Scholarships for ACTFL Members - CLOSED

Professional Development Program for Spanish Teachers

Summer 2023 - Salamanca, Spain

Come this summer, enjoy the Spanish experience and improve your Spanish language skills with us

Situated in downtown Salamanca, the heart of the Spanish language, Tía Tula Spanish School is a high quality language teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad for Spanish students and Spanish teacher training courses for teachers of Spanish.

What the Professional Development Program for Teachers of Spanish consists of?

The Professional Development Program for Teachers of Spanish consists of a summer one-week training / perfection / refresher course for teachers of Spanish in Salamanca (Spain), imparted by the Tía Tula faculty, all of whom are specialized in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and Spanish teacher training. It is an ideal program for teachers of Spanish looking for a professional development course.

Usually, teachers are awarded with professional development credits towards license renewal with this program by their school district. (Please, since it depends on district regulations, consult with your school district).

The Program includes:

  • A one-week training / perfection / refresher course for Spanish teachers (one-week course: 15 hours over 5 days, from Monday to Friday).
  • Accommodation in Salamanca: in private room with full board.
  • Extracurricular activities over the course week. Teachers are invited to participate in the afternoon and evening cultural and leisure activities organized for them from Monday to Friday. Visit the Photo Gallery of past programs.
  • Course completion certificate issued by Tía Tula Colegio de Español as an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Centre in Salamanca (Spain).

Scholarships for ACTFL members

The cost of the Tía Tula Professional Development Program for Teachers of Spanish is 1100€. As a partner of ACTFL, Tía Tula offers 11 specific scholarships for ACTFL members who meet the condition of being Spanish teachers practicing in non-Spanish-speaking countries:

  • 1 full scholarship (Program cost 100% covered). The school will sponsor 100% of the Program to the Spanish teacher.
  • 10 partial scholarships (Program cost 50% covered). The school will sponsor 50% of the Program to the Spanish teacher, the other 50% of the cost (550€) will be borne by the Spanish teacher.

Can I apply for an ACTFL scholarship and a General Program scholarship at the same time?

In addition to the specific Scholarships Program for ACTFL members, there is a General Scholarships Program open to any Spanish teacher who works as such in a non-Spanish-speaking country. If you are a member of ACTFL you can apply for both, completing the form for each program (they are independent). But you can only enjoy one scholarship, so if you receive a scholarship from each of the programs, you will have to give up one of them.

Course content

  • Frequent doubts in the use of Spanish grammar: direct/indirect object pronouns, past tenses, ser/estar, the subjunctive, etc. How to work with grammar in class.
  • Spanish language teaching materials development and exploitation + Internet resources (Genially and other software).
  • Spanish language for specific purposes: Literature, and how to improve our classes.
  • Gamification techniques in the classroom: different ideas and how to help to create them.

Program dates

Shifts/dates for the Professional Development Program for Teachers of Spanish:

1st Shift/dates: June 18th to 24th 2023.

2nd Shift/dates: June 25th to July 1st 2023.

3rd Shift/dates: July 9th to 15th 2023 - COMPLETED.

4th Shift/dates: July 30th to August 5th 2023.

Who grants the scholarships for the Program?

The scholarships are part of a coordinated program between the Regional Government of Castile and Leon (Spain) and Tía Tula Colegio de Español, Instituto Cervantes Accredited Centre. Tía Tula Colegio de Español grants the scholarships.

How to apply and how the scholarships will be granted?

To apply for a scholarship, just complete and submit the Scholarship application form below.

With the option "Full scholarship" checked, you will participate in the raffle of the 1 full scholarship of the Program*. With the option "Partial scholarship" also checked in the application form (in "Type of scholarship requested", section on the top), you will be expressing your interest in the partial scholarship too for the case of not winning a full scholarship. The partial scholarships will be granted on a first-signed, first-served basis: first 10 applications for partial scholarship fully completed (payment of a 150€ deposit included**) will get the spot.

After Tía Tula's confirmation of a full or partial scholarship, the applicant will have 15 days to send Tía Tula a letter from his/her educational institution, proving being a teacher of Spanish for the course year 2022-2023.

* Raffle of the 1 full scholarship of the Program

The raffle will take place in the following manner: each applicant will receive a randomly selected number between 0 and 99999 (lowest and highest number in the Spanish National Lottery: The applicant with the number closest to the winning number in the Spanish National Lottery draw on Saturday, March 18th 2022 will be granted the full scholarship. Should two applicants have two numbers equidistant from the 'winning number', the highest of the two numbers will have precedence. For example, if 10000 were the 'winning number' and applicants had been assigned 9997, 9998, 9999, 10001, 10002 and 10003, the order of adjudication would be the following: 10001, 9999, 10002, 9998, 10003, 9997; therefore, in principle, the scholarship would be assigned to the number 10001.

Should a successful applicant reject the scholarship offer, the applicant holding the next closest number will be selected as a replacement (in the above example, applicant 9999 would be selected).

** A 150€ deposit is required to confirm the reservation of a partial scholarship; this deposit will be subtracted later of the payment of the complementary part to the scholarship (550€). The deposit will not be refundable if the student decides to cancel his/her spot at the end: only if a person who has obtained a partial scholarship wins the raffle of a full scholarship, this deposit will be refunded. Once the Program has been completed, if the scholarship professor returned to Tía Tula later with a group of at least 10 Spanish students, the complementary part (550€) would then be refunded.


  • Deadline for full scholarships applications: 17th March 2023 (final day).
  • Deadline for partial scholarships applications: Two months before the start of the shift you are interested in. Note, however, that partial scholarships are adjudicated as applications are received with the payment of the reserve deposit included, so that the application closing period is usually determined rather by the exhaustion of the partial scholarships initially provided.

Optional Spanish Culture and Conversation Course

Additional and complementary to the Professional Development Program for Teachers of Spanish, Tía Tula offers a Spanish Culture and Conversation Course to those attendees who want it. It consists of an oral practice of Spanish to improve the Spanish level of the teachers and the treatment of different topics happening currently in Spain. This optional course, takes place one hour each day, complements perfectly with the Methodology Course (which is essentially focused in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language), and it has a cost of 175€. In case you are also interested on it, please tell us by email to after complete and send your application for a scholarship.

Possibility of coming with a relative or friend?

If you wish to come with a relative or a friend (Spanish teacher or not), please tell us by email to, and we will detailed you possibilities and costs.

Contact for queries or questions

For further information regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact us at

Scholarship application form

The period for submitting applications for full scholarship is already closed.

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Accreditations & Partners


Los proyectos tienen como objetivo genérico conseguir un tejido empresarial más competitivo en el marco internacional.

Actuaciones subvencionadas:
  • Marketing Internacional: catálogos, promoción en internet (de julio a diciembre 2017)
  • Misión comercial a China (octubre 2017)
  • Participación Convención ACTFL (15-19 noviembre 2017)
  • Misión comercial a Japón diciembre 2017

Acciones cofinanciadas por el Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial de Castilla y León (ICE) y por Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

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