Publication of the new Informe del Observatorio/Observatorio Report by Francisco Moreno-Fernández “Lexical Geography of U.S. Spanish. About Anglicism.”

The Informes del Observatorio/Observatorio Reports are a free bilingual publication, and they are accesible through the website of the Observatory of the Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

HACU hosts Congressional HSI Caucus briefing with members of Congress

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) convened a Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus briefing on October 4, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The focus of the briefing is to inform policy makers and their staffs about the value and impact of HSIs while encouraging more members of Congress to join the HSI Caucus.

Early Bilingualism Helps With Learning Languages Later in Life, Study Shows

Bilingual people may be better equipped to learn new languages than those who only speak one language, according to a study published in the academic journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. The research points to a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.

The Benefits of Reading in Spanish

Top 5 Easy-to-read Spanish Books for Spanish Learners. Know that feeling of satisfaction when you finally begin a conversation in Spanish?. Have you experienced the pleasure of understanding movies or songs in Spanish?. Or do you finally understand who’s dating who in the dramatic world of telenovelas?

A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates

Educators believe teaching in two languages can be key to student success. When the Boston Public Schools opened the Margarita Muñiz Academy in 2012, it was a first-of-its-kind dual-language high school meant to address issues faced by the city’s growing Hispanic population.

Transparency as a major ally in the audiovisual adaptation of literary works

Even though it seems that almost all films that make it to the movie theaters are based on previously published books, the adaptation of literary works is still a road that offers plenty of room for exploration. While in the United States 70 percent of feature-length movies are adaptations of novels, in Spain that percentage stops at 8 percent, well behind France (30 percent) and Latin America (8 to 10 percent).

Maria Fasce will replace Silvia Querini at the helm of Lumen

Lumen, one of the many editorial labels of the Penguin Random House group, recently announced in a memo that their editorial director Silvia Querini will be replaced on January of next year by the Argentinian Maria Fasce.

Antonio García Teijeiro, National Prize of Literature for Children and Young Adults

The Galician writer has received the prize thanks to 'Poemar o mar' (Poetry or The Sea), the collection of poems with which he has brought to a conclusion his trilogy on the sea, and which has been illustrated by Xan López Domínguez.

Impressive growth in e-books sale for Latin America and Spain

What follows is a preliminary glance at the main conclusions of the third edition of the “Bookwire Report on the evolution of e-book sales in Latin America and Spain," prepared by in collaboration with, ....

Argentinian Mariano Quirós wins the Tusquets Prize for Best Novel

Argentinian writer Mariano Quirós (1979) was the winner of the XIII Tusquets Editores Prize for Best Novel of 2017. A jury led by Juan Marsé and composed of Almudena Grandes, Antonio Orejudo, Daniel Ruiz García (the previous year’s winner) and publisher Juan Cerezo decided by a majority vote to award the prize to Una casa junto al Tragadero (A house next to the Tragadero).

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