School Instructor Seminar in Batumi, Georgia

The Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA), and the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in collaboration with the Technical Committee of Monitors and Coaches (CTMYE) and the support of the Sports Council (CSD), as well as with the support of The Georgian Federation of Chess, in its commitment to bring chess to the entire educational community, has developed this Course for Docentes + School Instructor. 

Chess, as a multitude of studies have reflected, can be an educational tool of the first order. Empathy, socialization, respect for an adversary, concentration and decision-making are some of the aspects that help the work and the behavioural repertoire of students. 

The role of the teacher in the process of training young people represents a cardinal axis where different actors will influence future generations. The experiences in different territories of the Spanish state, where chess has been used well by the teaching staff, or by monitors trained in concepts of teaching and pedagogy, has shown a path full of hope. 

The course includes the basic knowledge that allows the teacher to organize a chess course in their classroom with the guarantees of a syllabus prepared by game-science professionals and psychologists and pedagogues with extensive teaching experience. 

The successful student obtains two degrees, one of the FEDA with the support of the CSD and another of FIDE (the School Instructor title). Information about this title can be seen in the following link as well as the many courses in this new modality carried out in Latin America and Spain 

Organized by: 

Spanish Chess Federation FEDA 

Ibero-American Chess Federation FIBDA 

FIDE - Chess in Schools Commission 

Place: Batumi, Georgia 

Date: From 24 to 27 September 

Number of hours: 15 hours 


September 24 from 15:00 to 19:00 (4 hours) 

September 25 from 15:00 to 19:00 (4 hours) 

September 26 from 15:00 to 19:00 (4 hours) 

September 27 from 15:00 to 18:00 (3 hours) 

Languages: Spanish, English 

Lecturers: Jose F. Suarez Roa (FIDE Senior Trainer), Kevin O'Connell (FIDE Senior Trainer) 

Registration Fee: 150.00 euros 

FIDE title fee: 50.00 euros 

Both fees must be paid before starting the course to the organizer. 

Registration email and questions:

To register, attach the completed Registration form (ALL DATA IS IMPORTANT) making sure to attach a 'passport-type' photo. 

Deadline for registration/payment: September 23 or all 30 places are taken. 

Qualification obtained: Two diplomas: 

1. Teaching Diploma (Docente de Ajedrez - level 1) of the FEDA. 

2. FIDE School Instructor title. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge of chess is needed to complete the course. Teaching experience is valued as much as any chess expertise or experience giving chess classes.) (ALL DATA IS IMPORTANT) making sure to attach a 'passport-type' photo.