Our school is also a founding member of the National Federation of Spanish Schools (www.fedelespain.com) of Spain, permanently in contact with the Cervantes Institute (www.cervantes.es) and with all the official branches of the Spanish government.
The FEDELE was founded on the initiative of the regional associations of AEEA (Andalusia), Castile and León, and Madrid. The Basque associations "Catalonia and OLE" and "Español en Andalusia" (Andalucía) were incorporated afterwards. Other regions, such as Valencia, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands are working on setting up similar associations which, once consolidated, can also become full members of FEDELE.
One of the main objectives of FEDELE is to represent the second language Spanish teaching sector in negotiations with the Spanish government. Another is to defend the commercial and professional interests of the member schools. FEDELE is permanently in contact with the Cervantes Institute, the ministries of Education and Culture, the Spanish Tourism Institute (TURESPAÑA), and the Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX).
FEDELE also hopes to create a standard of Spanish education regulating the academic activity of centers dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.