IMAGINATION IS THE SOURCE OF EVERY FORM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
CIAM emerged as a result of the ideas of a group of people with wide national and international professional experience, who wanted to create a reference center in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in Soria. They were sure that this city is the perfect place to learn Spanish and reach a total immersion in the life and culture of our country, given its location, its literary history, its rich and clear Spanish, its extraordinary historic, artistic and natural heritage, and its cultural and university dynamism. They had the support of the Duques de Soria Foundation, which is an institution with invaluable experience in the promotion of the Spanish language, culture and science. The headquarters of the Foundation, the Convento de la Merced, was chosen as the location of CIAM.
José María García Hernández
J. Á. González Sainz
GREAT THINGS ARE NEVER DONE BY ONE PERSON
At CIAM we are all part of the teaching team, although some of us have also management and direction tasks at the center. We are united by the shared interest in the teaching of the Spanish language and culture. We are Doctors and graduates with solid backgrounds in teaching Spanish. We share professional experiences of teaching Spanish in very different contexts and levels. We have worked with different students, from young students to teachers of Spanish as a second language. But above all, we are united by the commitment to the humanistic and educational value of our project. We believe, as Kant says, that only through education man can become man.
"A great teacher is a great artist [...]
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since its medium is the human mind and spirit”