¡¡Bienvenidos al Ministerio de Educación! !
The Secretariat for the Implementation of Spanish or SIS was formed under Cabinet Directive on September 9th 2004 and formally launched on March 22nd 2005. It was formed as a unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is currently a division of the Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division.
The unit was specifically created to drive the Spanish as the First Foreign Language (SAFFL) initiative in Trinidad & Tobago’s bid (at that time) to host the headquarters of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Even though the FTAA did not come to pass, it was felt that increased trade, educational, cultural and business relations with our Spanish speaking neighbours of the south warranted a unit such as the SIS.
As such, the unit went on to drive the SAFFL initiative through various measures. The SIS is pleased to be part of the Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division and looks forward to enhancing the Ministry’s image and contributing to the long-term growth and development of the nation.
The SIS aims to continuously build an environment using creativity to enhance and stimulate interest and desire in learning “la lengua española” and about the regions dominated by this language. It is with great pleasure we welcome you to the Secretariat’s Homepage.
We invite you to make it one of your stops for information on learning and acquainting yourself with the Spanish language and the cultural ethos attached to the peoples and lands del idioma español. Remember… learning does not only take place in a classroom. Explore and have fun!