November 2 – 2 p.m., University of Ottawa
Portuguese Session: Aprendendo a comunicar, comunicando
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) was born during the second decade of the 20th century when the Spanish language became one of the foreign languages to be included in school curricula. AATSP was founded in New York City on December 1917, and was originally called the American Association of Teachers of Spanish. Then, in 1944, the name changed to include the Portuguese language. Since its beginings, AATSP‘s aim was to create a truly national association for Spanish teachers. It was the first of such associations in the United States dedicated to the specific study of a modern foreign language, ahead of the organizations dedicated to the Italian, French and German languages.