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The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), founded on 29 December 1917 in New York City as the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, is the leading language-specific professional association in the United States.

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History

The AATSP was the first association in the United States devoted to the study of a specific modern foreign language, pre-dating the AATI (1923), the AATF (1927), and the AATG (1927).

Mission statement

The Official Mission Statement of AATSP:[1]

Since its inception in 1917, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) has promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second-language study and supports projects to that end.

Activities

Among other activities, it organises the National Spanish Examinations and publishes its quarterly journal Hispania.[2]

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