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Spanish for speakers of other languages

The mission of the European University of the Atlantic in relation to teaching Spanish as a foreign language consists in:

  • Consolidating and developing Spanish courses that integrate all the levels described in the CEFR,
    thereby meeting the needs of students.
  • Promoting an action-oriented methodology that develops not only communicative skills, but also a
    student’s general skills as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    (CEFR): knowing how to know, knowing how to be, knowing how to do, knowing how to learn.
  • Creating a friendly teaching environment through cooperative work, as well as developing intercultural
    activities, integrating new technologies, and enhancing the value of Spanish varieties.
  • Strengthening teaching evaluation tools and feedback from our students.
  • Encouraging methodologies and linguistic intercomprehension processes between Spanish and Portuguese
    speakers, as well as knowledge of their respective cultures.
  • Consolidating and promoting the professional and academic growth of teachers as a fundamental strategy
    in improving the teaching and learning process.

Furthermore, the university has outlined a series of strategic lines of action aimed at consolidating the educational offer in Spanish, as well as achieving the following objectives:

  • To become an international benchmark of excellence and quality in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language by managing certification systems and the training of teachers and research projects related to this area.
  • To become an international benchmark in the Iberophony area in the dissemination of reciprocal knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding cultures.
  • To become a member in the network of centers accredited by the Instituto Cervantes.
  • To become an examination center for the official diploma of Spanish as a foreign language (DELE, diploma oficial de español lengua extranjera).
  • To consolidate and broaden agreements with foreign universities.
  • To renew strategic alliances with other Spanish teaching centers that enable us to continue expanding the network and establishing new agreements to facilitate student and teacher mobility.
  • To promote specialized meeting points through congresses, faculty meetings, lectures, publications, internship exchanges, etc.

Learn about our courses

Methodology and activities


In ELE classes, we follow a communicative and interactive methodology, adapt to the learning necessities of the students, and work on the contents, competencies, language skills and intercultural reflection in a dynamic and integrated manner consistent with the MCERL.


We organize free extracurricular activities to promote the integration of students and cultural enrichment: sports, language and cultural exchange, among others.