Taught course

Spanish Language Teaching

University of Roehampton · Department of Media, Culture and Language

Entry requirements

Students will need to have:

A good level of Spanish language and/or language teaching

A second class honours degree

Months of entry


Course content

Our unique programme in teaching Spanish as a foreign language allows you to gain a postgraduate degree whilst living in London. You will graduate with a deep knowledge of applied linguistics, and specifically of the nature of the Spanish language and how to teach it to foreign students. This course is ideal for both those who studied Spanish at undergraduate level, and those who have an undergraduate degree from a Spanish or Latin American university, whether you either want to develop your career as a language teacher or have graduated from a Spanish speaking university and want to improve your own English language skills abroad.

You will develop your professional expertise and knowledge based in Spanish language and linguistics, and have opportunities to practice teaching the language to non-speakers. You will learn the methodologies of language teaching, informed by research and current best-practice. There is also a strong Spanish culture element in the programme, and you will be encouraged to think about how to bring Spanish culture into the classroom, for example, how to harness a multicultural city like London to create a more dynamic learning experience for your students.

Whether you are using Spanish language teaching in your current career or you aim to make this a potential career, there will be opportunities throughout the course for you to critically reflect on issues of language. You will have the chance to consolidate your learning with hands on teaching experience either onsite at Roehampton or at another institution that teaches Spanish.

You will benefit from the University’s close relationship with the Instituto Cervantes, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture, and the resources and connections it offers.

You will be taught in both English and Spanish in workshops and seminars, whilst your dissertation can be in either language.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232