KA1 Mobility project and Culture in Spain - Salamanca, Avila, Segovia and Madrid
Association of Spanish Language Teachers in Serbia (Asociación de profesores de español en Serbia – APES) is a young association founded as a voluntary, non-partisan, non-governmental and non-profit civil association in accordance with the legal system of the Republic of Serbia, for an indefinite period of time in order to achieve goals in the following areas: Promotion of education and culture, Promotion of the profession of Spanish language teachers, International cooperation, Vocational training of Spanish language teachers. At this moment, the Association has 70 members.
The goals of the Association are: promotion of Spanish language and Hispanic literature and the culture of Spain and Hispanic countries; improving the quality of studies and teaching Spanish language and literature in both national and private institutions in Serbia; providing support and help to Spanish teachers in order to improve their knowledge and gain practical professional skills and experiences; providing scholarship for Spanish language teachers for going abroad on training courses, as well as for going to international conferences; professional training of teachers of Spanish language and Hispanic literature.
The Association of Spanish Language Teachers in Serbia is the first professional association of Spanish language teachers founded in 2016 with the aim to strengthen the cultural values of the Kingdom of Spain and the expansion of Hispanic studies in Serbia. The Association emphasizes the professional development and strengthening of the staff in order to expand the Spanish language and Spanish culture. The reason why the association finds it important to expand Spanish language and culture is because the Spanish-speaking population is one of the fast-growing segments in the world. The Spanish-speaking segment constitutes a huge community that shares products, services, and culture, offering businesses and institutions a truly unique growth opportunity.
Would you like to know something about our project?
APES is very proud to announce that we have had our first project approved. Our KA1 Mobility project “The Culture and the Use of ICT in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language” includes: a 7 days stay in Spain, a course in Salamanca, guided visits of historically and culturally most significant places and organized additional cultural activities. Six teachers had an opportunity to participate in this mobility project, and immediately after the mobility period, we started to prepare digital and didactic material for new school year and for the workshops for Spanish language teachers that will be organized during the school year.
In this first phase, we prepared 25 presentations (PPT and PREZI) and 30 quizzes (KAHOOT and QUIZIZZ) on different cultural and historical topics. Additionally, we are preparing textual and audio material adapted for visually impaired and blind persons.
Would you like to see the detailed programme of our mobility period? Here you can see our main activities and topics:
A stay of 7 days (+2 days for travel), a course in Colegio Delibes, a tour in Segovia, Avila, Salamanca and Madrid. Segovia, Salamanca and Avila are 3 of 15 cities in Spain that have been declared a part of the world's cultural heritage and are protected by UNESCO
06/23/2018 – Arrival at Salamanca in the evening, free time.
06/24/2018 - Excursion in Avila and Segovia, guided visits, both cities represent a part of the cultural heritage and are protected by UNESCO. Visiting Walls of Avila and Segovia aqueduct.
06/25/2018. - Spanish culture lessons with the use of modern technologies, Spain and languages in Spain, guided visit of Salamanca, visiting traditional bars and tasting typical Spanish tapas.
06/26/2018 - Spanish culture lessons with the use of modern technologies, Civil war in Spain and Pablo Picasso, watching Spanish film Del revés in the video hall of the Colegio Delibes, a conference/lecture on the culture of Spain, a guided visit of the Cathedral, Ieronimus and Towers
06/27/2018 - Spanish culture lessons with the use of modern technologies, Spanish habits and tradition, watching a Spanish film in the video hall of the Colegio Delibes, a conference/lecture about Spanish transition to the democracy (1975-1978), a visit of the Civil War Archive and a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art Casa Lis, and tasting churros with chocolate.
06/28/2018 - Spanish culture lessons with the use of modern technologies, Spanish fiestas, watching Spanish film Truman at the video hall of the Colegio Delibes, a conference/lecture about El Greco, discussion with the teacher. Class about Spanish food in the restaurant, preparing and tasting tortilla and sangria. Guided tour about literature and legends in Salamanca (important literary works - Licenciado Vidriera, La Celestina, Lazarrillo de Tormes).
06/29/2018 - Spanish culture lessons with the use of modern technologies, Spanish gastronomy, free time.
06/30/2018 - full day excursion and guided visit of Madrid – Museo Reina Sofia, Plaza Mayor, Cibeles, Gran Via, Plaza Espana, puerta del Sol.
07/01/2018 – departure on Sunday morning from Salamanca – Madrid - Belgrade.
Competences acquired by the participants of the project are:
- modernization of acquired knowledge and competences, modernization of didactic materials;
- raising the level of competences in the field of culture: Civil war, visiting of 4 cities, three of them are designated as part of the cultural heritage by UNESCO, political parties and the political situation in Spain, painting, literature, history, everyday life in Spain, Spanish cuisine and traditional dishes;
- raising the level of digital competences;
- active use of digital tools;
- adequate introduction of Spanish culture with the use of modern technologies in the teaching of Spanish.
Take a look at our presentation about Salamanca in Spanish.