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SFL learning processes and strategies

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SFL learning processes and strategies

Mastering one or two non-native languages is becoming something basic for companies, which increasingly demand professionals with these characteristics. For this, teachers are needed who are capable of addressing the learning of these linguistic competences through the main theories of language acquisition.

This course, which has a marked practical nature, will deal with the cognitive, affective and contextual factors involved in learning foreign languages, such as, for example, working memory, motivation and anxiety. In addition, the importance of teaching strategies based on the group and its objectives will be studied. Thanks to this course, you will become an all-round teacher, capable of teaching and motivating students who wish to learn a foreign language.


  • Obtain specific training on the factors that affect the process of acquiring and learning a foreign language.
  • Know the ideas and explanations that are currently used regarding language learning processes in different contexts.
  • Incorporate orientation and training for SFL teachers that allows them to be autonomous in their didactic decisions, such as the case of adequacy and the opportunity to correct errors.

General Competences

  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Students must know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study.
  • Students must possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
  • Be able to transmit social and cultural values in accordance with the multilingual and multicultural present.
  • Know how to communicate with colleagues in the academic community and with society in general about their area of knowledge.
  • Reflect on the psycholinguistic processes and the factors that take part in the learning and teaching of Spanish.
  • Know the different variables of the SFL teaching/learning/assessment process, from the perspective of the student, their communication needs and the learning processes.
  • Develop and apply didactic methodologies and teaching strategies adapted to the diversity of students based on their specific needs, according to their previous linguistic experiences, age or other individual variables.
  • Be able to assess, select and use written and oral texts, of different genres and textual typology, suitable for the development of linguistic competence and the approach to the socio-cultural context of the Spanish-speaking world.