Spring is on the way and as the flowers bloom and days get longer, teachers around Spain have the opportunity to take part in upcoming teacher training events and ELT conventions. Check out this list of activities on this spring’s agenda and let us know if there are events or activities in your area that you’d like us to include!


When? February 18th, 2012 (10:30 – 18:00)

Where? Madrid (Hotel Rafael Atocha, C/ Méndez Álvaro, 30 Madrid)

For more information: http://www.fecei.es/

The FECEI event is a training day for teachers and directors of private language centres organized by FECEI (Federación Española de Centros de Enseñanza de Idiomas).

This training day will bring together: teachers, directors and directors of studies for a conference with a variety and quality of sessions as the primary objective. This sector, which is manifesting extensive energy and growth in Andalucía, has made the ACEIA Conference, an important event of over 500 people. FECEI want to replicate this on a smaller scale in Madrid.

There will be sessions for teachers of young and very young learners, as well as teenagers. There will be sessions on technology and social networks. There also will be sessions on general subjects. Directors will find a variety of practical sessions especially relevant to them.

Find out more on the FECEI website.


When? February 24th – 26th, 2012

Where? Barcelona

For more information: http://www.apac.es/

APAC (Associació de Professors d’Anglè s de Catalunya) was founded on 12th. December, 1986. It’s an organisation which is open to all teaching professionals of whatever sphere or level, public or private sector. APAC offers virtual meeting points through their website, magazine, forums and social networks. They also offer a real meeting place between people with the same interests and concerns at the APAC annual Congress.

More information on the APAC Congress can be found on their webpage.


When? March 9th – 11th , 2012

Where? Bilbao (Universidad de Deusto)

For more information: http://www.tesol-spain.org/en/

TESOL-SPAIN was founded in 1977 as an independent, non-profit making Spanish association of English language teachers. Today, TESOL-SPAIN is a nation-wide organisation with a membership that represents all sectors of English language teaching in the country.

The theme for this year’s conference is: Plurilingualism: Promoting co-operation between communities, people and nations. Information on speakers, the pre-programme and other details can be found on their webpage.


When? April 21st, 2012

Where? Córdoba

For more information: http://cepazahar.org/primaria/spip.php?article162

The annual CETA conference brings together English teachers who can attend training sessions on teaching young learners, teenagers and older learners. This one day event is held in the historic centre of Córdoba where teachers can take a peek at the beautiful ‘patios’ and balconies between sessions.


When? May 16th, 2012

Where? Getxo (Pais Vasco)

For more information: http://www.getxolinguae.net/

Other teacher’s associations in Spain that organise local events include:

APABAL (Islas Baleares) http://www.apabal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage

APIGA (Galicia)  http://www.apiga.org/

TEA (Islas Canarias) http://www.teacanarias.es/joomla17/

Let us know if there are any other events or activities you’d like us to let teachers know about!


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