A successful AGM – southside this year

The President Susan Leahy updating the members on the achievements of the ATS during the 2014-15 year.
The President Susan Leahy updating the members on the achievements of the ATS during the 2014-15 year.

A Committee Member writes:

As always, the annual meeting of Spanish teachers was a lively affair – with a wide variety of speakers and topics up for discussion. In addition to addresses from the Instituto Cervantes, the Consejería, Leárgas, PPLI and the PDST, delegates were treated to two workshops, one focussing on grammar and the other on assessment. In common with every year, the teachers’ passion for their subject shines through and I really feel we are privileged to be able to network with such a professional and committed group of teachers.

This year the event relocated to the Hilton Hotel Kilmainham, on the outskirts of the city centre and despite some technical difficulties during sign-in, we began the day with coffee at 9.00 and were up and running by 9.45am. In addition to a packed agenda, the 135+ delegates were able to visit an array of stands from publishers, bookshops, educational travel companies and suppliers who all generously donated prizes that were raffled during the event.

One of the slides from the talk by Charo Hernández on Assessment for Learning.
One of the slides from the talk by Charo Hernández on Assessment for Learning.

The mid morning coffee break and relaxed coffee and soup lunch served in the Cinnamon restaurant were a great way to meet up with old friends and colleagues and to exchange news and views on a wide variety of topics.

Muchísimas gracias a Susan Leahy y a todos los miembros del Comité por un día bien organizado y lleno de oportunidades para todos.