The purpose of the study is to examine how the Spanish teachers in secondary
schools consider culture and intercultural competencies. This study also makes
use of a sociocultural perspective that is in relation with the intercultural perspective
and puts its mark in the study. To support our research we used the qualitative
method, specifically, the semi-structured interview. Five Spanish language faculty
members stemming from various areas of the country were interviewed. As a
result of the questions presented we were able to conclude that teaching Spanish
and Latin American culture is a fundamental objective in Spanish language
classes. Another aspect that is worth highlighting in the data analysis is the
importance of intercultural education in order to avoid misunderstandings,
stereotypes, and cultural prejudices.
In order to obtain this objective it is necessary that the language teacher apply
different resources, strategies, and materials that will help activate and motivate
students' learning, comprehension and interactions with other cultures.