The MELE program is designed with four unique features that distinguish it from similar programs:
1. Real teaching experience. Teaching at university level from the beginning of the master’s program (600 hours total): 150 hours of in-class university teaching, and direct responsibility for at least three different groups/courses over the 10-month program.
2. Being part of the team. Professional Development at the Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (ILCE) by participating in faculty meetings, coordinating courses and proficiency exams, and applying principles and ideas from graduate courses to professional life in ELE. This includes research projects, ELE assessments, teaching classes, program organization, co-curricular activities, and ILCE meetings.
3. Small graduate cohort and personalized mentorship: Each master’s class accepts a limited number of students (between 7-14) creating a small learning community. Each student receives a mentor for the classes they teach, an academic advisor for MELE questions/issues, and a supervisor for the MA thesis. Each teacher-in-training in MELE receives constant support, tutoring, and continuous monitoring from ILCE professors/mentors through weekly support meetings.
4. True global focus: More than 10 professors are visiting professors from the best universities in America, Asia, and Europe. You will receive professional perspectives from around the world, and you will teach Spanish to students from all over the world.
Applicants must apply for admission to both Fulbright and the Master's degree program in Spanish Second Language Teachinng (MELE: Máster en Enseñanza de Español Lengua Extranjera) at the Universidad de Navarra.
- One award is available to pursue a full-time Master's degree in Spanish Second Language Teachinng (MELE: Máster en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera) at the Universidad de Navarra.
Deadline for submission
- From Mar 31, 2020 to Oct 13, 2020
- Philology, Modern Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Translation, Journalism, History, Humanities, Law, Economics, Education, and other degrees in the humanities or education.
- United States citizenship
- Advanced Spanish: C1 in the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for Languages or Superior Proficiency in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
- Others as stated on the IIE website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants and https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedprogram/390
- Others as stated on the MELE wesbite: https://www.unav.edu/web/master-en-ensenanza-de-espanol-como-lengua-extranjera
Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible to apply.
- Please refer to the IIE (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants) and the Universidad de Navarra's MELE (https://www.unav.edu/web/master-en-ensenanza-de-espanol-como-lengua-extranjera) websites.
- Grant Duration
- 10 months.
- Grant Period
- Grantees may only join in the September 2021 intake.
- Grant Benefits
- These amounts are for reference only and might be adjusted:
- Tuition Fees,
- 1100€ travel expenses,
- 1000€ monthly maintenance,
- 200€ relocation,
- Up to 500€ project-related expenses,
- Health benefit plan of up to $100,000 per accident or sickness
- In the U.S.
- Additional Information
- Applications must be submitted through the IIE and Universidad de Navarra websites.
The main contact during the application process is IIE: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/contact-us.