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XJTLU Spanish Extended Learning Courses

Teacher Training (Initiation Courses)

This course aims to provide a theoretical and practical framework for lesson planning in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, focusing on the implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the classroom.

In this course, students will examine and reflect on learning activities’ selection, lesson sequencing, time management, and general decision-making to achieve specific educational goals. Moreover, students will identify, adapt, and incorporate different ICTs into their lesson planning to create a technology-enhanced learning environment that fosters student engagement.

Download the course flyer (English version / Spanish version).


Anyone with a B2 level in Spanish or above, with little or no experience teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.


The course will be conducted in Spanish.


  • 30 hours (synchronous sessions)
  • July 4-15, 2022
  • Monday to Friday, from 10:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 14:30.


Students will receive a certificate of achievement if they complete a portfolio (minimum 80% of the tasks done in class) and attend 80% of the scheduled sessions.


This course combines theoretical and practical reflection on learning processes and strategies related to course planning and the integration of ICTs into the classroom.

In the sessions and workshops, participants will reflect on the main elements to consider when planning a class, such as analyzing, adapting, and sequencing activities appropriately to achieve specific learning objectives taking into account different students’ needs and interests. Different types of activities will be proposed to combine ICT with textbooks.

Classroom activities and tasks will be done cooperatively, promoting group dynamics and peer feedback, which will require the active and creative engagement of the participants.


This course will cover the following:

  • Importance and stages of lesson planning.
  • Activity sequencing.
  • Essential elements of planning such as presentation and practice of vocabulary and grammar, time management, and skills.
  • Use of ITCs to create and adapt teaching materials.
  • Reflection on the learning process.


Ms. Edith Aurrecoechea Montenegro

Ms. Edith Aurrecoechea has extensive experience teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and has been a teacher trainer since 2001. She has combined both practices in different institutions in Spain, Singapore, India, and China. In India, for instance, she worked at the Instituto Cervantes-New Delhi and collaborated in the creation and implementation of the Foreign Language Education course at the University of Delhi. She joined the XJTLU community in 2016 as a Spanish Lecturer, where she is currently the Professional Development and Training Manager at the Modern Language Centre.

Ms. Cristina García Sánchez

Ms. Cristina García Sánchez has been a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language in different institutions such as universities, colleges, and language schools in Spain, Ireland, and China. She is currently a Spanish Lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University since October 2020. She has extensive experience teaching general Spanish and Spanish courses for Business and Law. Moreover, she has trained teachers in Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Ireland, and Germany.


Hardware requirements:

  1. Laptop or desktop computer.
  2. Webcam.
  3. Microphone/headset. There are no specific requirements regarding microphones, but it is recommended to use a headset to increase the sound quality and minimize the background noise.


Other requirements:

  1. Current operating system (e.g., Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.7)
  2. Up-to-date internet browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
  3. Stable internet connection. DSL or Broadband access is recommended.
  4. Zhumu. The virtual classrooms will be hosted in the Zhumu video conferencing environment. To increase the user experience, it is recommended to download and install Zhumu on your computer (

Knowledge and skills

At the end of this course, students will:

  • recognize the importance of lesson planning when designing classes.
  • identify and analyze the different stages of lesson planning and their specific goals.
  • select and sequence activities coherently to reach a particular learning objective or student learning outcome.
  • select, adapt, and use ICTs to design learning activities, practice content, give feedback, or engage students as an alternative to the regular manual used in class.
  • design a lesson plan and analyze other classmates’ lesson plans.


  • Fees

  • Discounts

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the XJTLU online application system.


  • Application deadline: 27 June 2022.
  • Seats are limited to 15 participants. Consequently, if you are interested in this course is strongly recommended that you submit your application and make the payment as early as possible. Please note that your seat will not be reserved until you submit your application, your payment is processed, and you receive an email confirming that you have been admitted into the program.
  • If less than 8 participants register, this course might be cancelled (students will be notified by June 30th at the latest, and the reimbursement will be processed soon after).
  • Fees will not be reimbursed, except in extreme cases where participants are unable to attend the course due to serious accidents or illness.


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