A new event developed by fedele

Semana del Español (Spanish Week) hybrid physical-digital event that will take place on 17th and 18th October in digital format and from 19th to 22nd October 2022 in Madrid with the aim of bringing together language and tourism agencies, federated centres, foreigners, students, teachers and management teams.

Event hours

training activities

businesses encounters

speakers

DIFFERENT FORMS OF PARTICIPATION

This event will have two main themes: training sessions and commercial activities to close deals between participating schools, agencies and institutions. It is an event with different agendas and forms of participation, depending on the profile of the participant, and open to all ELE professionals worldwide.

Federated Centres

Management teams will be able to participate in all activities, including the private session on Wednesday 19th October. Federated centres will have preference in activities and agendas.

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Digital-only Assistants

Under this modality, users will be able to follow all the digital activities planned from 1st July to 22nd October, including all the training activities and the Semana del Español gala.

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Non-federated Centres

Semana del Español is open to the participation of non-federated centres, which will be able to take part in dozens of activities.

If you are a non-federated centre outside Spain, your category is “International Centre”.

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ELE Teachers

The event is design so all teachers can access to training pills and sessions that develop their abilities and knowledges.

If you want to attend to the activity as a representative of a centre and participate in our business activities, your category is “Non-federated centre” or “International Centre”.

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Agencies and International Centres

The event has training sessions with a business meeting where international professionals expand their  commercialisation channels.

If you are an agency or an international centre, you can get one of our gold invitations, which will let you attend for free.

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ELE Students

For the first time, we will have an event for students of Spanish as a foreign language in our country with a big Spanish party in Madrid.

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Complete schedule

From 1st July to 16th October

1st July to 15th September: ELE Discussion forum

Thanks to the forum on the digital platform of the event, you can learn about and discuss current issues related to ELE sector. The conclusions of this discussion forum will be discussed in one of the face-to-face sessions on 20th October. 

1st July to 15th September: Downloable Material zone and

Within the digital platform you will find a compilation of free and open material of interest to all ELE professionals; in addition to links of interest, information about FEDELE and our own studies and analysis.

1st September to 16th October: Get to know Spain digitally

You will find tourist information on Spanish cities, as well as virtual visits to museums, monuments and places of interest in our country.

20th July from 10:30 to 12:30 h: First meeting attendees, debate and open microphone

Digital meeting where participants can debate on some of the topics proposed in the discussion forum. The debate will be open and all attendees will be invited to participate.

7th September from 10:30 to 12:30 h: Second meeting attendees, debate and open microphone

Digital meeting where participants can debate on some of the topics proposed in the discussion forum. The debate will be open and all attendees will be invited to participate.

15th September to 1st October: Questionnaire to ELE professionals

We will give all participants the possibility to take part in a large survey on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in the world, to finally compile the best answers in the report called “The teaching of Spanish in the world as seen by its professionals”.

27 th September from 10:30 to 12:30 h: Third meeting attendees, debate and open mic

Digital meeting where participants can debate on some of the topics proposed in the discussion forum. The debate will be open and all attendees will be invited to participate.

Monday, 17th October: DIGITAL-ONLY EVENT

09:00 - 09:15 h | Digital event opening

FEDELE will welcome the digital modality with a session where we will discuss the agenda of the activity and the options to make the most of the experience.

09:15 - 09:30 h | Welcome from our sponsors

In this activity we will receive very interesting information from our sponsors and partners.

09:30 - 12:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 25 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

12:00 - 12:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

12:30 - 15:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 25 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

15:00 - 15:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

15:30 - 18:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 25 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

18:00 - 18:30 h | Digital day closing

We will close the activity with information about our sponsors.

Tuesday, 18th October: DIGITAL-ONLY EVENT

09:15 - 09:30 h | Welcome from our sporsors

In this activity we will see very interesting information from our sponsors and partners.

09:30 - 12:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 30 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

12:00 - 12:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

12:30 - 15:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 30 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

15:00 - 15:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

15:30 - 18:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 30 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

18:00 - 18:30 h | Digital day closing

We will close the activity with information about our sponsors.

Wednesday, 19th October: HIBRID EVENT

09:00 - 10:00 h | Accreditation for participants from federated centres

Throughout the morning, the FEDELE team will accredit the participants and give each one of them all the working documentation for the sessions and presentations of the Semana del Español.

10:00 - 14:00 h | Private session for federated centres

During the accreditation of the attendees, the federated centres (their management teams, teaching staff and sector professionals) will have an activity exclusively for them, where they will be welcomed and Federation matters will be dealt with.

10:00 - 14:00 h | Accreditation for participants from non-federated centres

Throughout the morning, the FEDELE team will accredit the participants and give each one of them all the working documentation for the sessions and presentations of the Semana del Español.

14:00 - 16:00 h | Private lunch for federated centres

The private session will conclude with a lunch offered by FEDELE to its federated centres.

16:30 - 19:30 h | Opening and plenary session

In this activity, all the participants will be brought together to inaugurate the activity. There will be spaces for the presentation of the participants, as well as institutional welcomes from the city and the host association. In addition, working groups will be held to establish the priorities of the ELE sector in the coming years.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

 

21:00 - 00:00 h | Welcome cocktail

FEDELE, together with its collaborators, will offer attendees a cocktail to welcome them to Semana del Español.

Thursday, 20th October – Agenda for ELE Teachers

10:00 - 11:30 h | A Session - The importance of the teacher as intercultural mediator

As reflected in the latest update of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the role of the teacher as a mediator in the classroom is becoming increasingly important. Moreover, in our ELE classrooms, there are many cultures that intermingle to learn Spanish, so the role of the teacher as intercultural mediator is even more accentuated. Therefore, in this session we will talk about the importance of the teacher as an intercultural mediator in the classroom.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

10:00 - 11:30 h | B Session - Student anxiety about error

The traditional approach to language teaching, which focused the progression of learning on the correction of errors, is being left behind, giving way to new ways of dealing with errors in the classroom. In this session, we will discuss the emotions that students can develop when faced with mistakes, taking into account their previous beliefs about mistakes, how to modify them and how to make them adaptive to the learning process in order to improve the student’ self-esteem. In addition, we will talk about the development of the student’s personality in second languages.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

11:30 - 12:00 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

12:00 - 13:30 h | A Workshop - How to teach the Spanish article: from A1 to C2

The article in Spanish, which is taught from the first classes that students learn, never stops being a key point in the process of learning Spanish, even at advanced levels. For this reason, in this session we will deal with this grammatical point from the initial levels (A1 and A2) to the more advanced levels (C1 and C2), with the purpose of offering a wide context in which to develop teaching-learning techniques with respect to it. In this session we will use a round table format to share ideas, impressions and challenges among professionals.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

12:00 - 13:30 h | B Workshop - How to teach the verb "to be" in Spanish

Every Spanish teacher knows the difficulties involved in explaining and teaching the uses of the verb “to be” in Spanish, so in this session we will deal with this linguistic aspect from the initial levels (A1 and A2) to advanced levels (C1 and C2), with the aim of offering a broad context in which to develop teaching-learning techniques for this point. To this end, we will have working groups to share ideas, impressions and challenges among professionals.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

13:30 - 14:45 h | Break
13:45 - 15:30 h | Lunch offered by FEDELE
15:30 - 16:30 h | Presentation A: Online and face-to-face students in the same space: how to manage hybrid classes

We will look at basic notions of marketing applied to ELE teachers so that all school professionals know how to communicate with their marketing and advertising teams. In addition, we will see how to integrate some marketing and design tools into our ELE classes.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

15:30 - 16:30 h | Presentation B: Insight of the European Digital Competence Framework DIGCOMP

In the 21st century, digitalisation is a reality without which we can no longer live in the technology society. In this session, we will explain in depth the European Digital Competences Framework DigComp, which is born as a reference model at European level detailing the different digital competences and the skills needed to develop them. These competences are described in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes, and provides the levels within each competence.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

16:30 - 16:45 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

16:45 - 18:00 h | Conclusions of the private forum and open dialogue: closure of the day

This session will be dedicated to present the ideas, arguments and conclusions reached in the private forum for ELE teachers, which raises questions that will invite to reflection and debate. In addition, a common space will be opened for dialogue between teachers to comment on aspects and impressions of the training day, bringing it to a close.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

Thursday, 20th October- Agenda for ELE Professionals 

10:00 - 11:30 h | A Session - New ELE consumers

In this presentation we will look at the most important new features of the new ELE consumers, their socio-demographic variables and their purchasing process, in order to carry out better marketing campaigns and strategies.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

10:00 - 11:30 h | B Session - ELE Seals and Credentials

We will look at the different credentials and seals that ELE centres and professionals can access. We will discuss how to improve the quality of teaching through security systems and standardised protocols.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

11:30 - 12:00 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

12:00 - 13:00 h | A Session - Marketing for ELE businesses

How do we apply marketing systems in our work? What are the latest and most important developments we need to be aware of? What is the marketing of the future? All these questions will be discussed in this interesting lecture.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

12:00 - 13:00 h | B Session - Sector Opportunities

Following the different analyses carried out by the Federation, we will present some of the scenarios that can help ELE professionals to continue to grow and develop their tasks.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

13:00 - 14:00 h | Open Discussion: Professional challenges of the ELE sector

In this space, we will discuss the challenges we face as ELE professionals both in Spain and in the rest of the world.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

14:00 - 14:15 h | Break
14:15 - 16:00 h | Lunch offered by FEDELE
16:00 - 17:00 h | A Session: Student sending markets

In this session, we will look at economic data and variables that define each of the student sending markets. This will help us to improve our international campaigns.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

16:00 - 17:00 h | B Session: Visas and procedures

Learn how to prepare visa applications, deal with visa refusals and expand our knowledge of embassies and consulates.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

17:00 - 17:15 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

17:15 - 18:00 h | Open debate of the attendees and closure of the day

In this session we will have an open space for the participation of all attendees.

IT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

Friday, 21st October

For physical attendees of the FEDELE Workshop

08:00 - 09:00 h | Assembly of the centres and sponsors of the Workshopop FEDELE

During this hour, schools and sponsors will be able to set up the FEDELE Workshop for both agencies and teachers.

09:00 - 14:00 h | FEDELE Workshop sessions

The sessions will be established according to the priorities set by the participants. They will have a duration of 15 minutes and scheduled breaks to rest.

14:00 - 14:15 h | Break
14:15 - 15:30 h | Lunch offered by FEDELE
15:30 - 20:00 h | FEDELE Workshop sessions

The sessions will be established according to the priorities set by the participants. They will have a duration of 15 minutes and scheduled breaks to rest.

For digital attendees:

09:15 - 09:30 h | Welcome from our sponsors

In this activity we will see very interesting information from our sponsors and partners.

09:30 - 12:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 30 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

12:00 - 12:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

12:30 - 15:00 h | Federated centres training pills

With a duration of 30 minutes each, the federated centres will hold different sessions and training pills. You can check the complete list of pills from 15th September 2022.

15:00 - 15:30 h | Break

During the break, interesting information from our sponsors will be broadcasted.

15:30 - 18:00 h | Píldoras formativas de los centros federados
Con una duración de 30 minutos cada una, los centros federados realizarán diferentes sesiones y píldoras formativas. Puede comprobar el listado completo de píldoras a partir del 15 de septiembre de 2022.
18:00 - 18:30 h | Digital day closing

We will close the activity with information about our sponsors.

Saturday, 22nd October

10:30 - 13:30 h | "La Fiesta del Español" (Spanish party) meeting with concerts, games and murals

“La Fiesta del Español” will be the place where students, teachers, agencies and professionals can meet in a great recreational activity with concerts, games, murals and many prizes and gifts.

15:00 - 18:30 h | Cultural activities in the city

A lof of cultural activities in the city: visits to museums, monuments, guided tours of the city and theatrical performances.

 

19:00 - 22:30 h | "Festival del Español como Lengua Extranjera" Gala

The aim of this gala is to award the best projects of the ELE schools in our country in different categories: best methodological project, ELE teacher of the year, best social responsibility activity, etc. 

This activity will include live performances, including theatre, dance and singing. It is a space for the sector to meet and come together: the Festival to celebrate Spanish as a foreign language in our country.

The digital experience

This platform will be active from 1 July to 31 December and will feature a discussion forum with three open topics moderated by the Federation, a monthly updated catalogue of participants, free resources and materials from sponsoring publishers, cultural resources from the city hosting the event, royalty-free resources (film, literature and reports) and many other tools that will help you as an ELE professional.

Participation fees

Each participant profile has a different participation fee. Choose the one that suits you best:

Thanks to our new platform, you can pay easily and securely by credit card or Paypal. 

 

Registration will be open from 23th May to 19th September

 

Federated centre

The federated centres and their professionals have reduced fees due to their membership status. Click for more information.

Independent ELE Teacher

All teachers can access our training sessions and participate in all the activities of their profile at an adapted price. Click for more information.

Agency or International Centre

All international agencies and centres can apply for a Golden invitation where they can attend the event free of charge and all expenses included.  Click for more information.

Only-Digital Attendance

Under this modality, the participant can enjoy Spanish Week digitally. Click for more information

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