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ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR SPANISH TEACHERS

JULY 12-16, 2021 / AUGUST 16, 2021

All lectures entirely in Spanish

An online professional development training conference for Spanish teachers, with live and recorded webinars (all webinars and materials will be available to registered participants through August 16, 2021). This conference includes:

  • 15 practical webinars about a variety of topics, which you can watch live, or recorded on our platform after they have debuted.
  • 5 recorded lectures that you can watch on our platform.
  • Additional webinars about other topics relating to Spanish language instruction.
  • A wide variety of resources and materials to use in your classes.
  • A chance to win professional development courses, a subscription to Genially, partial scholarships to earn a Master in ELE at the UNIR, classroom materials from Edelsa and Anaya ELE, and SIELE exam registration coupons in our raffle!
  • A certificate from an Instituto Cervantes accredited school detailing the 20hrs of specialized professional development you have recieved.

Participants registered on or before May 27, 2021 will be entered into our raffle to win one of 40 full-tuition scholarships.


Accreditations / Partners


Who is this conference for?

Any Spanish teacher looking for specialized training to improve their teaching.

What makes this conference so great?

  • Specialized and multidisciplinary training.
  • Interesting and practical training in an accessible webinar format (fifteen 45 minute online webinars).
  • Resume-building skills for face-to-face and distance learning;.
  • Suggestions for using technology in the classroom.
  • Flexibility to access the webinars and all conference materials at your convenience through August 16th.
A certificate from an Instituto Cervantes accredited center detailing your training!

Conference Schedule

Webinars with live broadcast (also available later on a recorded version):

July 12, 2021
  • 12:00-12:30: Welcome
  • 12:30-13:30: Presentation/Workshop 1
  • 16:00-17:00: Presentation/Workshop 2
  • 17:00-18:00: Presentation/Workshop 3
  • 18:00-18:30: Raffle drawings
July 13, 2021
  • 12:30-13:30: Presentation/Workshop 4
  • 16:00-17:00: Presentation/Workshop 5
  • 17:00-18:00: Presentation/Workshop 6
  • 18:00-18:30: Raffle drawings
July 14, 2021
  • 12:30-13:30: Presentation/Workshop 7
  • 16:00-17:00: Presentation/Workshop 8
  • 17:00-18:00: Presentation/Workshop 9
  • 18:00-18:30: Raffle drawings
July 15, 2021
  • 12:30-13:30: Presentation/Workshop 10
  • 16:00-17:00: Presentation/Workshop 11
  • 17:00-18:00: Presentation/Workshop 12
  • 18:00-18:30: Raffle drawings
July 16, 2021
  • 12:30-13:30: Presentation/Workshop 13
  • 16:00-17:00: Presentation/Workshop 14
  • 17:00-18:00: Presentation/Workshop 15
  • 18:00-18:30: Raffle drawings
(The times above refer to local peninsular Spanish time, GMT+2).

The above schedule is for the 15 live webinars, which can be watched later on our conference platform. The 5 recorded lectures will also be available on our platform to watch at your convenience.

Please note that all webinars will be delivered in Spanish.

List of Webinars

(This is a provisional list of webinars, more will be added as they are confirmed).

Sessions led by the teaching team at Tía Tula (led by Laura Hernández, Head of Studies and creator of Spanish teaching materials):
  • El uso de materiales publicitarios también en niveles iniciales de enseñanza de español (The Use of Advertising Materials in Beginning Spanish Classes).
  • Gramática española básica: Contraste de pasados (Basic Spanish Grammar: Comparing and Contrasting Past Tenses).
  • La magia de las actividades creadas con Story Cubes (The Magic of Story Cubes).
  • Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (The DELE Exam).
  • Gramática española avanzada: El subjuntivo (Advanced Spanish Grammar: The Subjunctive).
  • Explotación de infografías (Using Infographics).
  • Experiencias reales en el aula de ELE (Teaching Spanish - Real Classroom Experiences).
  • Diseña recursos geniales para tus clases de español con una aplicación en línea (Designing Your Own Resources Online with Genially).
  • El tratamiento del error en las tareas de expresión escrita (Correcting Mistakes in Written Spanish).
  • Actividades divertidas con fondos y filtros para las clases en línea (Fun with Filters and Backgrounds in Online Classes).
  • El uso de las canciones en las clases de ELE (Beyond Humming: Using Songs in the Classroom).
  • Pequeñas píldoras de vocabulario: una cuestión de constancia (Explaining Vocabulary: A Question of Consistency).
  • Generadores automáticos: las nuevas tecnologías como vehículo y fuente de creatividad (New Technology as a Source of Creativity).
  • Pronunciación y entonación en las clases de ELE (Pronunciation and Intonation in the Spanish Classroom).
  • Guía práctica de contenidos por nivel para DELE y SIELE (Level by Level Guide to the DELE and SIELE Exams).
  • Potencia experiencial y fijadora de una inmersión lingüística de corta/media estancia (The Power of Language Immersion).
Sessions led by our colleagues and collaborators:
  • SIELE, la certificación del español con carácter internacional (SIELE, the International Spanish Certification).
    • Speaker: Ileana Lugo (Head of the Evaluation Team of the Spanish as a Foreign Language Program and SIELE Technical Team at UNAM). Jara Sepúlveda (Head of proyect and head of SIELE operations at "Telefónica Educación Digital").
  • Espacio de preparadores SIELE. Las tareas del examen y sistema de calificación (Exam Walkthrough: Tasks and Grading System).
    • Speaker: Mariano García (Manager of SIELE en Telefónica Educación Digital).
  • Érase una vez… la enseñanza de español en educación primaria (Once Upon a Time… Teaching Spanish to Primary School Students..)
    Speaker: Marisa Hortelano (Bachelor of Education at UAM, Bachelor of Pedagogy from UNED, Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Universidad Antonio Nebrija).
  • Construyendo nuevas experiencias de aprendizaje en el aula (Creating New Learning Experiences in the Classroom).
    • Speaker: Geni Alonso (Bachelors in Filología Hispánica and Spanish teacher at International House (IH) Barcelona since 1990).
  • Encerrados en la Catedral de Sal (Trapped in the Salt Cathedral).
    • Jennifer Niño (Graduated with degrees in Interpretation and Translation and in Roman Philology. Blogger - profe-de-español.de and das-sprachenlabor.de -, and "influencer ELE" - @profede_ele_daf - interested in gamification, narrative writing, cognitive grammar, mental imaging, and cognitive linguistics. Jennifer is a Spanish teacher at TH de Colonia. She also teaches German as a foreign language).

Who organized the conference?

The conference is organized by Tía Tula Spanish School, an Instituto Cervantes accredited center that specializes in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and teacher training.

The majority of the webinars will be delivered by Tía Tula´s experienced teachers and head of studies, Laura Hernández Ramos. The rest of the webinars will be led by guest speakers from our collaborating partners. You can find more information about the webinars and our partners above.

Certificate

Participants registered in this online professional development conference who complete the full course (participating live or watching the recordings) of 20 webinars will receive a certificate from a Cervantes accredited center, Tía Tula Colegio de Español, attesting to your participation in the conference. This certificate will reflect the 20hrs of professional development you have received and will be sent by email in the month following the end of the conference.

If a participant wants or needs to certify more professional development hours, you have the option to add an additional 22 or 30hrs of certified professional development hours through workshops that will be offered at a reduced price to registered conference participants. If you are interested, please email us at info@tiatula.com.

How do I register?

To register, fill out our registration form and pay the 60€ tuition cost. That 's it!

Available Scholarships

We have 40 full scholarships to participate in the Conference free of charge. They are awarded as part of a coordinated program between the Regional Government of Castilla y León and Tía Tula Colegio de Español. To be eligible for one of the 40 scholarships, simply register for the Conference and select the option to participate in the scholarship draw, which will take place on 1st May 2021, as explained below.

The Scholarship Draw

  • If you are interested in a scholarship, fill out the registration form and select the option “I want a scholarship.”
  • Complete the registration, including the 60 euro tuition payment on or before May 27, 2021.
  • The scholarship raffle will take place May 29. Each registered participant will have received a number between 0 and 99,999 (the numbers in the Spanish National Lottery https://www.loteriasyapuestas.es/es/loteria-nacional . The 40 participants with numbers closest to the winning number in the Spanish National Lottery on May 29 will receive scholarships. If two participants have numbers equidistant from the winning number, we will award the scholarship to the participant with the higher number.
  • If you are one of the winners, we will let you know and you will have 15 days to accept the scholarship. If you do not accept, we will give your scholarship to the next closest participant until all 40 scholarships have been claimed.
  • The 40 scholarship winners will receive a full refund of their tuition payment within 7 days of accepting their scholarship.

Key Conference Dates

  • May 27, 2021: the last day to register and be entered to win a scholarship, as the scholarship draw will take place May 29, 2021.
  • June 30, 2021: the last day to register for the conference.
  • July 12-16, 2021: the conference opens and live webinars debut.
  • August 16, 2021: last day to access the webinars and conference materials.

Raffles and Giveaways


    At the end of each conference day, Tía Tula and our collaborators will raffle off prizes relating to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, such as:

  • Licenses to use Genially
  • Partial scholarships to earn a master in teaching spanish as a foreign language from the UNIR.
  • Spanish materials from Edelsa and Anaya ELE.
  • SIELE exam coupons.
  • Complete professional development courses for Spanish teachers from Tía Tula.

When registering, each participant will be assigned a number. This is the number that will be used in the raffles. Special prizes will be awarded to raffle winners, although every conference participant will receive discounts on certain products and services offered by Tía Tula and our collaborators.

Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Do I need a teaching license to register?

    No. These conferences are designed for any and all interested participants. If you are still training to become a Spanish teacher, currently teaching, retired, or interested in becoming a Spanish teacher, you are welcome to join us!

  • Can I watch the webinars live and then later watch the recordings?

    Yes, all of the webinars that premiere live will be uploaded onto our platform the following day. They will remain available until August 16, 2021.

  • Can I still get a certificate if I only watch the recorded versions?

    Yes. You are required to watch all 20 webinars, but you can watch them either live or recorded.

  • I need to certify more than 20 professional development hours. Can you help?

    Yes. If a participant wants or needs to certify more professional development hours, you have the option to add an additional 22 or 30hrs of certified professional development. This would be delivered through supplementary workshops that will be offered at a reduced price to registered conference participants for a total of either 42 or 50 professional development hours. If you are interested, please email us at info@tiatula.com.

Contact Us!

If you have further questions about this conference, send us an email at info@tiatula.com. and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

 


Basic information:

  • What do they consist of?

    15 professional development webinars for Spanish teachers that will take place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th July, broadcasted live from 12:30h to 13:30h and from 16:00h to 18:00h (Spanish time) + 5 more master-webinars, also highly specialised, that students will be able to watch in recorded format (whenever they want and as many times as they want) until 16th August + ELE material prepared for your classes, with instructions for its use (infographics, videos, games, exercises...) + Extra audiovisual material + Daily raffles for courses, scholarships, products and services related to ELE teaching.

  • Certified hours: 20 hours* (15 hours of live webinars + 5 hours of recorded webinars).

    * In the event that you need to certify more than 20h of professional development, you can complete those 20h with a specific professional development workshop of 22h / 30h more that we would offer you at an exceptionally reduced price as a participant of the Conference: ask us if you interested.


  • Can the webinars broadcasted live also be viewed later on a recorded version?

    Yes, the day after the live broadcast of each webinar, it will be uploaded on the platform so that the student can also watch it whenever he/she can and wants, and as many times as he/she needs, remaining accessible until 16th August.

  • Certificate:

    At the end of the Conference, Tía Tula Colegio de Español, as a centre accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, will send a certificate of participation by email. In order to receive it, it will be necessary that, in addition to being registered, the participant fills in the attendance form for each of the webinars given (regardless of whether the webinar is watched live or recorded). The certificate will be sent by e-mail within one month of the end of the webinars.

  • Participation fee:

    This is a specialised training programme at a reduced price: the cost of participation is only 60 euros.

  • Registration:

    To register, it is necessary to fill in the registration form and pay the participation fee.That's all.

  • Are there scholarships?

    Yes, Tía Tula, together with the Regional Government of Castilla y León, offers up to 40 free participation scholarships. They will be drawn among all participants who wish to benefit from them and that have indicated so in their registration form.