Spanish and Argentinian school associations collaborate

21 July, 2015

Spain’s language school federation Fedele and the SEA association of Argentina have signed a framework agreement for the promotion of Spanish language teaching.

Mari Carmen Timor, President of Fedele, and Marcelo Garcia, President of SEA sign the framework agreement for the promotion of Spanish language teaching.

The agreement, which was signed in a special ceremony in Madrid, Spain, last week, will lead to collaborative projects in the areas of teacher training, quality accreditation, certification, language exams and key industry information sharing.

In a statement before the official signing, Fedele and SEA said, “Both associations have been working over the last 20 years in the development of quality in Spanish as foreign language teaching. Now they undertake the important step of starting to work together for the development of projects that contribute to improve the performance of the industry.”

They said that Spain and Argentina were pioneers in the Spanish language travel industry and were the two most popular destinations for Spanish as a foreign language (SFL).

Ana Cózar, Director of Fedele, told StudyTravel Magazine, there was potential for growth for the whole SFL industry.

“The importance of the Spanish language comes from the fact that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries around the world,” said Cózar.

“The better development of SFL, better quality and certification, specific training, and the information sharing in all those destinations will create a solid industry that will benefit students, agents and schools. Of course, we are competitors in the SFL sector, but we are partners in the overall language travel industry,” she continued.

The signing ceremony was undertaken by: Mari Carmen Timor, President of Fedele, Sergio Palacios, the Fedele Madrid association President, and Marcelo Garcia, President of SEA.

Fedele (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Escuelas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is a federation of six regional associations in Spain, comprising more than 80 member schools in total. The federation’s members recorded nine per cent growth in international student numbers in 2014

SEA – Asociación de Centros de Idiomas accredits more than 50 Spanish language centres in Argentina. 

Matthew Knott
News Editor



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