A new event developed by fedele

The Semana del Español (Spanish Week) is a 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.

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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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Partners

Instituto Cervantes
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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.

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”.

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 - 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.

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

09:00 - 09:15 h | Bienvenida FEDELE

 

SERÁ EMITIDA EN DIRECTO A TRAVÉS DE LA PLATAFORMA PARA LOS ASISTENTES DIGITALES.

09:15 - 10:45 h | Room A - Intercultural mediators in the Spanish language classroom: activities to develop this competence - Aarón Pérez

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.

Speaker: Aarón Pérez

Session hosted by Editorial Edinumen

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

09:15 - 10:45 h | Room B - Student anxiety about error - Álvaro Sesmilo

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.

15:45 - 11:00 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

11:00 - 12:30 h | Room A - The Importance of Emotional Bonding in Spanish Learning - Carmen Aguirre and Clara de la Flor

Everyday metaphors, or cognitive metaphors (as Lakoff and Johnson would point out), are essential in communication in order to understand the true way in which speakers of the same language conceive the world. Through this training, we will learn first-hand how Spanish teachers can offer their students the glasses through which Spanish speakers learn reality, through the use of these metaphors in communication.

Season hosted by Habla con EÑE

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

11:00 - 12:30 h | Sala B - Practical Resources to Promote Students' Attention with Consistency and Pace - Estefanía Velasco

As teachers we face many challenges in the classroom. One of them is to keep the attention of our students, a cognitive process that is a determining factor in the learning and performance of our students. Therefore, in this workshop we are going to look at some useful ideas to capture the attention of learners and get them motivated and involved in Spanish classes. All this through meaningful activities and proposals that connect with their interests, emotions and realities.

Speaker: Estefanía Velasco Pascual

Session hosted by: Editorial SGEL

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

12:30 - 13:00 h | Stands Visit
13:00 - 14:30 h | Lunch offered by FEDELE
14:30 - 16:00 h | Room A - A Good Text is Human's Best Friend - Ana Martínez Lara

Text (written and spoken) is the fundamental element with which different learning products of our lessons and manuals are made of. 

To know how to select and explore text is fundamental in our everyday life as teachers.

In this workshop we will offer guidelines for the elaboration of meaningful tasks based on texts of different typology.

Speaker: Ana Martínez Lara

Session hosted by: Editorial Difusión

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

14:30 - 16:00 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.

Speakers: Enara Villán y Aitor Pisos

Session hosted by: ProfedeELE.es

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

16:00 - 16:15 h | Coffee Break

We will have a small pause for a coffee break.

16:15 - 17:45 h | Room A - Instituto Cervantes Session

Session hosted by Instituto Cervantes

16:15 - 17:45 h | Room B - Egeda Sesssion

Session hosted by Egeda

17:45 - 18:00 h | FEDELE Training Day Closing

 

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

Thursday, 20th October- Agenda for ELE Professionals 

10:00 - 10:45 h | Retargeting, Customization, and Inbound Marketing in ELE Sector - Borja Odriozola

In this presentation we will talk about:

  • The most useful ability you can develop to achieve students. It seems obvious, but only a few teachers give time to improve it.
  • Why it is a good idea to use email marketing to frind students and its (great) advantage over social networks. 
  • Common mistakes that 99 % of teachers make when comunicating with their potential students.
  • How to offer classes/courses/infoproducts without sounding like a street vendor.
  • How do I make myself known? Where can I begin? Why would they chose me if there are a thousand teachers doing the same I do? We will talk about this at the presentation.

Speaker: Borja Odriozola

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PLATFORM FOR DIGITAL ATTENDEES.

10:45 - 11:30 h | Catalogue of useful and practical tips for digital marketing management - Daniel Escalona

 

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 - 13:15 h | Visa Management in Language Toursim: Processing, Questions and Problems to Solve

Through this presentation we will be able to know how to prepare visa applications, to manage refusal procedures, and increase our knowledges about embassies and consulates.

Presentation hosted by Dirección General del Español en el mundo

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

14:00 - 15:30 h | Lunch offered by FEDELE
15:30 - 16:30 h | Student sending markets - ICEX and Turespaña

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.

16:30 - 17:00 h |New Tools Applied to Asian Market - Starplay

 

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 - 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.

Saturday, 22nd October

11:00 - 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.

Participants in the Presentations

FEDELE will have high-level speakers both from our federated centres, for the digital sessions, and other professionals from the sector, for the on-site sessions.

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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.

SUPPORTERS

International entities that support the event with the dissemination among their users.

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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