Advisory Board Spokesperson. Inspections and catalogue evaluation: Prof. Dr. Antonio Juárez Medina was born in the province of Granada (Spain). He studied political science, economics, history and romance philology in Paris, Strasbourg, Madrid and Bamberg (doctorate 1986).
Since September 1991 he has been a professor in the Department of Spanish for Business and Tourism (linguistics, cultural studies, political science, social studies, tourism and economic geography of the Spanish-speaking world) at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences. Prof. Dr Juárez-Medina teaches at several different universities and educational organisations, e.g. in Germany, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, France, Italy and the UK. He was a co-founder of the research group SLEST (Standard Linguistico Europeo per il Settore Turistico, Rome).
He has been a member of the FDSV’s Scientific Advisory Board since 2007. In this role, he evaluates the language tours and courses offered by the FDSV members and their partner schools to verify compliance with the European standard EN 14804. Since 2012 he has also been responsible for coordinating the annual “language-stay analysis” of the Association of German Language-Tour Operators (FDSV), Berlin.