UAFS Spanish Teacher Symposium

Coming Soon! Annual Spanish and Second Language Teacher Symposium

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A chance to gather together, share ideas, and learn new pedagogical methods: Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 2019.


The UAFS Symposium for Spanish and Second Language Teachers is a public project organized by the World Languages Department at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. The Symposium will take place in the Windgate Art and Design Building on the UAFS Campus in Fort Smith. The symposium will run from 9:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Windgate Art and Design Building. Free parking is availabe on the south side of the Windgate Art and Design Building (Lot F), right off of Waldron Road. 


All Spanish, ESL and Second Language teachers at the elementary, secondary and university level as well as undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend. The symposium offers breakout workshop sessions on a variety of second and foreign language pedagogy topics. 


The Symposium Workshop Selection Committee will begin accepting proposals in August 2019. Please email Dr. Ana María Romo Blas at if you would like to submit a presentation proposal for this event.  Early-bird registration runs until to October 1, 2019. Community members/professors/teachers: $50. Students: $25.  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN AUGUST.


Up to five (5) hours of continuing education units can be earned at the Spanish Teachers Symposium.


For more information regarding the Spanish and Second Language Teachers Symposium, please contact Dr. Mary A. Sobhani at 479-788-7979 or


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This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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