The Spanish Convention is an annual event organized by the Spanish Program at the Department of Modern Languages & Classics (MLC) and the Federación de los Círculos del Español de Alabama (FCEA). The Spanish Convention brings together Alabama high school Spanish clubs for a fun day of competitions and events every spring. All students participate in a variety of activities, ranging from linguistic, literary and cultural elements of the Hispanic world.

The Spanish Program is proud to host the Spanish Convention, as it is an exceptional way for the University of Alabama to reach students throughout the state and provide them the opportunity to engage with the language they love. High school students have the opportunity to see campus life and earn prizes in competitions, including artwork, theater and talent, literary recitation, sight reading, and multiple levels of grammar and vocabulary. At the same time, this event allows high school students to experience a glimpse of the educational, social and professional opportunities they can take advantage of if they choose to pursue their higher education at our institution.

You can find the Spanish Convention program at this link.

In order to register with UA, please fill in this PDF form and email it to spanishconvention@ua.edu. Please keep in mind your school also needs to register with the FCEA.

Event participation varies, but attendance has remained strong every year! If you have questions about the date, location, logistics or registration with UA for this year’s Spanish Convention, please contact us at spanishconvention@ua.edu. For specific details about the competition, its requirements and registration with the FCEA, please visit their website linked above, or contact their president directly at fceapresidente@gmail.com.

Here are some pictures from the most recent Spanish Convention:

There’s a rich history of varied Spanish Convention coordinators here at the University of Alabama. Here are a few of them:

SC20!
Incoming Coordinator: Dr. Micah McKay
Outgoing Coordinator: Dr. Xabier Granja

SC19!
Standing Coordinator: Dr. Xabier Granja

SC18!
Incoming Coordinator: Dr. Xabier Granja
Outgoing Coordinator: Drs. Ana Corbalán & Erin O’Rourke

2017 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Drs. Ana Corbalán & Erin O’Rourke

2016 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Dr. Karina Vázquez

2015 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Dr. Karina Vázquez

2014 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Drs. Sarah Moody & Erin O’Rourke

2013 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Drs. Sarah Moody & Erin O’Rourke

2012 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Drs. Connie Janiga-Perkins, Sarah Moody & Erin O’Rourke

2011 Spanish Convention
Standing Coordinator: Dr. Ignacio Rodeño