Master’s Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language: Didactics and Research

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Master’s Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language: Didactics and Research

Spanish is more than just a language. It is culture, art, tradition, values and a way of thinking and feeling the world

The Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language: Didactics and Research has a double focus, professional and research, so that students decide their path based on the needs they have for their professional future.

The program responds to the growing demand for education that can be seen in native and non-native speakers who want to improve their linguistic, cultural and teaching skills, as well as in graduates of degrees from other disciplines who want to develop professionally as SFL teachers and do not have prior knowledge about the language and its didactics.

The high percentages of employability of our graduates as SFL teachers prove the quality of the academic program, endorsed by the experience of more than 20 years of Nebrija University in training teachers and education professionals.

This official degree offers up-to-date content and a wide repertoire of subjects to design their own learning itinerary based on the students' training needs and professional interests. Contents and skills that respond to the new needs of the SFL teacher.

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International experience Study an entire course outside of Spain.

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As the culmination of the year in which the V Centenary of the death of Antonio de Nebrija is commemorated, an exhibition was organized at the National Library of Spain that shows the intellectual profile of the first Spanish humanist, without forgetting him as a man, researcher and professor through his enormous work.

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Student profile: Graduates of Bachelor's degrees or equivalent, in the areas of Philology, Linguistics, Translation, Education, Humanities and Communication Sciences.
The program may be accessed from other university degrees as long as the candidate has experience in teaching-learning other foreign languages, complementary training in foreign language teaching and the interests of a future SFL teacher.

Graduate profile:• Teachers of Spanish as a foreign language with solid knowledge of the language (C1), the culture and the didactics of Spanish as a FL.
• Professionals in the academic and scientific field of Linguistics applied to language teaching.

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language: Didactics and Research

Learning Center:School of Language and Education

Branch of knowledge:Arts and Humanities

Places offered: • Face-to-face: 45
• Distance learning: 150

Total Credits 60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year
Part-time students:
Minimum ECTS credits: 12 • Maximum ECTS credits: 30

Academic year it was introduced: 2023/2024

Duration: 1 year.

Quality of the degree

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More than 20 years of experience training Spanish teachers


The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 30 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 5 ECTS | Acquisition, teaching and learning of SFL
  • 5 ECTS | Lecture planning and management of the SFL classroom
  • 5 ECTS | Design and evaluation of activities
  • 5 ECTS | Lexicon and grammar in teaching SFL
  • 5 ECTS | Sociolinguistics, pragmatics and interculturality
  • 5 ECTS | Virtual learning environments and digital resources

Second Semester 30 ECTS

  • From February to June, both included

  • Professional itinerary
  • 4 ECTS | Teaching-learning contexts of SFL I
  • 4 ECTS | Teaching-learning contexts of SFL II
  • 4 ECTS | Pronunciation, intonation and spelling in SFL

  • Research itinerary
  • 4 ECTS | Research methodology in Applied Linguistics
  • 4 ECTS | Analysis and transfer of results in Applied Linguistics I: qualitative studies
  • 4 ECTS | Analysis and transfer of results in Applied Linguistics II: quantitative studies

  • Internships and FRP
  • 6 ECTS | Internships (teachers or researchers according to itinerary)
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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University Life in Spanish as a Foreign Language: Didactics and Research

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EMILIA Project: TransferLAELE

The didactic applications in which the LAELE Research Group has been working as a result of the R&D projects it develops are included in the TransferLAELE publication, a resource available to teachers of Spanish as a new language, where they will find innovative didactic proposals aimed at different groups of students and levels of language learning. [Read more]

LAELE research group

The research group is part of the School of Languages and Education of the University, and its objective is to understand how we acquire and process foreign languages, especially Spanish and English, from an interdisciplinary point of view, which includes applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics. [Read more]

Nebrija Journal of Linguistics applied to language teaching

Periodical publication that analyzes and deals with different topics on language teaching and that has the collaboration of great leaders in the sector. [Read more]

4th Nebrija International Congress on Linguistics Applied to Language Teaching

The School of Languages and Education organized this congress that serves as a meeting point for researchers and teachers, both experts and new members, to have the opportunity to share the results of their studies and didactic experiences.

Opening ceremony of the academic year 2022-2023

Opening Ceremony for the 2022-2023 academic year at the Madrid-Princesa Campus of Nebrija University

Programas del curso 2022-2023