Conferences and lectures are necessary to provide an enriching, interesting and entertaining teaching, since they can motivate educators and give them new perspectives. 

Our teachers attend and participate in several national and international educational conferences and events. Some of them are held at Casa Convalescència, where UAB Languages Barcelona is located.



LABERINTOS 4th edition - June 1st 2019

Conference on teaching and learning languages 
In collaboration with Editorial Difusión and Campamento Norte
Download the programme and registration procedure. 
UAB Idiomas Barcelona will host the third edition of Laberintos, conference for language teachers started in October 2015. This year, this new event aimed at professionals of teaching and language learning is being organised in collaboration with Editorial Difusión and Campamento Norte. Laberintos 4 will take place on June 1st 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm in Casa Convalescència, Hospital Sant Pau.   

The event will be divided into two parts and four conferences, held by four speakers: 

9.15 am Welcome

9.30 am Laberinto 1

Gramática cognitiva en el aula de ELE, ¿quién dijo miedo?
Meritxell Muñoz,teacher at UAB Idiomas Barcelona, will give us a cognitive approach to Grammar teaching. 

Variar sin vacilar: un modelo de lengua en el aula de ELE
Sergio Troitiño, digital editor at Editorial Difusión, will deal with lexical teaching, by using different materials. 

11.30 am Coffee break 

12 pm Laberintos 2

En redes y a lo loco
José Luis Espinosa, teacher and academic coordinator at UAB Idiomas Barcelona, will present different social media activities. 

1 pm
Creación de materiales: de la reflexión a la acción
Ana Aristu, trainer at Campamento Norte and teachet at UAB Idiomas Barcelona, will lead a workshop on creating your own meaningful and effective teaching materials.

Registration open until May 30th. Price: 30€
Download the programme and registration procedure. 


UAB Languages Barcelona, Casa Convalescència, will host once again the TESOL-SPAIN Regional Event on Friday 19th May 2017. 

UAB Languages Barcelona have been specialists in teaching senior students (students over 50 years old) for over 10 years. We now have around 200 senior students in more than 15 groups and our teachers presenting the TESOL Reginal event, Mark McKinnon and Kieran Donaghy, are experts in the field of life long language learning. They are language teachers of senior students, teacher trainers and materials writers, who both present at international conferences.     

Kieran Donaghy will give an overview on older learners, their reasons for studying a foreign language, the benefits of learning a foreign language for seniors, myths about seniors, and how teachers can adapt methodology and learning space to meet the needs of older students. Mark McKinnon will focus on how teachers can adapt methodology and materials to maximise senior learning and build trust between the teacher and students. 

You can download the TESOL_SPAIN Regional Event programme

Please, register to confirm your attendance by filling in one online registration form:

Registration form for TESOL-SPAIN members

Registration form for TESOL-SPAIN non-members