & learning. This is a wonderful opportunity for your own teaching as you will observe experienced teachers in action. Our partner Spanish school here in Cadiz, who run the courses, have been teaching Spanish since 1995. If you choose to study Spanish before the TESOL course, it will help to make your teaching practice during the TESOL course less intimidating and even more meaningful. If you prefer to take the Spanish lessons after the TESOL course, you will be able to approach the lessons critically, with a deeper understanding of the processes and so get more out of the learning experience.
What does the Spanish course consist of?
An intensive period of study with 20 lessons a week (each lesson is 45 minutes) and small class sizes – a maximum of seven students to maximise your learning efficiency. Lessons given by qualified, experienced Spanish teachers in a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate atmosphere and organised by levels after a short level test.
What if I need accommodation?
The school will be delighted to organise your accommodation for you either in a shared flat or with a specially selected Spanish host family.
Flat share: Sharing accommodation with other students from the school, which is within the historical old town and walking distance from the school. The flats shared with Spaniards include the same amenities as those shared with other students, the only difference being that you share with native Spanish speakers. All the shared flats have 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and come with the following amenities:
Fully equipped kitchen, furnished with all the utensils and equipment necessary
One or two bathrooms
Living room with dining area
Bedrooms are cleaned before new students arrive
All communal areas are cleaned before new students arrive
Flat share with Spaniards