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  • Université de Montreal

    The Quebec Association of Teachers of Spanish (APEQ) have announced that the organisation of the 7th Symposium of Spanish as a Foreign Language is now underway, with the collaboration of Montreal University and the Education Attaché of the Spanish Embassy in Canada. The symposium will take place on the 4th and 5th May.

    The subjects to be addressed at the event are as follows:

    • Methodological approaches for SFL.
    • Linguistics applied to the learning of SFL.
    • ICT in SFL.
    • Teaching materials for the SFL class.
    • Language and culture in the SFL class.
    • Rules and dialectal variations in the SFL class.
    • Educational frameworks and teacher training.

    APEQ, forms a part of the International Federation of Associations of Teachers of Spanish, FIAPE, and is already well-known for the events it organises in Canada.

    As they declare on their webpage, “The main objective of APEQ is to promote the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language and information about Latin American civilisation at all levels of education, from primary school to university, through professional in-service training.”

    People interested in taking part in the training days or in presenting a paper can find more information on the association’s webpage.

    Photo copyright: Editerna.

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    In a few days´ time the 5th CEDELEQ colloquium will take place.  This is the big Spanish as a Foreign Language event in Quebec and one of the most important in Canada.

    It is organised by the University of McGill, the Spanish Embassy´s education attaché, the Spanish Resource Centre, the University of Montreal, UQAM (the University of Quebec in Montreal) and the Association of Teachers of Spanish in Quebec.

    The following topics will be dealt with at the conference:

    • Grammar and teaching/learning methods
    • New technologies
    • Teaching materials for the Spanish as a Foreign Language classroom
    • Language and culture
    • Standards and variations
    • Educational frameworks and teacher training

    The fundamental aim of the event is to enable teachers and researchers to meet in a discussion forum to discuss recent contributions in the field of teaching and learning of Spanish and their implications for the classroom.

    It will take place from the 7th to 9th of May at the University of McGill in Quebec.

    More information on this event on their webpage.

    Image credits for this article: Simon Desmarais.


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