¡Bienvenidos al Ministerio de Educación Superior y Evaluación de Competencias!
Welcome and Greetings from the Secretariat for the Implementation of Spanish (SIS)
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 Tertiary Education and Skills Training.
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.
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!