Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad (SHA)

The Sociedad Hisánica de Amistad (SHA) is a society for Pre-K through 9th grade students of Spanish or Portuguese started by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Since students are beginning to study languages earlier than ever before, the AATSP established the society to encourage young students to study languages in the lower grades and beyond, as well as to promote ambassadorship, service to community, and service to school.

Benefits of an SHA Chapter

  1. Publicize your classes, department, and school by sponsoring a chapter of a national society for elementary and middle school students.
  2. Motivate students and increase enthusiasm for the language because they are engaged in interesting and fun projects.
  3. Extend your classroom to the school and community through your SHA activities.
  4. Link your chapter with others across the USA to share activities.
  5. Enhance student pride in the projects and in their membership.
  6. Increase the number of student that continue to study Spanish in high school.
  7. Participate in SHA contests for activity of the year.
  8. Advocate for early language instruction through successful chapter activities.

For more information visit SHA, or contact the AATSP