News and Events

Upcoming events of interest to our constituency are below. For detailed information keep scrolling! 

  • EXPO February 22nd
  • Instagram contest happening now! 
  • Poster Contest local entries due to Kerry Kettering-Goens by March 9th
  • Dinner with local colleagues. Practice your Spanish or Portuguese. Save the Date: March 13th. XOLO Tacos (14th North Merion Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA) $25 per person, cash bar. 

EXPO 2020


Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter 051 of

The American Association of the Teachers of Spanish and

Invites you and your students to the Eighth Annual
Oral Proficiency Expo, an event that will give students the opportunity to display their
speaking abilities in Spanish. The Expo is NOT a competition of
school against school but rather a collaborative experience.

– Teachers who are members of our chapter may bring a TOTAL of 6
students from any level: 01, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Honors, AP, and Level 5.
– Participants must be students who learned Spanish in the classroom.

Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 8:30 Registration
Cost: $5.00 per student if your school did not take the NSE (National Spanish Exam)

Location: The Haverford School (Upper School)
450 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Registration Deadline: February 14th, 2020

ACTFL guidelines – experienced judges – great prizes
Music, dancing, and MORE!
Check – in 8:00 – 8:30
Welcome 8:30 – 8:45
Preparation 8:45 – 9:15
Presentations 9:15 – 10:00
Entertainment 10:00 – 11:30
Awards and Lunch. 11:30 – 12:00

A waiting area will be available for teachers and parents.

Note: Teachers, if you are interested in attending but cannot bring/send
students please join us anyway and help with judging or supervising.
*Contact Kerry Kettering-Goens at with any questions.

Check us out on Instagram at : aatsp_pa051

Current competition: Día del Amor y de la Amistad

We have  contests coming up. Share pictures of your classroom decorations and displays (without students) to Instagram. Use the hashtag aatsp051. You can also email them to We will send gift cards to the winners of our classroom decoration contest.

2020 Poster Contest

Español y Portugués para un mundo multilingüe y multicultural

Espanhol e Português para um mundo multilíngue e multicultural

Each year the AATSP sponsors the Poster Contest that is open to K–12 Spanish and Portuguese students whose teachers are current AATSP members. You can compete nationally and locally. Our chapter will have a contest and you can compete with students in our local area and get chapter prizes. We will then forward our winners to the national. For information on the contest please follow the link below. We also have the student information form for you to complete with your submissions.

AATSP Poster Contest 2020


Deadline for posters: postmarked by March 9th.

Please remit to:

Kerry Kettering-Goens

The Haverford School 450 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA. 19041

Digital submissions go to


The AATSP Poster Contest:

  • Is an excellent project for Hispanic Heritage Month and world language celebrations
  • Encourages cross-curriculum collaboration (social studies, art, and technology)
  • Verbalizes appreciation for other languages and cultures
  • Promotes creative thinking
  • Celebrates visual learners
  • Celebrates artistic expression
  • Is a great program-advocacy tool
  • Is an excellent way to engage the enthusiasm of our students!