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Cognitive linguistics: teaching grammar and vocabulary

Cognitive linguistics: teaching grammar and vocabulary
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Cognitive linguistics: teaching grammar and vocabulary

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Price:220€. This includes the material provided during the course and the issuance of the certificate.

Course author:Dr. Reyes Llopis García

Date:From 14/03/2022 to 08/04/2022

Directors:Zeina Alhmoud

Tutor:Reyes Llopis

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Course description

Cognitive Linguistics offers a theoretical framework of interest for the teaching of languages. Within this framework, language is understood as a constructor of meaning based on the sensory and motor experience of all speakers, and this point of view offers great potential in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

In this course, the field of Cognitive Linguistics and its contributions to teaching in formal contexts will be explored through the grammar of the space, the linguistic system that inhabits the mind, and how our embodied language can be understood and learned.

Aimed at
  • Teachers of Spanish as a second and foreign language.
  • Teachers of other foreign languages.
  • Trainers of foreign language teachers
  • Editors and authors of teaching materials
  • Professionals related to the management of language centers
  • Volunteers of non-governmental organizations.
  • Reflect on the theoretical principles of cognitive linguistics and its adaptation to the teaching of Spanish.
  • Analyze and assess different proposals for teaching grammar and vocabulary from a cognitive perspective.
  • Apply the principles of cognitive linguistics to the creation of a teaching proposal for grammar and lexicon.

A continuous evaluation will be carried out throughout the course, and special attention will be paid to the objectives achieved in the different modules.

In order to carry out the evaluation, the following will be taken into account:

  • the reflection provided in forums and blogs on theoretical aspects;
  • the design of the final assignment for the teaching and learning of Spanish as a Foreign Language in digital environments.

Different types of practical activities are proposed, which involve reflection and problem solving through group discussion and the sharing of professional experiences. The activities are aimed at developing skills for teaching grammar and vocabulary from a cognitive perspective. The discussion of methodological approaches to cognitive teaching will be favored and applied, in a practical way, through provided and generated examples.

Accreditation and Validation of Credits

Students who have participated in this course will receive a certificate of attendance issued by the Cervantes Institute, which will be sent by this university to the interested party. For this, attendance will be mandatory and absences, regardless of the cause, may not exceed 15% of the total duration of the course.


Before taking the course, it is recommended the student consult:

LLOPIS-GARCÍA, R. (2009). La instrucción gramatical en la Adquisición de Segundas Lenguas – revisión de ayer para propuestas de hoy, in Revista redELE, 16. Available here.

Interview of María Méndez Santos with Reyes Llopis (2016) – TV ProfeDeELE. Available here

Course Program and Professors

Module I
  • Introduction to cognitive linguistics
Module II
  • Teaching grammar from a cognitive perspective
Module III
  • Teaching vocabulary from a cognitive perspective
Autora de los materiales:
  • Reyes Llopis García (PhD in Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, specialist in cognitive linguistics and trainer of teachers of SFL).

Technical requirements

To carry out the course, participants must have:

  • Computer with Internet connection (broadband)
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • Applications: word processor, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.
  • Valid email address
  • Graphics card: 8MB memory
  • Sound card: 16 bit
  • Microphone: standard
  • Speakers or Headphones: Standard

Knowledge and management of basic computer tools is required (user level)

LMS used: Blackboard Learn

Registration and Information

Interested parties can inquire at:
[email protected]

Contact information to formalize the registration:

[email protected]

Other information:

C/ Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 27
28015 Madrid
Tel: 914521103 Fax: 914521110