Friday, 29 July 2011


Are you a Spanish citizen or, at least, one of your parents is or was a Spanish citizen and you are between 7 and 17 years old and you want to learn Spanish or improve your knowledge of the language, then ALCE is for you!

The Spanish Language and Culture Program in Australia (ALCE: Agrupación de Lengua y Cultura Españolas) is part of the Spanish Ministry of Education programs’ abroad.

The lessons are aimed at Spanish students who attend Australian schools on a full time basis either in Primary or Secondary education.

The Spanish teachers in charge of the classes are fully qualified professionals who have obtained their tenure position after competitive exams and a rigorous selection process. They are qualified to teach in the Spanish Public Schools system.

The classes are based on a general curriculum plan which is adapted to students’ needs in the different countries where the program is offered.  In Canberra the classes run from February to December to coincide with the ACT schools’ calendar.

The ALCE program aims to:
  • Maintain language and cultural links with Spain
  • Relate the students to their heritage
  • Provide students with new intellectual and cultural skills
  • Prepare students for qualified jobs and better international possibilities with the skills on a language spoken by more than 450 million people around the world

Would you like more information?   Click on this link:  "ALCE Escuela Española" and this one: "El blog de tu futura profesora"  and if you want to know where they are and what else they do click  "here".

1 comment:

  1. This is great, fantastic news. At least with ALCE teachers prospective students are certain they will be taught properly, by well-versed, professional educators, unlike the fly-by-night cowboys employed by the universities in the Nation's capital.
    This is a great initiative from the Spanish government. Other governments from Spanish-language countries do nothing like this, and their nationals are ever-prepared to criticise Spain, though. Curioser and curioser, ain't it?