On the 6th May, FEDELE Madrid, together with the publishers Edinumen, organised a teacher training workshop for teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language. The workshop took place at AIL Madrid and teachers from Eureka School of Spanish Language, Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid, Estudio Internacional Sampere, Academia Contacto, Madrid Plus, Inhispania and AIL Madrid took part.
There were two sessions:
- “Narrative pedagogy in the learning of a second language: imagination”, presented by Javier Diaz Castromil. This session came from the idea of the narrative structure of memories and involved a practical presentation of activities connected with the meaning of classroom experience as the main driving force in learning.
- “Avatars, between reality and possibility: a motivating image for learning”, presented by Mario Eugercios Hernández. The work in this session was carried out in a virtual environment using technology to stimulate the student’s contact with the target language in a context of “gamification of language”.
Given the response of the participants and the debate that was generated, it can definitely be said that the workshop was a great success. Additionally, Spanish as a Foreign Language professionals from different schools were given the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas.
Members of FEDELE Madrid hope to organise more training events in the future and so demonstrate their commitment to quality and innovation in the classroom.