How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A first-of-its-kind national survey sought to examine the state of foreign language education in primary and secondary schools, but found a striking "lack of knowledge about foreign language teaching and learning."

Get to know this week's List for the week 21 ending on May 28th, 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 21 of 2017 (week ending 5/28/2017).

LIBER 2017 welcomes all sectors of the book trade

Organized by IFEMA and promoted by FGEE, to be held on October 4 to 6 in Pavilion 14 of the Madrid Trade Fair. Madrid, May 30, 2017.‐ Madrid once again will host the foremost international book event in Spanish with the celebration of the 35th edition of LIBER, International Book Fair, that, organized by IFEMA (International Madrid Fairs).

Odilo Press Release: Flood victims receive free eBooks

ODILO, the Spanish startup tech and eBook company, will provide all children in Peru with free technology due to the horrible floods that wreaked havoc there at the end of March 2017. ODILO allows for the management, distribution, consumption, auditing, and preservation of all types of digital content (eBooks, audio, video, images, documents, etc.).

Alberto Manguel wins the Formentor de las Letras Prize 2017, worth 50,000 euros

The author, essayist and director of the National Library of Argentina, was awarded in Spain with one of the most important prizes in the world, which only two Argentinians have won in the past: Jorge Luis Borges in 1961, joint with Samuel Beckett, and Ricardo Piglia in 2015.

America Reads Spanish newsletter is available online!

May's issue (2017) is now available with exciting news about America Reads Spanish!

How 'One Hundred years of Solitude' Has Shaped the World in 50 Years

Few novels have received such warm praise from politicians, writers, critics and artists as One Hundred Years of Solitude did in the 50 years since its publication. The family epic set in the fictitious Latin American village of Macondo touched lives across the globe, having sold around 50 million copies worldwide.

Dosdoce and Bookwire Chart ‘Soaring’ Ebook Sales in the Spanish Markets

Citing a 110-percent jump in digital book sales in Latin America and 41 percent digital growth in Spain, a new report sees digital as a key to the Spanish markets’ turnaround.

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