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California Can Lead the Country in English-Learner Education

While the leadership in Washington D.C. has focused on divisive nationalist rhetoric and fear-based anti-immigrant policies, Californians have chosen a path forward that builds on the state's assets found in its diverse population.

The REFORMA Oregon issue of the OLA Quarterly is now available

The theme for this issue is REFORMA Oregon Chapter. The Guest Editor for this issue is Martin Blasco. From Martin's introduction: "REFORMA Oregon, as a chapter of the national organization and as a round table of OLA, is open to anyone who works or would like to work with Latinos, or is interested in learning about this community.”

The Scholarly Publishing Sector Claims Its Role In The Country's Scientific Production

The first report on the Spanish scholarly publishing is presented in Madrid.This study, the most complete carried out in Spain on the scholarly publishing sector, makes a global analysis of the academic edition through aspects that are directly or indirectly linked to the quality and transparency of publications.

Get to know this week's List for the week 20 ending on May 21st, 2017

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS), present the free weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US market for week 20 of 2017 (week ending 5/21/2017).

Get to know Traviesa, a bilingual, online literary magazine featuring contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers.

Founding co-editors Rodrigo Fuentes and Rodrigo Hasbun have put together an interesting lineup of contributors in the short time they’ve been publishing Traviesa, including several writers mentioned in posts here, such as Andrés Barba, Mario Bellatín, and Horacio Castellanos Moya.

The Madrid Book Fair begins for it’s 76th year with Portugal as the country of honour

May 23rd, 2017
“We are certain that this will be a good fair, although, as always, we send out this message of optimism and confidence from a position of caution” said Manuel Gil, the new director of the fair replacing Teodoro Sacristán, at the press conference held at the event’s presentation.

Where they stand now: Spanish University Programs and Courses taught in English

Although Spain is lagging behind in bilingualism and it is private institutions that have made the most progress in that regard, public universities are now expanding their offerings. Spanish academia finds it hard to be polyglot. Despite the recognized need for attracting international students, courses and programs in English are still limited.

The journalist Sonsoles Ónega wins the 22nd Lara Fernando Prize for Fiction

“The novel Después del amor todo son palabras (After Love There’s Only Words), set during the Civil War, tells the story of a victim of the misogynistic society of that time, a woman who dares to ask for a divorce in order to follow her Republican lover into exile.

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