#FAATSP2022 1st Annual Professional Development Conference

February 1-15, 2022   

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IS 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2021




Free AATSP Memberships  

To celebrate National Teach Spanish Day, we want to encourage Spanish teachers and students planning to become Spanish teachers to join the AATSP for free. Therefore, we are offering 300 free first year AATSP memberships for the rest of 2020 and 2021! To qualify for this offer, you must never have been a past member of the AATSP. The free first year memberships (a $45 value) will be awarded on a first come first served basis beginning on Wednesday, September 30 only until we reach 300 new first year members.   Simply visit our website, click JOIN, and fill out the membership application. At check out, type the following code: NTSD2020. To find out more about our membership benefits, click here. Please let your friends and colleagues who are not members know about this opportunity fast because it won’t last!   NTSD Activities  The purpose of National Teach Spanish Day is to promote the teaching of Spanish as a profession, to call attention to the current Spanish teacher shortage nationwide, and to emphasize the importance of Spanish as a world language.To download a PDF of the full press release, click here. Besides the membership giveaway, we encourage teachers to celebrate with students and share National Teach Spanish Day classroom activities widely. Spanish teachers have shared with us 30 second recordings of why they teach Spanish. We are also featuring a photo frame on Facebook to highlight the event.  To add the frame to your profile:  

Click “Use as Profile Picture” 

For more ideas for celebrating National Teach Spanish Day, please click here.

Professional Development

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Enseñanza de la Gramática

La interacción en acción

Las redes sociales en el aula de ELE

Los juegos en el aula de ELE

Y muchos más!!

La Universidad de Salamanca, a través de su departamento de Cur- sos Internacionales, y en colaboración con el Ministerio de Educación y Formación profesional y la Consejería de Educación de España en Estados Unidos, ofrece para el mes de julio de 2020 dos cursos de formación de profesores, dirigidos a aquellos profesionales de la ense- ñanza del español que deseen reciclar o ampliar sus conocimientos en el campo de la lengua española, las culturas hispanas y la metodología de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera. Estos dos cursos son los siguientes:

– Variedades del español y el español como lengua de herencia

– Máster en lengua y cultura españolas (1a fase)

CALL TO SURVEY by Faith Blackhurst, Editor Albricias

Dear Albricias aficionados, 
Thank you for all you have contributed to past and current issues of Albricias! If you are receiving this email it is because we value your input and opinion about our publication. We are considering a redesign of Albricias and would love to hear what you like and dislike, as well as how to best serve you and your students going forward.We have created a survey for you to complete by August 1st. It should only take about 5-10 minutes, depending on how much feedback you have to give us. The more, the better! We appreciate anything you have to share. You are welcome to share the link with anyone you know who would like to pitch in their two cents, even if they didn’t receive this email. That includes your students! 
Find the survey here:
The AATSP and SHH appreciate all that you have done to make Albricias great!

Gracias al capítulo de Florida tenemos la edición de LA VOZ de julio

¿Cómo puedes ver en directo la III Jornada aunque te hayas quedado sin plaza?Para visualizarla en YouTube, entra en nuestra cuenta El día y la hora a la que quieras visualizar en directo la jornada, entra en la pestaña “Vídeos” y verás que hay uno retransmitiendo en directo.Recuerda que estas instrucciones te permitirán ver en directo las jornadas del jueves 25 y del viernes 26, pero no te dará acceso posteriormente a los materiales o al certificado. ¡Y también podrás verlo en diferido en nuestro canal de YouTube!

Programa completo de las jornadas

Congratulations to our Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica winners in 2020!

Congratulations to the Poster Contest Winners of 2020!

Grades 6-8 Hand Drawn

Grades 9-12 Hand Drawn

Grades 9-12 Digital

Katelyn Harrison

Connor Grady

Valeska Fulford

Jenna Consley

Chessie Tindall

Avree Cook

Lauren Campbell

Katelyn Hall

Addie Nolley

Resources to transition to Online Teaching

Do you have any resource to share? Please, email us

Khan Academy free courses

Free Ivy league courses

Article on teaching virtually


BBC Mundo (artículos, videos y más)

More resources by FLAVA and NCSSFL

Spreadsheet with resources

The New York Metropolitan Opera is going to have * free streams *. Each night at 7:30 pm EST they will show a new opera, and it will be available for 20 hours.
This week’s schedule:
– Monday: Carmen
– Tuesday: La Boheme
– Wednesday: Il Trovatore
– Thursday: La Traviata
– Friday: La Fille du Regiment
– Saturday: Lucia di Lammermoor
– Sunday: Eugene Onegin

The Berlin Philharmonic

100 películas españolas

The publishing house Hearst Spain offers all of its free online magazines: 10 minutes, harper’s bazaar, esquire, que me dices, elle, Cosmopolitan, mi casa, nuevo estilo, men’s / women’s health, photograms…

Festival I stay at home and quarantine fest: many artists through their Instagram profiles will do live shows of about 30 min as if it were a private acoustic concert. The schedules:

You can also watch theater online

Some authors, such as the cartoonist El Torres or the authors of El bosque have uploaded all their books / comics for free for those who want to enjoy them, the same has been done by your favorite author **

* Movistar lite will be free for one month * due to the coronavirus

If you are a member of the library you have the possibility of accessing the catalog of efilm, a Netflix of the bibles, each community has its own catalog:

PLEASE, Be careful and follow CDC guidelines to avoid being affected by COVID19. 

“Dear registrants for CLA’s April 25 workshop,

UVA President James Ryan announced on Tuesday night (3/17) the cancelation of all UVA events through mid-May: we must therefore, with considerable regret, postpone the workshop, presumably until some time during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Because we had counted on the April workshop for publicizing the summer institute, that too must be postponed. We are very sorry about
this. We remain committed to supporting K-12 teachers. If there are kinds of programming that CLA might provide virtually in the weeks ahead—professional development work that would help you to meet standing requirements, opportunities to speak Spanish with fellow teachers, or others—please write to Natsuko Rohde, CLA’s Associate Director, at; if we find there are needs we can fulfill, we’ll be eager to do so. As is so often the case, teachers have been among the greatest heroes during the present crisis. Please know that we are moved by your commitment and
creativity and eager to be allies alongside you in whatever we can.


The Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia”

The Center for the Liberal Arts at the University of Virginia provides free, high-quality, content-oriented professional development for K-12 teachers.  We have a program for Spanish teachers coming up – please register online; we’d love to see you!

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Zehmer Hall, UVA – Online Registration is now open!

First of three programs funded by the Longview Foundation, about bringing a genuinely “global” approach to teaching Spanish, reflective of the complexities, nuances, challenges, and opportunities revealed by current scholarship about the category of the “global.” Work with Prof. Gustavo Pellón of UVA, other UVA faculty, and fellow teachers on exploring a deep understanding of the “global” in relation to foreign language instruction.

Note:  We will also host a one-week 2020 summer residential institute at UVA on this subject!

Please visit our website for details and registration information.

José Sánchez from Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, Va. sent us these pictures from the Día de Muertos activities with items provided by latino parents!

Summer Course

The Empresa Un Capricho Español® with La Cámara de Comercio de Badajoz

El Rincón Español

  • What? 2 week culture cursillo – art, history, leisure – with 60 hours continuing education
  • Where? Badajoz, Spainwith visits to Madrid, Mérida, Toledo 
  • When? Session I: June 14 – 27 Session II: June 29 – July 11 
  • More info:
  • Individual room and private bathroom now at no extra fee!

Webinar: La inmersión dual y su importancia para la justicia

Organized by Difusión and AATSP
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CDT


In the United States there are models of primary education known as dual immersion that teach in Spanish between 50% and 90% of the day. In this webinar, we will first look at the results of research demonstrating that students in these programs reach higher levels of English, academic performance and Spanish than their classmates who study only in English. 

Then we will address the current and potential implications of dual immersion to promote social justice, an important issue for every student but even more forceful for the most vulnerable children and families in the country.

Dr. Kim Potowski is professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She directs the Spanish program for heritage speakers and is the founder of her summer study program in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her research focuses on United States Spanish and the connections between language and identity. 

Among her efforts to promote education in two languages is her 2013 TEDx talk entitled “No child left monolingual.” She is the author of several textbooks, including Spanish in the United States; Spanish grammar: Social variation and written conversations.