Salamanca Scholarship Programme


ILEP provides this language and culture immersion programme to Spain in partnership with the University of Salamanca. Teachers who gain a place will have the opportunity to improve their language skills by being immersed in the language and culture, through formal classes, various activities and a homestay in Salamanca. The programme will be tailored to the needs of New Zealand teachers with guidance from the ILEP National Adviser for Spanish.

Photos from the Salamanca programme

Salamanca Scholarship Programme 2017 - Applications have now closed.

To make any enquiries about the programme, please contact:

Cristóbal Gutiérrez Carrera, National Adviser for Spanish:

Jennifer Thomson, Intercultural Programmes Coordinator:


A Teacher's Experience

Marilyn Wilkie
HOF Languages, Wanganui High School
Salamanca Programme 2014

Read about Marilyn's experience


Further feedback from participants

"There are numerous examples where knowledge gained on the Salamanca Immersion programme has been effective and relevant for my teaching, such as teaching the future tense to senior students and grammar sessions which were very clear, comprehensive and relevant."

"Staying with my host provided me with the opportunity to see first-hand how Spanish people live and interact. I was lucky that my host was keen to talk with me, to answer my questions, to explain things I didn’t understand."

"In all our classes we had the chance to discuss how and why different language was used in different cultural contexts which helped me to develop a greater appreciation of how language and culture work together."

"The cultural tours were excellent and our guides told us much about the culture as well as the history of these towns and their people and the way that they lived and live now. Luckily we were also in Salamanca for two important festivals which gave us opportunity to see how these occasions were celebrated and explore the language and customs around them."