Recordings of our 2021 annual conference can be found here.


American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Ontario Chapter

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.

AATSP membership has always been open to all teachers and professors of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as to all those interested in the study and promotion of these languages. More than 90% of the membership is dedicated to the study of Spanish, with a growing number of members dedicated to Portuguese. There are more than 70 AATSP chapters in the United States. The Ontario Chapter is the only one in Canada.

The AATSP-ON organizing committee invites all Ontario-based and Canadian teachers/professors of Spanish and Portuguese to become members of the association and to participate in our annual conference.

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