Seminar for Teachers: Culture in the Classroom

Location: Spain: Seville

Term: Summer

Dates: Please Contact Us for updates.

Spanish Studies Abroad

446 Main Street Amherst, MA 01002-2314 United States


Spanish Studies Abroad in Seville offers this 3 1/2 week summer seminar specifically designed for teachers of Spanish as a second language and university students preparing to teach who wish to develop professionally through deepening their intercultural knowledge and experiences. Spanish Studies is known for academic excellence which begins with our commitment to our students' intellectual, cultural and personal growth. We bring this commitment to life through our strong and broad curriculum, Spanish-Only Policy, our small classes and our superior instructional staff.

In this course, students focus on creating methods and materials to develop communicative competence in their students and introduce the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish to their classroom. "Culture in the Classroom" is offered only during the second term of the summer program in Seville, Spain. The class meets for 60 contact hours for a total of (4) course credits (graduate credit available for qualified candidates, please contact Spanish Studies Abroad for details).

Spanish Studies Abroad awards up to USD 2,500 in scholarships to students enrolled in our programs. All students are encouraged to apply. Spanish Studies has also created the Alumni Scholar Fund which awards stipends up to USD 1,000 to every student choosing embark on an additional cross-cultural program with Spanish Studies Abroad. Discounts are available to current teachers wishing to enroll in this seminar.


Not only will this interactive class give participants the opportunity to improve upon their own curriculum, but also to develop their own linguistic skills and understanding of Spanish culture. Through living in a host family and participating in cultural excursions, participants integrate experience with pedagogy. In addition to keeping a journal, participants compile a portfolio of authentic materials and incorporate them into exercises and activities for the classroom to encourage progress in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as cultural perception. Students also deepen their knowledge of the Internet and its applications in teaching Spanish.

Your seminar takes place in two classic turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville's commercial and social district. Our Center is a short walk from the University of Seville and some of Spain's most glorious and historic sites. These include the Catedral and Giralda (the symbol of Seville), the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar palace, many museums and the beautiful Guadalquivir River. Seville is also located within an hour and a half of the Costa del Sol and its sunny beaches. Study tours led by Spanish Studies Abroad are included at no extra cost.

The Center has been a social and cultural gathering place for both Americans and Sevillanos since 1969. Each year, more than two hundred Spaniards study English at the Center and participate in Intercambios (language-exchanges) with American students. In addition to organizing the Intercambio program, the Center actively promotes regular interaction of Spanish and American students by organizing social events and cultural activities such as outings to the theater, festivals and carnivals, art exhibits, concerts of classical and contemporary music, video presentations, and joint fiestas. Shared library facilities, study rooms, lounges and common areas at the Center together with home stays give American students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the culture and language of Spain first hand.

Degree Level


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Please see the Spanish Studies Abroad website for up-to-date costs

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Tuition for 4-credit course*
- Full Room & Board
- Health insurance
- Study tours & activities
- Orientation
- Computer Access
- Specialized materials and resources for the classroom

*Discounts available for current teachers; contact Spanish Studies Abroad for details

Credit Available


Experience Required


    Minimum completion of one advanced-level college Spanish course (or equivalent), Prior course work or practical experience in education, Minimum GPA of 3.0
This Program is open to

American, Canadian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Spain


Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 weeks
Year Founded