PROGRAMS FOR SPANISH TEACHERS

Centro MundoLengua offers unique programs of the highest quality. 

On one hand, our AP® Spanish Language and Culture and our AP® Spanish Literature and Culture courses for Spanish teachers are the only programs of their type recognised by the College Board outside of the USA. The programs are taught by experienced teachers from the USA and facilitate a full revision for teachers on a linguistic and cultural level, as well as offering the chance for teachers to network and make new industry acquaintances from around the world. 

On the other hand, our teacher training programs delivered in conjunction with the University of Cadiz are recognized with an official certificate upon completion. 

Spanish teachers have the chance to participate in both programs free of charge if they come to Spain together with a group of their students who participate in other Centro MundoLengua programs.

Places on the workshops are extremely limited and the demand is high. We therefore recommend that you sign up as soon as possible in order to secure your place. The registration process is completed through College Board (Cvent). Please get in touch for more information. 

For the first two sessions, the deadline date for registration is the 31st of March. For the remainder of the sessions, it is the 30th of April. You can complete and manage the registration process directly on our website. 

If you travel together to Spain with a group of at least 6 students, you will be able to participate in the AP® Spanish teacher workshops (either in Madrid or in Seville) or the Spanish teacher training course (in Cadiz) for free. If you travel together with 10 students, you will receive an additional financial stipend to cover your travel costs while you and your students simultaneously participate in your respective programs. Get in touch for more details. 

Yes. Generally speaking, a non-refundable deposit of 80 € $150 per person is required to reserve a space on one of our programs. However, the amount can change depending on the program function. Please get in touch in order to clarify the deposit value in your specific case.

You will receive an automated message that confirms we have successfully received your registration. If you have not done so already, you should pay your program deposit at this stage. You must also provide us with a copy of your passport, a recent photograph and a travel itinerary in case you have chosen to stay with a host family during your program here in Spain.

First you must ensure that your passport will remain valid for the duration of your program, as well as sending us a copy of your passport along with a recent photograph of yourself. Afterwards, you must process your visa application if necessary. The next step is to search for return flights to and from Spain. Flights are not included in your program and neither will we make reservations on your behalf. When you have your full travel details and if you have chosen to stay with a host family here in Spain, you should forward your itinerary to us so that we can inform your host family of your time of arrival. 

If you eventually decide not to participate in a study program you have already registered for and wish to cancel, you have three options; confirming cancellation by email, filling out our withdrawal form available on our website or cancelling via the student portal. For more information concerning refunds, please consult our legal terms and conditions.

You are able to make any change to the contracted program you like as long as you notify Centro MundoLengua of the desired changes 30 days prior to the beginning of the program at the very latest, excluding personalized programs. In this case, please get in touch.

After having paid the deposit to reserve your space on the study program, the remaining amount should be paid in full up to 6 weeks before the program start date. If you complete the online registration within 6 weeks prior to the beginning of a study program, you must complete the payment for the program in full as soon as you receive confirmation of your participation from us. All associated bank charges must be covered by yourself.

In some cases we can offer flexible payment plans. Get in touch for more information about this possibility. 

Spanish teachers are able to benefit from scholarships offered by various entities: SCOLT, SWCOLT, Central States, California State Teachers Association, AATSP and ACTFL. They will cover the cost of tuition, study materials, accommodation with a local host family in a single room with full board (only available in Seville and Cadiz) and participation in an extracurricular activity program. They will not include the cost of flights, weekend excursions, credit recognition, health insurance or accommodation for our courses in Madrid.

The quickest and most convenient payment method we offer is debit/ credit card payment through our secure website. We also accept payment through PayPal, checks (made payable to Centro MundoLengua) and bank transfers. Remember that in order to confirm your participation in your study program, you must complete the deposit and pay the remaining balance at the latest 6 weeks before the start date of your program.

Our AP® programs for Spanish teachers include 30 hours of class, an official certificate from the College Board, class materials and an extracurricular activity program. In Seville you have the option to stay with a local host family for the duration of the program with full board. In Madrid, the program participant is responsible for finding their own accommodation. Our Spanish teacher training program in Cadiz also includes transfers to and from Jerez de la Frontera airport at the beginning and end of the program.

Firstly, don’t go overboard with your packing. For our programs at Centro MundoLengua, we advise bringing informal clothing without it appearing sloppy and neglected. Bear in mind that the daily Spanish dress sense is often more formal than just a combination of flip flops, a vest and a tie-dye t-shirt etc. Please be careful not to wear too short or revealing clothing during visits to some monuments and sites; places of worship will not grant you entry if you fail to dress appropriately.

Create a basic plan to mix and match essential items of clothing that you can simply use to add extra layers when it gets cold during the night and in the mornings. We advise you to bring at least one smart outfit (not too formal) that you can wear if you go out in the evenings.

  • Flight tickets.
  • Passport.
  • Cash (in Euros).
  • A rucksack for excursions.
  • A wallet or purse to carry money and some form of identification while in Spain.
  • Telephone.
  • A laptop computer. 
  • A bag for dirty and used clothing.
  • Comfortable day-to-day clothing and clothing for nighttime activities (don’t forget a pair of dark-coloured socks, a pair of light-coloured socks, underwear etc.).
  • Jacket or sweatshirt and clothing suitable for the cold.
  • Pyjamas and slippers (people don’t often walk around barefooted in their homes in Spain).
  • Bathing suit, beach towel and flip flops if your program takes place during summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Travel socket adaptor if you are travelling from outside of Europe.
  • An elegant outfit for evening activities (it doesn’t need to be too formal).
  • Sports clothing.
  • A good pair for shoes suitable for walking.
  • Sunscreen and after-sun.
  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and tooth paste, dental floss, shower gel, shampoo etc…). You can purchase them in Spain, but it is a good idea to bring some travel-size personal hygiene products.
  • An additional pair of glasses or contact lenses if you use them. You should also perhaps consider bringing a bottle of cleaning solution, as these sorts of products can often be very expensive in Spain.
  • If you are receiving or undergoing medical treatment, let us know so that we can help you in case of urgency. Bring enough medication to last for the whole program, particularly if you require a very specific brand. If you suffer from travel sickness, bring appropriate medication as we travel by coach to our excursions. All information concerning your medical history will be treated as confidential. 
  • A couple of hand towels if you use them. Bathroom furnishings in Spain often omit them.
  • Mosquito nets are not widely used in Spain. If you are severely allergic to mosquitos, you can bring an effective insect repellent for your skin, provided that using it does not have a negative reaction on your skin.
  • Material to read during the journey.
  • A small gift for your host family can be a nice touch. 
  • IMPORTANT: Include clothing for one of two days in your hand luggage just in case your luggage goes missing. All absolutely essential items should be kept within your hand luggage.

Check the standard voltage in your country and compare it to Spain. For example, American program participants will need a socket adaptor as well as a voltage converter, as the Spanish electrical system uses 220v, while the system in the USA only uses 110v.

If you have purchased accommodation with Centro MundoLengua, it will be available for you as of the Sunday preceding the beginning of your classes and will remain available until the Saturday following the end of your classes. It is possible to purchase additional days. Get in touch if you wish to do so. If you have not reserved accommodation with us, we recommend that you follow a similar schedule anyway; arrive on the Sunday prior to the beginning of classes in order to have a good number of hours to adjust to your new surroundings, and leave on the Saturday following the end of your classes.

If you travel together with a group of your students, airport transfers are included. If you travel alone to participate in one of Centro MundoLengua’s programs, we encourage you to plan your movements in advance. You can travel using a taxi or via an app (such as Uber or Cabify) more cheaply than you can with a private transfer.

  • Seville. The airport is situated around 15-20 minutes in car from the city center. There is only one terminal, meaning that all arrivals pass through the same gate. The easiest option is to get a taxi: all operate a fixed tariff from the airport to the first stop en route to the inner city, though the ultimate price can be dependent on additional items of luggage, whether or not you are travelling during the night hours etc. You should expect to pay roughly 25-30 Euros. Leaving a tip is not necessary or expected. There is also a bus service to the city center with several stops along the way. A single ticket costs only 4 Euros, and you can of course catch a taxi to your absolute destination after getting off at the bus stop.
  • Madrid. The airport is situated around 25-30 minutes in car from the city center. You have multiple transport options: taxi, local rail network, the metro or the bus. The taxi service has a fixed tariff of 30 Euros for journeys to any point within the area marked out by the M-30 ring road (the city center).

  • Seville. The Andalusian capital only has one long-distance train station, which is Santa Justa. Its location is very central and is connected to the rest of the city via a local rail network and an urban bus network. The easiest thing to do is to take a taxi to your destination; it will be a short journey that will likely cost no more than 10 Euros.
  • Madrid. There are two main train stations; Atocha and Chamartín. Both are connected to the rest of the city via a local rail network and the metro system. There are also taxi ranks outside of both train stations.

  • Seville. There are two main bus stations; the Plaza de Armas and the Prado de San Sebastián. Both feature a taxi rank and stops for the urban bus network, and the Prado de San Sebastián is also connected with the rest of the city by metro and tram.
  • Madrid. The Estación Sur de Autobuses (also known as Méndez Álvaro) is the main bus terminal for the capital of Spain. It is connected to the rest of the city by bus, metro and the local rail network. It also has a taxi rank outside.

The deadline for registration for the Spanish Teacher Training program in Cadiz is the 31st of March for the first two sessions and the 30th of April for the third session. The programs take place from the end of June through to mid-August. 

You will land at Jerez de la Frontera airport and a member of the Centro MundoLengua team will meet you there and transport you to Cadiz. We will contact you 48 hours before in order to give you the pickup details. This service is included in the price of the program. 

Generally speaking, they are teachers that teach in American schools around the world. You will meet teachers not just from the USA, but also from Israel, South Korea etc. Many will most likely already have some experience with the preparation of Advanced Placement® exams, but there are frequently many participants who have not yet accumulated any practical experience.

The sessions will take place in our own facilities or in those of one of our partner organizations. They are all air-conditioned, well lit, feature projectors and have internet access. Furthermore, they are located in central locations within their respective cities. The exact address will be shared with you when your registration is successfully completed.

We at Centro MundoLengua have the fortune to work with some of the very best and most experienced College Board instructors. Ken Stewart from the Chapel Hill institute has collaborated with us from the beginning. We have also worked with Laura Zinke from Arizona, María Vázquez from New Jersey, Sue Stites from North Carolina and Maritza Sloan from Missouri. Get in touch with us to find out who will be the instructor of your session.

The College Board materials are included.

Participants that pass the program will receive an official certificate from the College Board with a total number of AP® study hours.

We will give each participant an application form on the first day of class for credits from the University of California in Riverside with whom we have a formal agreement. The price of these 5.0 quarterly credits (3 half-yearly hours) is normally around 325-350 US$ in total. Payment can be made via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or by a personal check. There is additional work to be completed if you choose to apply for these credits. The instructors will inform you of what is expected of you in this case.

In Seville, Centro MundoLengua has an open study room in our facility that you can use to study in if you desire. This will not be an option in Madrid. 

Participants in our Spanish teacher training program come from all over the world. Some are very experienced, some are beginners. Our practical teacher training courses are intended for those who wish to teach Spanish in the near future in spite of not having existing experience in the field (basic level), for Spanish teachers with basic teacher training and a few years of experience (advanced level) and for Spanish teachers with extensive experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language (superior level).

Our Spanish teacher training course takes place on the campus of the University of Cadiz in the south of Spain. Cadiz is the ideal city for a Spanish-as-a-foreign-language teaching course, thanks to its incredible culture, architecture, history and status as the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe. In Cadiz, participants can:

  • Revel in the varied flavors in the countless tapas bars across the city.
  • Discover the diverse delights of Cadiz’s food market as you wander from stall to stall pricing up the best seafood, fruits and gourmet products in Spain.
  • Soak up the sun down on one of the city’s numerous white-sand urban beaches.
  • Chat with the friendly locals famed for their kindness and hospitality. 

All teachers are accredited educators at the University of Cadiz. 

Yes. 

Yes, from the University of Cadiz.

It is possible to receive credits on this course. Get in touch with us for more information. 

Yes, you will be able to use the library at the UCA, but you will not be able to borrow books on loan.

We will make a final revision of the program upon your arrival, but get ready to dive straight into Spain’s rich history and emerge the other side with thousands of new ideas for your students. Our activity program is one of the more enjoyable extras we offer on our courses, and is something that is not usually offered on other Spanish teacher training courses. This course doesn’t just take place in the classroom, but also in the streets along with all the locals you meet.

You will have the weekends free that you can use to travel as you like. This provides an excellent opportunity to see more of Andalusia, the south of Portugal and Lisbon, Morocco, Barcelona, Valencia etc. The possibilities are endless, given that the cities where our courses take place are very well connected. Teachers that travel with students have the option to join us on the excursions that we organize for them.

Entry to the tourist attractions that we visit is included, meaning you will not need to pay more money. However, we do offer optional activities that you can participate in for an additional fee. If the teacher wishes to travel to Spain with a partner, this could result in an increase in the price of some of the activities. Get in touch beforehand for more details.

Yes. In Cadiz, full-board accommodation with a local host family is included. In Seville, you can choose to add it to your package for an additional fee. In Madrid, we do not offer this as a possibility.

We are very lucky here at Centro MundoLengua. We work with a range of families that are specially selected by our team, and we boast a huge amount of experience when it comes to hosting students; we have being doing this consistently since 2005! Our housing director personally visits every house and interviews each family member, while also developing a dossier of the feedback of students on our programs that have already stayed with the host family on previous programs. 

Prospective new host families get in touch with the housing director for an initial interview. After this first stage, our housing director visits the property to assess the living conditions and to take photographs, as well as meeting and speaking to the entire family that resides at the property. If our quality standards are met, the family will be invited for a final interview. If both parties are satisfied at this stage, the family will sign an agreement that stipulates the host family guidelines so that the homestay is satisfactory for both students and for ourselves. The homes of our host families are visited every two years from the day of our first visit in order to ensure that our standards are continuously being met.

Furthermore, we constantly evaluate our host families and respond to the feedback that we receive from students who stay with them, removing host families from our homestay system when necessary on a case-by-case basis. 

The accommodation provided by Centro MundoLengua will never be more than 15 minutes away from the school on foot. 

If your desire to change your homestay is justified, yes. Once your intention has been communicated and once we ensure that it is not just a case of misunderstanding, our housing director will look for a new host family that matches your needs. As soon as we can find one, the housing director will inform you and organize the change, together with a representative of Centro MundoLengua to assist you. You will pack your suitcase, return the house keys to the host family and move to your new homestay accompanied by a member of our team. You will not be left alone for any moment during this process. 

No. Participants in our programs for Spanish teachers will always be given an individual room in our family homestays. Other adults on your program may be staying in the same homestay as you, but you will not be sharing a bedroom. 

This program only includes the homestay accommodation option. If you would prefer a different type of accommodation, we can supply any information required, but you will not be able to manage the process through us.

You should follow the house rules, look after the house keys, not damage the property, respect the family and their timetables and use electricity and gas responsibly.

The main thing is that you come with an open mind. Make an effort to speak Spanish and enjoy the good home cooked Spanish food. Be inquisitive but don’t be afraid to ask questions; your host family will thank you for showing interest in their lives.

International calls are not a problem. As you probably know, you can use telephone applications to contact your family using a wifi connection at no extra cost. No matter what, remember not to use your phone’s data and instead connect to a local wifi network.

In case you need to make a conventional telephone call, it is advisable to do so with a prepaid card from a Spanish company. The majority offer vouchers with a series of minutes per month at a very affordable price.

The vast majority do. Homes in Spain that do not have wireless internet access are rare.

For small amounts and purchases made in small businesses, yes. In your country of origin you can exchange your local currency for Euros at a better rate than you will be able to get in Spain, even though the entity you use may take a couple days to process the exchange. Think ahead and consider how much money you will need to bring to Spain. Between 100 and 200 Euros per week is normally more than enough. In any case, the majority of goods and services can be purchased with a credit or debit card in Spain. Bear in mind that your bank may charge a commission for activity conducted abroad.

Our programs are delivered in safe cities. We have hosted many students and not once has anything truly serious happened. The cities in which we operate are tourist-friendly and the local authorities do a great job of guaranteeing a safe environment for everybody. Late in the evening when the temperatures cool during the hottest times of the year, everybody goes out into the streets to socialize, to go to the cinema, to share some food and drink with friends…. Because of this, you can always count on there being a large number of people walking around the peaceful streets until the small hours of the early morning, families with small children included. The only thing that we advise is that you take care of your belongings in areas filled with people in order to avoid theft and pickpocketing. This is not common and you shouldn’t worry, but please remain alert and vigilant.

You will be given the number of an emergency contact from Centro MundoLengua. If there is a legitimate and immediate danger to your state of wellbeing, you can call the number 112 without charge in Spain.

No, but you are able to purchase health insurance with us for an additional fee if you like. 

It covers hospital fees, medical treatment and transport for up to 60,000 euros per illness or injury during your program in Spain. Likewise it also covers transport, food and accommodation for up to and including 10 days for one of your relatives in case you contract an illness that puts your life at risk or in case you suffer an injury that requires hospitalization. Get in touch for more information.

Of course. In addition to the photos you and your friends take, we have an internal photographer at Centro MundoLengua that will accompany you to some of the activities. We will normally send you all images taken of your group approximately one week after the program concludes. If you have any special interest in a specific image (i.e. a photo of yourself in a certain landmark), feel free to communicate such a request to a member of the Centro MundoLengua team. 

Get in touch and we will inform you of the benefits that we reserve for our most loyal students. 

Get in touch with us to give us more details about your situation; we can offer you a personalized program so that your students can get the most out of the experience. 

At Centro MundoLengua we work with teachers who share their experiences with us with other instructors who are interested in coming to Spain. If you would like to work with us to organize future study abroad trips or other courses in Spain with your students after you have completed your program, let us know and we will inform you of the benefits and rewards you could potentially obtain.

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