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Ms. Pilar Garcia, an Editor with Spanish publisher Grupo SM, leads participants through course material, during an Association of Teachers of Spanish – Kenya training workshop hosted in the library on Friday, April 21. Photo: Diana Meso

The Association of Teachers of Spanish-Kenya (ATS-K) and USIU-Africa held the fourth Spanish Teachers Capacity Building Workshop from April 20- 22 in the Library Conference room. The three-day workshop provided a platform for the more than 30 Spanish teachers from schools and universities all over Kenya, to expand their knowledge in Spanish and interact with their peers.

In attendance, was Pilar Garcia an editor with Grupo SM – a Spanish publisher that specializes in publishing educational material, fiction for children and teenagers, and religious literature - who enlightened the participants on the importance of spelling and pronouncing Spanish words correctly cautioning them that it is fundamental for any teacher of Spanish.

ATS-K promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish language and related cultures at all levels of education in Kenya. It provides support to teachers of Spanish in Kenya through activities such as specific training courses for teachers of Spanish, as well as organizes activities for students of Spanish, promoting reciprocal interest between Kenya and the Spanish-speaking cultures.

The one-of-a-kind workshop has been supported by the Embassy of Spain in Kenya, since its inception in 2010.