Howard Mancing, a professor at the College of Liberal Arts, discovered his love for Spanish in high school. He has become an expert and written numerous literary works pertaining to “Don Quixote.”
The Park City School District offers Dual Immersion at four elementary schools. The district sees the program as an opportunity to improve students' college and job opportunities and parents across the district have decided to take advantage of the opportunity, so much so that there is a waiting list for students to be accepted into dual immersion in first grade.
It all started by publishing accounting books, back in 1923, but its founder, José Zendrera soon distinguished himself as a great and pioneering editor, being the first to publish pocket paperbacks in his country, and focusing on children's and young adult literature. In this exclusive interview for ARS, Marta Calvo spoke to Luis Zendrera, CEO of Editorial Juventud and grandson of its founder.
The Peruvian novelist was unanimously selected as the recipient of this year's Cadiz Cortes Ibero-American Freedom Prize for his "untarnished defense of liberty, both of the press and in politics, and his efforts to maintain the perfection of the Spanish language through his literature," according to a statement from the city of Cadiz.
During the event, organized by America Reads Spanish, the panelists talked about trends, the effect of ebooks and the surge in self-publishing. Also, about the different niches, such as educational and the religious market, and what is needed to continue to develop fiction written in the U.S. within that market. The moderator, Miami-based award-winning novelist Anjanette Delgado talked to ARS about the roundtable and her upcoming projects.
To get into Florida colleges and universities, you have to have studied —or speak— a second language. But Florida students don’t have to take foreign language classes to graduate from high school. So in a part of the state where most families already speak a second language, one school is leaning on parents to make sure their children stay bilingual.
The exhibit “Imagining La Florida,” open through Feb. 23 in the Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, traces the colonization of Florida from the arrival of Ponce de Leon through the founding of St. Augustine. It is organized and funded by the Spanish cultural agency Acción Cultural Española.
Adan Griego, from Stanford University Libraries, recounts his experiences at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. New? An activity space dedicated to e-books, the evident presence of independent publishers, and an exhibits of handcrafted books. Plus the fair's conferences and events.
Luis Arizaleta asks on his piece “Literatura digital de calidad para educar la afición a leer” if screen monitor proliferation is compatible with quality reading. In this context of change, which is leading to new devices, the Akobloom project aims to create love of reading through book selection to be read on screen. The article was published by “Peonza” magazine
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