is made possible through an existing agreement between the state of Washington and the kingdom of Spain. We supervise and implement several K-12 education programs that aim to further the understanding of the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture.
The 18th Annual Drawing and Literary Contest for K–12 Students of Spanish language closed on February 26. The 2016 theme related to a quote from Miguel de Cervantes’ master piece, “Don Quijote de la Mancha: Sancho, freedom is one of the most precious gifts that has been bestowed upon human beings.” Student artwork, prose, and poetry for each contest addressed this theme. The awards ceremony was held at the University of Washington on May 7.
- Elementary School—5 awards
- Middle School—5 awards
- High School—13 awards
The 19th Annual Drawing and Literary Contest will be announced in November 2016.
Highly-qualified teachers from Spain of both elementary and secondary education
can be hired through the school districts. These teachers are supported by
OSPI's International Education
Visiting and Exchange Teacher Program. If your district or school is
interested in applying or learning more, contact Ana Garcia de Jalon at
Learn more about this program (in Spanish).
Center for Spanish Studies at the UW
Situated at the University of Washington in Seattle, the
Center for Spanish Studies keeps a great deal of material related to the
Spanish language and the cultures of the countries that speak Spanish. The
Center also organizes activities for professional development for teachers of Spanish of all levels. All teachers of the state
of Washington are welcome to join in!
Grants for North American Language and Culture
Assistants in Spain
This program, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain, gives grants to
University graduates and undergraduates to spend an academic year in Spain
helping in English classes in schools all over the country.
Learn more about this program.
Language and Culture Assistants
Through this program, University graduates and undergraduates from Spain come
over for a school year to help in the class of Spanish in North American
How to apply and what to do.