AGM and Conference 2013

This year’s AGM and Conference  will take place in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on Saturday October 5th.
Registration and coffee will begin at 9.15am, with the first workshop starting at 9.45am.
We will be offering the following  CPD workshops :
  • Following our survey of members, Ana Sanchez Sanchez from Colegio Delibes in Spain will be giving two workshops: one on “Por/ Para” and the other on  “the Subjunctive“, discussing difficulties these present to students and suggesting activities to use in the classroom.
  • Dr. Carmen Herrero from Manchester Metropolitan University/ FILTA will be giving a workshop on the use of film in the Spanish language class, again with an emphasis on practical activities that can be used in the classroom.
  • There will be CPD certificates available at the end of the day for those who have attended all sessions.

In addition, publishers and businesses associated with Spanish will be on hand to discuss their products and this year there will be various raffle prizes on offer, including vouchers, a kindle reader, class sets of books and a weekend away.

If you would like to attend the Conference you must register by Wednesday September 18th, as we need to confirm numbers with St. Pat’s.  As in previous years, a hot lunch will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to renew your membership on the day.
PLEASE NOTE: In previous years we have had a number of people who failed to turn up on the day.  We are charged for everyone who registers.  Last year we were charged a lot of money for teachers who were not there – this is not sustainable. We may have to start charging a deposit and/or impose a charge on those who fail to show up if this continues. Please notify us before October 1st if you have registered and are unable to attend.
To facilitate the registration process on the day, it would greatly help us if you could print off and fill in membership forms in advance. The forms are available here:  If possible, please have correct change for membership (€30 for individual, €40 for group membership) or a cheque made payable to ATS Ireland.
Click here for full details of the conference.
To register, please send an email to this address: atsirlandaagm[AT]gmail[DOT]com.  Please do not register for colleagues unless you have confirmed with them that they can make it.
We look forward to seeing you on the 5th.