ECELE Sevilla

The 7th ECELE conference will take place this year in Seville from the 14th to the 16th November. Heads of schools where Spanish is taught abroad will be meeting with representatives of FEDELE member schools.

The series of Conferences for Spanish Language Schools is a result of the commitment shown by FEDELETurespañaTurismo de SevillaDiputación Provincial de Sevilla and Turismo de Andalucía to the Spanish as a Foreign Language sector and the promotion and commercialisation of language stays abroad, with a different target group in mind: teachers in schools abroad where Spanish is taught.

The increase in Spanish as a third language (bearing in mind that English is the most popular second language worldwide) and its incorporation into state education in a great many countries means that Spanish teachers are well positioned to offer advice and guidelines to our schools.  Private Spanish schools are able to provide a very valuable addition to the standard language courses available abroad by offering complementary full-immersion programmes.

The conference includes a diverse programme of professional and cultural events:

Monday, 14th November
Arrival in Sevilla. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Plaza de Armas
18.30h: Legends of Sevilla, a walking tour of the city.
20.30h: Night visit to the Reales Alcázares with a cocktail in the salón de los Tapices.

Tuesday, 15th November
8.30 – 9.00h: Accreditation of schools.
9.00 – 9.30h: A welcome to the conference given by the collaborating institutions.
9.30 – 10.10h: Presentation Spanish in Spain.
9.30 – 9.45h: General presentation of Spanish courses in Spain – FEDELE.
9.45 – 10.10h: Accreditation System for Spanish as a Foreign Language Schools – Instituto Cervantes.
10.30-11.30h: Presentation of all participants.
11.30 -14.30h: Presentation of FEDELE schools.
15.30 -17.30h: Teacher training workshop.
19.30h: Transport to Carmona. Dinner at the Alcázar de Carmona.

Wednesday, 16th November
9.00 – 12.30h: Getting to know the FEDELE schools. Personal appointments with the Heads of Schools and academic staff.
12.30 -13.00h: Break for visiting the stands: raffle of grants and teaching material.
13.00 – 14.00h:  Getting to know the FEDELE schools
15.30 – 19.00h: A tour of Sevilla and visits to the schools.
20.30 – 22.30h: Walk and dinner at the Taberna de Alabardero with a flamenco workshop.

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