Isabel Celaá, Minister of Education and Vocational Training, has attended the orientation sessions of these professors. Around 10,000 Spanish teachers have already benefited from this program with more than three decades of validity.

Nearly 10,000 teachers have benefited from the Visiting Professors Program launched by the Ministry of Education in 1986. The initiative aims to offer Spanish professionals the opportunity to work and train for a maximum of three to five years in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom as part of a cultural exchange program and educational.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, a total of 521 candidates have been selected, of whom 487 will be assigned to US centers, 11 will be assigned to Canada and 23 to the United Kingdom. The program aims to strengthen the training of these teachers to teach in bilingual centers in English of all the autonomous communities, as well as to promote the improvement of the quality of the teaching of the Spanish language and culture and the strengthening of cultural ties between the countries. participants.

The acting Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá, has attended the orientation sessions for these teachers, which are held on July 1 and 2 in Madrid. The holder, accompanied by the president of the School Council of the State, Enrique Roca, and by the general director of Educational Planning and Management of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Diego Fernández Alberdi, has wished the teachers a profitable stay in their respective destinations.

"You are going to do an important job and your satisfaction will be the improvement of the student and the knowledge of the Spanish in the centers in which you are destined.I do not want to highlight the great value of the cultural and artistic background that will accompany you back and that will serve to enrich our schools, "assured Celaá.

The training has also been attended by some of the award-winning professors, by North American bodies and the Ministry of Education in the United States and Canada, for the good practices developed during their experience in the 2018-2019 academic year.



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