The Course seeks to familiarize participants with the evolution of the methodology, from its origins to the present day, through the historical panorama of the methods and approaches of foreign language teaching. The main methods are approached from the point of view of its psycholinguistic and pedagogical foundation, of its didactic contributions, and are exemplified with special reference to Spanish, in order to promote reflection and enrich the professor's teaching criteria, both to program and design his/her classes, as well as how to select his/her work materials.
Students must acquire and incorporate new knowledge, and apply it in a specific area.
They mut apply the concepts, principles, theories and methodology to new or little-known environments, and operate with the models.
They must make judgments based on criteria, external norms and personal reflections.
They must develop a self-directed and autonomous training and research.
They must develop a positive attitude towards fundamental rights, summarizing these principles in cooperative learning and respect for scientific and research ethics.
They must critically analyze their experience as language learners and/or teachers, according to the new learning models.
They must improve the level and effectiveness of their academic activity, integrating the knowledge acquired.
They must innovate in the design of instruments and resources for evaluation of the different individual and contextual variables that affect the process of acquiring communicative linguistic competence.
They must manage multilingual learning environments with special attention to the current intercultural situation (migrations, relations between countries, etc.) that generates constant situations of multilingual and multicultural communication.