Competences

BASIC

GENERAL

SPECIFIC

BASIC

Basic competences

1

Students shall know how to apply the knowledge they have acquired and their problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments, within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.

2

Students shall be capable of internalizing knowledge and handling the complexity of forming opinions based on information which, while incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities associated with the application of their knowledge and opinions.

3

Students shall know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and underlying reasons that back them up to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear, unambiguous manner.

4

Students shall have the learning skills needed to continue studying in a way that is to be largely self-directed or autonomous.

GENERAL

General competences

1

Know how to communicate linguistic knowledge related to SFL orally and in written form.

2

Use virtual teaching tools applied to SFL. Access computerized data banks and bibliographic databases

3

Assess appropiate attitudes in students with regard to language learning (the positive use of mistakes, tolerance for ambiguity, multiculturalism).

4

Properly manage classes and take on different roles (transmitter, facilitator and mediator) according to the needs of the students.

5

Assess knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired by the students, according to the frameworks established by the EU (specifically, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in the different phases of the teaching-learning process.

6

Apply self-assessment, self-study and autonomy on the part of students through the use of briefcase and other tools.

SPECIFIC

Specific competences

1

Apply methods and current problems in the different areas of second language teaching, as well as research in applied linguistics

2

Be capable of differentiating perspectives of linguistic applied to the teaching of SFL

3

Relate procedures of everyday interaction within the Hispanic culture, having first identified their general characteristics, with the different functions fulfilled by language.

4

Relate functions of language with grammatical, lexical and phonetic contents.

5

Use appropiate procedure to make the grammatical structure of Spanish understood.

6

Know the details of the different approaches to the teaching-learning of Spanish as a second language and their implications for classroom practice

7

Communicate in oral and written form, using appropiate meta-language and terminology for the Spanish teaching profession, and in a way that is comprehensible to students.

8

Use suitable methodology to develop the different language skills: oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension and oral and written communication.

9

Plan SFL teaching units that incorporate the different skills.

10

Read research on second language teaching, synthesizing and cataloguing the information in a right manner.

11

Develop curriculum for SFL courses, in the areas of both general Spanish and Spanish for specific purposes.

12

Identify and use sources of information appropiately to conduct linguistic research.

13

Use new technologies, computer resources and the internet to create new materials for the teaching of Spanish and as a part of SFL teaching methodology.

14

Select, analyze and use text and materials that are close to the student's own direct experiences, as well as SFL teaching materials that are appropiate in terms of the level and type of students, their deficiencies and linguistic needs.

15

Organize complex linguistic information in a coherent manner.

16

Present and defend research results according to the commonly used procedures of the discipline.

17

Apply the acquired knowledge and put into practice their problem solving skills in relation to the teaching of Spanish.

18

Communicate their conclusions to students in a clear, unambiguous manner.

19

Be aware of the different perspectives on second language acquisition, topics of debate and the challenges for research and application that arise in this field.

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