FPELE course

Get better job opportunities in Mexico and around the world by teaching Spanish to foreigners with our program at International House.

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What is the FPELE course?

The Training of Spanish Teachers as a Foreign Language (FPELE) is a course aimed at people without teaching experience to teach Spanish to foreigners.


Only centre with IH recognition and accreditation of the Cervantes Institute.

Meet one of our success stories


Meet Jocelyn, an FPELE student who can teach Spanish to foreigners, travel and learn from other cultures.

Why study the FPELE course at International House?

FPELE is an internationally recognized certificate. Foreign organisations and schools request it for Spanish teachers, thus opening new opportunities for students.


Certified teachers

All our teachers are certified with the FPELE and have a broad grasp of teaching methodology



Certified by International House and accredited by the Cervantes Institute



We provide professional practice opportunities to teach foreign students


Centres nationwide

We offer various locations for you to prepare for the FPELE certification

What skills will you develop?

Planning and management of foreign language classes in Spanish

Linguistic skills and analysis of teaching materials

Communication techniques and activities in order to teach Spanish

Skills development using group dynamics

Dates FPELE 2020 National (Live Online)

August 24 Oct 01 Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Intensive)
September 7th November 11th Monday to Friday from 5 to 8 pm (Extensive)
October 12 ° November 19th Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Intensive)
November 9 December 17 Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Intensive)
October 12 ° December 16 Monday to Friday from 5 to 8 pm (Extensive)

Who is this course for?

  • You do not need previous experience as it is an initial training course.
  • Be of legal age and have at least a preparatory / high school / upper secondary level of education.

+ 60

years in the market

+ 50


+ 160

schools worldwide

+ 5800

qualified teachers

FPELE course price


$25,200 MXN

Materials and the certificate are included in the course price

Download the FPELE syllabus

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Our teachers have a broad grasp of teaching methodology and are certified in the FPELE

César Sánchez Nava

IH Cuernavaca

Teacher Trainer

10 years of experience

Carmen Torres

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

15 years of experience

Eliberto Salinas

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

18 years of experience

Ricardo Fajardo

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

20 years of experience

Orlando Delgado Mata

IH Condesa

Director Teacher Trainer

17 years of experience

Miguel Sainz

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

6 years of experience

Talia Montaño

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

22 years of experience

Andrew Watson

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

25 years of experience

Liliana Sanchez

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

20 years of experience

Aprovecha nuestras promociones

IH Condesa

20% de descuento si te inscribes entre el 25 de agosto y el 7 de septiembre del 2019

IH Cuernavaca

Curso propedéutico sin costo si te inscribes antes del 25 de agosto del 2019

Frequently asked questions

Who is it for? Do I need to have experience as a teacher?

The course is for people with or without teaching experience who wish to acquire the necessary tools to give functional classes of Spanish to foreigners, without needing to know another language. This could be in Mexico or in another part of the world; update their teaching practice as a language teacher or create a Spanish department in their workplace.

What topics are taught in the FPELE?

  • Competence in communication
  • Language analysis
  • Intercultural competence
  • Language skills
  • Learning styles, representational systems and multiple types of intelligence
  • Evaluation
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Grammar
  • Classroom management
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Methods and teaching methodologies
  • Class planning
  • Technology for the Spanish classroom

What are the course objectives?

The course aims to train people with or without teaching experience that seek an international certification. It gives them the skills to select the appropriate methodology for each class; establish a criterion for the selection and adaptation of textbooks and authentic material; prepare evaluation activities; know the elements for the successful management of a class and the parts of planning so that they can make conscious choices when planning a class.

How do I pass the course?

To be able to pass, accredit and receive the final certificate of the FPELE, it is necessary that you comply with the minimum attendance of 80% of the total hours in the course; that is to say, you can only miss four classes.

Classes start promptly, and if you over 20 minutes late, you will be considered late.

The minimum passing grade of the course is 7 points.

At the beginning of the course we will review the evaluation percentage and answer any questions.

You will also need to cover the total cost of the course.

For this we invite you to read the Payment Plan section.

What does it includes included and not included in the total payment of the course?


  • 100% compliance with the total scheduled hours (140).
  • Provision of the FPELE work folder.
  • The use of the facilities (classrooms and patio) during the course schedule.


  • Additional topics that have not been laid out in the initial curriculum.
  • Additional classes to replace student absences.
  • Additional materials to the ones initially provided (photocopies, replacement of the folder due to student's loss, the materials of their practical classes).
  • Use of facilities outside the course schedule.
  • Printing of individual work and tasks, as well as the material required for presentations in front of the group.
  • Coffee breaks and the provision of food.

Can I pay by credit or debit card?

There is a credit card payment terminal at International House, and we accept all card types except American Express.