BA honours Spanish

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Spanish

Year of entry

Our SKE Spanish courses are tailored to your individual subject knowledge needs, with the flexibility of studying for 8, 12, 16 or 20 weeks.

Courses are free for those eligible for funding (see 'Fees, Funding & Bursaries' section below).

The Spanish Subject Knowledge Enhancement course aims, through a blend of self-directed learning and online tutorials, to:

  • refresh, consolidate and improve your subject knowledge;
  • develop your language and conversation skills;
  • practise vocabulary and grammar;
  • promote independent learning, improve meta-cognitive skills and develop your ability to identify and address your own learning needs.

The course is designed to meet your subject knowledge needs. Study is flexible and can fit around your lifestyle and commitments.

The course is designed for:

  • Pre-Initial Teacher Training (ITT) applicants who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge.
  • Serving teachers who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge.
  • Anyone who would like to improve their subject knowledge. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

All the SKE course content is accessed online.

  • The course starts with an initial test to help identify your language level, followed by an online induction. Throughout the course, you participate in the weekly online tutorials and work through the online language activities.  At the end of the course, you take the final test to measure your progress.
  • You are expected to spend a minimum average of 25 hours a week working on the course.

Assessment

Successful completion of the course is measured through engagement with the course and progress in the course tests.

This is a non-credit bearing course.

Technical Requirements

You must have the following:

  • a desktop or laptop personal computer (Windows or Mac);
  • a reliable internet connection;
  • a headset with integral microphone and USB connection.

For further details: Full technical specifications (pdf)

Please note: If you do not have the equipment listed, you will need to purchase it as funding is not available for IT equipment.

The Spanish Subject Knowledge Enhancement course blends self-directed online learning with live videoconferences. It is delivered using an online interactive system which has an excellent international reputation. It uses adaptive software, releasing harder sessions when confidence is secured in sessions of parallel difficulty.

The course is taught up to Level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, but the focus is on language acquisition for everyday situations. Exercises in vocabulary and grammar are enhanced with voice recognition software. The software will enable you to adjust your accent and pronunciation in the context of everyday situations.

The weekly online live tutorials are scheduled in small groups with a tutor who is an experienced specialist in your study language and will help you expand your language skills. 

We are currently awaiting confirmation from the NCTL (National College for Teaching and Leadership) as to the funding and bursary arrangements for courses starting in 2017-18. We will update this page when these arrangements have been confirmed.

Fees

Applicants who do not meet the NCTL funding criteria will need to pay the tuition fee.  

The fees for 2017/18 will be confirmed as soon as possible.

  • 98% of our students feel they have made progress in their subject knowledge after completing the course.
  • 96% of students found the technology for the course easy to use.
  • 94% of students found the tutorials were helpful in progressing their development.
  • 94% of students found the course guidance clear and easy to follow.

(According to the CCCU SKE Student Evaluation Survey)

I embarked on my teaching career by first undertaking the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course with Canterbury Christ Church University. I really felt that I had achieved something so great in such a short space of time (8 weeks). The online resources were plentiful and gave me scope to develop ideas further. As I was abroad for more than half of the course I found no problem in accessing the resources and tutorials. I would recommend the SKE at CCCU to anyone who is thinking of becoming a teacher. Thank you to all the lecturers, tutors and support staff for making such an enjoyable and informative course.

Louis, SKE student

COHORT 1 START DATE: 20th January 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8th January 2018

Cohort 1
Start Date: 20/01/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 17/03/2018 PENDING
12 weeks 14/04/2018 PENDING
16 weeks 12/05/2018 PENDING
20 weeks 09/06/2018 PENDING

COHORT 2 START DATE: 17th February 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th February 2018

Cohort 2
Start Date: 17/02/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 14/04/2018 PENDING
12 weeks 12/05/2018 PENDING
16 weeks 09/06/2018 PENDING
20 weeks 07/07/2018 PENDING

COHORT 3 START DATE: 17th March 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th March 2018

Cohort 3
Start Date: 17/03/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks  12/05/2018 PENDING
12 weeks  09/06/2018 PENDING
16 weeks  07/07/2018 PENDING
20 weeks  04/08/2018 PENDING

COHORT 4 START DATE: 7th April 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19th March 2018

Cohort 4
Start Date: 07/04/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 02/06/2018 PENDING
12 weeks 30/06/2018 PENDING
16 weeks 28/07/2018 PENDING
20 weeks 25/08/2018 PENDING

COHORT 5 START DATE: 5th May 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23rd April 2018

Cohort 5
Start Date: 05/05/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 30/06/2018 PENDING
12 weeks 28/07/2018 PENDING
16 weeks 25/08/2018 PENDING

COHORT 6 START DATE: 2nd June 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21st May 2018

Cohort 6
Start Date: 02/06/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 28/07/2018 PENDING
12 weeks 25/08/2018 PENDING

COHORT 7 START DATE: 30th June 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 18th June 2018

Cohort 7
Start Date: 30/06/2018
Length End Date: Status
8 weeks 25/08/2018 PENDING

Applications for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course for the 2016/17 academic year are now closed. The application form for the SKE courses for 2017/18 will be posted here when available.

Fact file

Length

  • 8, 12, 16 or 20 weeks - full-time
    (25 hrs/wk minimum average)

    Course Dates

Entry requirements

  • Pre-ITT: You must have accepted a conditional offer of an ITT place where the conditions indicate an SKE course must be completed.

    Post-ITT (serving teachers): Places must be requested through a group of Teaching School Alliances (TSAs) that have secured the funding for courses this year. The TSA can then commission us to provide access to the SKE course materials.

    Other: We can provide our SKE courses to candidates who can't secure a free place but would still benefit from completing a course.

    Further information: Please contact us for further details.

Location

  • Online

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