Since 2003, there has been a collaboration agreement between FEDELE and Instituto Cervantes, whose purpose is the promotion and universal dissemination of the Spanish language, and where FEDELE is recognized as a business representative in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language sector given its territorial implementation.
Some of the collaborations to stand out are:
Actions aimed at teacher training
Actions aimed at improving the teaching quality of the centers
Actions aimed at promoting the courses offered in Spain
Actions aimed at the promotion of the Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) and the constitutional and sociocultural knowledge test (CCSE test)
Establishment of new areas of cooperation
Since 2008, FEDELE has been collaborating with TURESPAÑA, a public body attached to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism through the State Secretariat of Tourism, responsible of the promotion of Spain as a destination to travel to, promotion of language tourism in Spain, contributing to boost the promotion and dissemination of the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, understanding this educational activity as an outstanding tourism resource.
Some of the collaborations to stand out are:
Disseminate the existence in Spain of a qualitative and quantitative academic offer
Promote and disseminate the development of training programs and updating knowledge of teachers specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
Promote the implementation of promotional activities and support the language tourism commercialization.
Improve and expand the attention to the needs and demands of Spanish as a foreign language student in Spain.
Since 2018, FEDELE is recognized by ICEX as a Collaborating Entity of ICEX Spain Export and Investment, E.P.E., M.P,
ICEX Spain Export and Investment “is a public entity whose main purpose is the promotion of the internationalization of the economy and the Spanish business and the improvement of its competitiveness, as well as the attraction and promotion of foreign investment in Spain”
This institution offers national companies a series of services essentials for internationalization such as:
- Financial advice
- Global window
- ICEX Next
- Market Research
- Establishment cost simulator
- Participation in international fairs
- Electronic markets
- Personalized services
Another basic dimension of the functions carried out by ICEX is business training, with the development of the following programs:
- Training agenda
- ICEX Conecta
- Virtual classroom
- Passport abroad
Telefónica Educación Digital
Since 2016, there has been a collaboration agreement between FEDELE and Telefónica Educación Digital with the objective of promoting the commercialization and promotion among its federated centers of the SIELE exams, the International Service of Evaluation of the Spanish Language that certifies the proficiency degree in Spanish through electronic media aimed at students and professionals from the five continents.
It is promoted by Instituto Cervantes, the National Autonomous university of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires, which guarantees quality standards in the elaboration of the tests, and the use of different linguistic varieties of the Hispanic World.
SIELE certifies the degree of competence in the Spanish language through four tests: Reading Comprehension, listening Comprehension, Written Expression, and Oral Expression; and takes as reference the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels of the Council of Europe.
Since September 2020, the Federation has been a member of the Tourism Board, an organization that brings together more than 60 members, including prestigious tourism professionals and entrepreneurs.
The raison d’être of the Tourism Board is to contribute to the socio-economic recognition of tourism, providing an effective and positive action of influence in favour of this activity. Consequently, the Board has set itself the specific objectives of collaborating with public and private activities and efforts.
The Tourism Board is committed to strengthening this strategy of quality and renewal in order to consolidate the leadership of the Spanish tourism sector. To this end, it maintains a permanent relationship with the Public Administrations – state, regional and municipal – to analyse the issues that arise for tourism activity in our country and to offer solutions to them.
In the words of the president of the Tourism Board, “They are working to forge a solid alliance of great tourism professionals and entrepreneurs who share an integrating vision of their different sub-sectors and the objective of valuing the contribution of all of them to a society with more resources and capabilities”. In addition, he points out the importance of “the sector having a powerful and appropriate dialogue at this time is fundamental”.