Colegio de España

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Profesores de ELE
Colegio de España

Spanish Courses in Salamanca

Founded in 1973, the Colegio de España is a reference centre in Salamanca and all over the world to learn the Spanish language.

At the Colegio de España we offer more than twenty different courses, six levels of language and we also offer the possibility to adapt your courses or design them according to your needs so that you can study Spanish in any circumstance.

The Colegio de España team is made up of professionals with more than 30 years of experience in teaching Spanish, and stands out for its familiar, close and personalized attention to each student.

All our teachers are native speakers and have a university degree in Linguistics and Humanities with an experience of more than 15 years. Moreover they have a specific training in Spanish Language Teaching.

Our main objective is that you fall in love with our language, our culture and our city, and that the Colegio de España becomes a new home for you.

You’re the most important thing to us.

Colegio de España

Spanish Courses in Salamanca

The Colegio de España team is made up of professionals with more than 30 years of experience in teaching Spanish, and stands out for its familiar, close and personalized attention to each student.

All our teachers are native speakers and have a university degree in Linguistics and Humanities with an experience of more than 20 years. Moreover they have a specific training in Spanish Language Teaching.

Our main objective is that you fall in love with our language, our culture and our city, and that the Colegio de España becomes a new home for you.

You’re the most important thing to us.

Profesores de ELE

What sets us apart from other schools?

Pioneers in teaching Spanish

We are a reference centre with more than 45 years of experience.

Spectacular location

Inside a 17th Century historical building at two minutes from the famous "Plaza Mayor".

Small groups

With an average of 7-8 students per class (maximum 12).

Qualified native teachers

With more than 20 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Dynamic and participative classes

You will learn and practice the language in an entertaining and effective way.

Fast processing and no registration fee

Easy registration, accommodation, etc. without any complications.

Familiar atmosphere and personalized attention

Our main objective is to make you feel at home.

Extracurricular activities

A wide range of cultural, gastronomic and sport activities, etc.

We are accredited

Colegio de España centro Acreditado

We are an Accredited Centre by the Cervantes Institute, which guarantees that our school complies with the conditions set out by the Accreditation System of the Centres of the Cervantes Institute, the only accreditation on international level for Spanish Language Teaching.

We are an Official Examination Centre for the DELE Examinations. The teachers of our DELE courses are certified as official examiners by the Cervantes Institute. You can prepare and take the exam with us.

We are authorized by the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid to realize different exams: Spanish for Business, Spanish for Tourism or Spanish for Health Sciences.

Our students

If there's one thing that stands out about the Colegio de España, it's our students. Thanks to them, today we are who we are and we love being able to continue growing with each experience they give us. We form a great family!

Our students

If there's one thing that stands out about the Colegio de España, it's our students. Thanks to them, today we are who we are and we love being able to continue growing with each experience they give us. We form a great family!

Our Team

profesor de español

Mª Teresa González

I have a degree in Geography and History, specialising in Art History from the University of Salamanca, where I also took PhD Courses. I have been working as a teacher at the Colegio de España since 1983 and, since 2005, I am the director of the centre. In addition to teaching ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language), I have taught Spanish Geography in the International Secretariat courses of the Colegio de España, although currently my teaching focuses on the courses of History and Art History of Spain and Hispanic America and Traditions of Spain and Hispanic America. In addition to organizing and planning city visits and trips, I prepare all the related teaching material to those and accompany the students as a teacher during these activities.

Throughout these years, I have taken different specialized courses in ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language), History and History of Art and Ethnography of Spain, organized by the Cervantes Institute, the University of León, the University of Salamanca, etc., among which it is worth mentioning:
- Methodology course for teaching Spanish: theory and practice.
- The strategic component in the learning of Spanish as a second language.
- Grammar analysis course.
- Evaluation of Spanish as a foreign language.
- Communication and interaction in class of Spanish as a foreign language.
- The importance of image in communication.
- History of music.
- Today's Spanish art: analysis and didactics.

Together with José Luis de Celis, I am the co-author of the artistic guide 'Salamanca, Patrimonio de la Humanidad' and author of several didactic materials: 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios. Nivel B1', and the notebooks 'Historia de España’, 'Historia del arte español', 'Historia de España contemporánea a través del arte' and 'Tradiciones de España'. Since 2006, I have collaborated closely with the Cultural Institution 'Alfonso X, el Sabio' in Salamanca in organizing its activity program and cultural trips.

Aprender español

Yeilin González

I'm a Senior Technician in Bilingual Secretariat and have a degree in Digital Marketing.
In 2008 I began my career as manager of the Colegio de España, from which I have not disassociated myself for a single moment.
I speak Spanish and English.
As a complement to my professional training I have done several courses among which:

-Marketing techniques.
-Computer applications for graphic design.
-Online marketing for Spanish language centres.
-Administration and management of companies.
-Master of Digital Marketing (Community Manager, WordPress, official certification of Google Adwords, Seo, Digital Contents, official certification of Google Analytics).
-Photoshop course.
-English courses at various levels.

profesor de español

Blanca Marcos

I have a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca, specialising in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE). I am currently the academic coordinator and head of studies at the Colegio de España. In addition to my work as an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 1987, I teach Spanish Grammar, Didactics and Methodology of teaching Spanish to teachers, both from high schools or universities from all over the world. I am the teacher responsible for the administration and management of the DELE exams, which as a teaching centre accredited by the Cervantes Institute are held at the Colegio de España. In addition to the classes for the DELE preparation courses, I am in charge of their design and programming, as I am accredited by the Cervantes Institute as an official examiner and preparer.
I have participated in different courses organized by the Centre of Teachers and Resources of the Junta of Castile and León, the Cervantes Institute, the University of Salamanca, etc.; congresses, workshops, meetings and training and specialization sessions for teachers of Spanish, among which it is worth mentioning:

- DELE examiner training and accreditation course.
- Evaluation of Spanish as a foreign language.
- SACIC: self-evaluation and development of improvement plans.
- The Study of Spanish.
- Grammar analysis.
- Group dynamics and cooperative learning.
- Practical workshop to improve teaching quality: Class planning: from theory to practice.
- Computer applications in the teaching of Spanish language and literature.
- Sociolinguistic adaptation.

I have collaborated in the creation of several materials and manuals dedicated to learning Spanish: co-author with Professor Covadonga Llorente Vigil of the books 'Los Verbos Españoles' and 'Manual de Ortografía española', author of the 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios de Preparación al DELE’ and co-author of the 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios. Nivel B2' and 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios. Nivel C1'.

Profesor de español

Rosa Mª Casillas

I have a degree in Teaching at E.G.B. (Enseñanza General Básica) and a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences from the University of Salamanca. I have been an ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) teacher at the College since 1989. I have been academic coordinator of the International Summer Courses of the Colegio de España from 1991 to 1996, and of the International Secretariat Courses from 1991 to 1994. In addition to my teaching activity as an ELE teacher, I am an accredited examiner and preparer for the DELE exams by the Cervantes Institute.

I have taken numerous specialization courses in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, understanding and treatment of the educational context and other subjects related to the field of education and psychology organized by the Cervantes Institute, the University of Salamanca, the Spanish Confederation of Teaching Centres, etc.:

- Communication and interaction in Spanish as a foreign language.
- Active learning of grammar.
- Evaluation of Spanish as a foreign language.
- Exploitation of didactic resources in the language classroom.
- The importance of image in communication.
- Group dynamics in the Spanish classroom.
- Spanish for professional use: didactics and evaluation.
- The strategic component in the learning of Spanish as a second language.
- Sociolinguistic adaptation: attention to foreign students.

I have collaborated in the elaboration of materials of the Colegio de España and I am co-author of: 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios Niveles B2 y C1'.

profesor de español

Carmen Pérez

I have a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca and I have been working as a teacher of Spanish as an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 1990. In addition to my teaching work as an ELE teacher, I teach Spanish and Hispanic American Culture and DELE Preparation Courses, as I am an examiner and preparer for DELE exams, accredited by the Cervantes Institute. I coordinated the prestigious literary and cultural magazine 'Cuadernos del Lazarillo' from 1992 to 2010.

Throughout my professional career I have attended several courses and congresses on teaching and everything related to the world of Spanish organized by the Cervantes Institute, the University of Salamanca, the Spanish Confederation of Teaching Centres, etc. as:

- Intercomprehension: a new way of teaching languages.
- Communication and interaction in the classroom of Spanish as a foreign language.
- International Congress on Spanish as a value and resource, tourist and economic.
- Active learning of grammar.
- The teaching of grammar in the ELE classroom. Specific problems for non-native speakers.
- Assessment in Spanish as a foreign language class.
- Exploitation of didactic resources in the language classroom.

I have collaborated in the elaboration of materials of the Colegio de España and I am the author of the 'Cuaderno de Ejercicios. Nivel A2'.

profesor de español

Ascensión Ruiz (Chona)

I have a degree in Geography and History, specialising in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Diploma in Theological History of Art from the Pontifical University of Salamanca. I took the PhD Courses at the University of Salamanca. I have been an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 1987, where I have also taught Spanish and Hispanic American History and collaborated as a teacher on city visits and trips organized by the school.

I have taken several specialization courses and participated in congresses and conferences, all of them related to the teaching of Spanish, given by the Centre of Teachers and Resources of the Junta of Castile and León, by the Cervantes Institute and the University of Salamanca, by the Spanish Federation of Teaching Centres, etc. as:

- Grammar analysis.
- Spanish for professional use: didactic and evaluation.
- The importance of image in communication.
- Communication and interaction in the classroom of Spanish as a foreign language.
- The evaluation of Spanish as a foreign language.
- New approaches in the teaching of grammar and vocabulary.
- Keys for the understanding and treatment of ADHD in the educational context.
- Practical workshop to improve teaching quality: Class planning: from theory to practice and vice versa.

I have also carried out research work granted through scholarships from the Ministry of Culture. I also directed the cataloguing works of the Archives of the “Salón y Museo de Arte de Soria”. I am the author of the ‘Cuaderno de Ejercicios. Nivel A1’ and the ‘Cuaderno de recursos didácticos de Historia de España del siglo XV al XX’. I have published articles in local and national newspapers and in the prestigious cultural magazine published by the Colegio de España: 'Cuadernos del Lazarillo'.

profesor de español

Covadonga Llorente

I have a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca, specialising in teaching Spanish to foreign students as well as training foreign teachers of Spanish. In addition to my work as an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 1986, I have taught a course at the VII Brazilian Congress for Spanish Teachers, held in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), a course aimed at Spanish teachers at the Brazilian Cultural Center - Spain of Curitiba (Brazil) and a conversation course for students at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Brazil). I have participated in the XIV Practical Meeting of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Barcelona, in the International Congress 'The Study of Spanish' in Salamanca, in the VII Brazilian Congress for Spanish Teachers in Curitiba (Brazil) and in the III International Spanish Congress in Salamanca.

I have taken several specialization courses given by the Centre of Teachers and Resources of the Junta of Castile and León, by the Cervantes Institute, by the University of Salamanca, etc. as:

- The evaluation of Spanish as a foreign language.
- The strategic component in the learning of Spanish as a second language.
- Grammar analysis.
- Computer applications in the teaching of Language and Literature.
- The importance of image in communication.
- Communication and interaction in the classroom of Spanish as a foreign language.
- Active learning of grammar.
- Professional development of ELE teachers. How to carry out an action research project.

I am the author of ‘Las perífrasis verbales‘ and co-author of ‘Los Verbos Españoles’, ‘Ser y estar. Verbos atributivos del español’, ‘Manual de Ortografía española‘(published by the Colegio de España). I have also collaborated in the elaboration of the ‘Cuaderno de Ejercicios B1 y B2‘ used in the courses of the Colegio de España.

Profesor de Español

Nieves García

I have a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences-Pedagogy, Special Education, School Counselor and Professional Guidance from the University of Salamanca. I have been an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 1993, I have been coordinator of different International Summer Courses at ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) - High School.

I have also carried out support and orientation activities for students from different American universities (Massachusetts University, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut University). In addition, I have collaborated in extracurricular activities such as trips and visits to the city.

I have attended training and improvement courses for Spanish teachers organized by the Cervantes Institute, the University of Salamanca, the Pontifical University of Salamanca, etc. as:

- The teaching of grammar in the ELE classroom. Specific problems for non-native speakers.
- Active learning of grammar.

Profesora de ELE y examinadora DELE

María Lavín

I have a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca and I have been working as an ELE teacher at the Colegio de España since 2003. In addition to my teaching work as a Spanish teacher, I give classes in Didactics and Methodology of teaching Spanish to teachers and Spanish and Hispanic American Literature in the courses of Hispanic Studies.

I am also a preparer and examiner of the DELE exams accredited by the Cervantes Institute. I have participated in different courses organized by the University of Salamanca, Menéndez Pelayo International University, the Spanish General Library Society (SGEL), the Official School of Languages of Salamanca, etc: congresses, workshops, meetings... among which it is worth mentioning:

- From the class manual to the screen: A new orientation of the student's gaze. ICT: Interactive digital material and other resources.
- Internet for educators: Sources and didactic resources.
- Didactic Programming: The didactic unit as the basis for programming in the classroom.
- The creation of the character in the novel.
- Didactic and methodological training for ELE teachers.
- Balance in Literature in the 20th century.
- What we call art (The aesthetic criterion).
- Rhetoric as a communication tool.

Profesor de español

Manuela Pena

I have a degree in Teaching from E.G.B. (1985-1988) and a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences (School and professional counselor / Special Education) at the University of Salamanca (1988-1992). I was pedagogical adviser at Everest Publishing House (Salamanca) (1996-2000).

I have been an ELE teacher since 1995. In the period from 2010 to 2013 I taught courses in Commercial and Business Spanish, an activity that I continue to carry out when required by students, for which I prepared the workbook ‘Español Comercial y de los Negocios'. I have participated in activities with the students of ELE: visits to the city, museums, trips to different localities of the community.

Further training:

- Course for the training of teachers as a foreign language (Cervantes Institute).
- Course on Quality Law and Teaching Function (IUCE: University Institute of Education Sciences).
- Course on Quality Law: New Educational Perspectives (IUCE).
- Course on teaching function at levels prior to university (IUCE).
- Teacher training course in study procedures and techniques (CSI.nCSIF).
- Course on Actors in rural and cultural tourism in Junta of Castile and León (FECITCAL, Salamanca).
- Braille Reading and Writing Course (ONCE, Salamanca).

Profesionales en la enseñana ELE

Ana Belén Rodríguez

I'm a Senior Technician in Bilingual Secretarial of Management and a diploma in Primary Education from the University of Salamanca with linguistic accreditation for teaching the English language.

I have been working in the Administration Department of the Colegio de España since 2012 and most of my professional life has been related to students of Spanish, although I have also worked in other sectors, such as a local newspaper or a pharmaceutical laboratory. I speak Spanish and English and have a basic knowledge of French.

I have taken several courses and training days, given by different organizations and companies, such as:

- Customer service days.
- First aid course.
- Access and Excel course.
- Implementation of the new Data Protection Law.
- Accounting and management computer applications.
- Introduction to sign language.
- Education and Multiculturality.
- Emotional intelligence and social skills.

Profesionales en la enseñanza ELE

Sophie L'Enfant

I have a degree in English-Spanish Translation from VLEKHO University in Brussels. I have been working at the Colegio de España since 2000 carrying out administrative tasks (enrolment, direct contact with students, accounting, etc.). My mother tongue is Dutch, but I am fluent in English, French and a little bit of German.

I have taken several training courses and workshops, given by different organizations, such as:

- Management of time, resources and facilities.
- Screens and data visualization.
- SACIC: Self-evaluation and development of improvement plans.
- Web Marketing and Electronic Commerce.
- Practical workshop to improve academic management.

 

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Experiences

He estudiado en Colegio de España casi 8 meses, ¡pasé un tiempo tan bueno allá! Los profesores son muy simpáticos y buenos, también me gusta su forma de enseñar.

Lisa

Los maestros y personal de Colegio de España son la gente más amable y paciente del mundo. Aprendí mucho en este colegio y lo recomiendo para todos.

Cynthia

Gran experiencia: buena enseñanza en la magnífica e histórica Salamanca, donde se habla el mejor español.

Matti Mikkonen

¡Me encantó Salamanca! Definitivamente uno de mis mejores viajes. Los mejores profesores que te hacen sentir como en casa.

Lara Aref

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