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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ( AATSP ). Ana Sánchez-Muñoz , PhD. Professor of Linguistics, Chicana /o Studies, California State University, Northridge & President of AATSP , Southern California Chapter ( AATSP /So-Cal). What is the AATSP?. MISSION :

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American association of teachers of spanish and portuguese aatsp

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese(AATSP)

Ana Sánchez-Muñoz, PhD.

Professor of Linguistics, Chicana/o Studies,

California State University, Northridge

&

President of AATSP, Southern California Chapter (AATSP/So-Cal)


What is the aatsp
What is the AATSP?

  • MISSION:

    “Promote the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second-language study and supports projects to that end.”

  • The AATSP is the largest professional organization devoted to the teaching, learning, development of the Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.

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History of the aatsp
History of the AATSP

  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguesewas founded 29 December 1917 in NYC as the American Association of Teachers of Spanish.

  • In 1944, Portuguese was added to the association’s mission

  • The AATSP was the first association in the United States devoted to the study of a specific modern foreign language

  • Over 70 local chapters of the AATSPexist in the United States and Canada.

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More on the aatsp
More on the AATSP

  • An Annual Meeting has been held each year since 1917

    • Meetings are held each year in a different place of the Spanish or Portuguese speaking world (alternating the US and another country; This last summer the Annual Meeting was in Guadalajara, Mexico)

  • Various auxiliaries have been founded throughout the history of the AATSP; Examples:

    • The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica(1952)

    • Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad (2001)

  • The AATSP was a founding member of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Language and International Studies (NCLIS)

    • NCLIS lobbies for languages at the national level.

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Programs and services aatsp
Programs and Services AATSP

  • AATSP provides a wide variety of programs and services for its members. Read more @:

    http://www.aatsp.org/?page=progservsummary

  • Joining the AATSP has many benefits…. Some examples:

    • Annual Conference

    • Classroom Resources (downloadable, free)

    • Hispania Journal

    • Enlace Online Newsletter

    • The Portuguese Newsletter

    • Career Center Online Job Postings –listing of available faculty teaching positions Chapters at the local/state level

    • National Spanish Examinations (NSE)

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Southern california chapter
Southern California Chapter

  • The AATSP/So-Cal is one of the most active chapters of the AATSP

    • It serves as an important networking forum and support group for teachers, students, and researchers of Spanish and Portuguese in Southern California

    • Sharing of teaching resources, exchanging ideas, finding advice, and form long lasting professional and personal relationships

    • AATSP/So-Cal has Meetings every semester: Once in the Fall once in the Spring.

      • Meetings feature quality presentations and workshops

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You are invited
You are invited!!

NEXT MEETING of the AATSP/So-Cal:

October 30, 2010

at Occidental College, Los Angeles

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How to join
How to join

  • How to join:

    • Membership is through the National AATSP, which can be easily joined and renewed online:

      http://www.aatsp.org/general/register_member_type.asp?

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Where to find out more
Where to find out more

  • National AATSP: http://www.aatsp.org/

  • AATSP/Southern California Chapter: http://sites.google.com/site/aatspsocal/

  • Or contact me:

    Dr. Ana Sánchez-Muñoz

    [email protected]

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