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Dear Colleague,
The Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese will be having its annual Gala on Saturday, April 16th at John Jay College.  
This year's gala will be dedicated to Guatemala.  There will be presentations on the country's history, culture and literature.  Our keynote speaker will be the Consul General Myriam De La Roca.
Teachers will be given PD credit certificates for their attendance.
There is more information about the gala and registration on the attached newsletter.
If you have any questions, kindly contact me at
Bernie López
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Announcements and Reminders




September 18, 2017

In This Issue

1. 2018 Conference - Call for Proposals

2. Next Executive Director Announcement

3. Hispania Editor Search 

4. New Website Page - Spanish and Portuguese in the World

5. Professional Opportunities

  • CIEB 2017
  • AHH Conference
  • Congreso Internacional de Lectura
  • On Spain



Click here to view all SHH merchandise available at the AATSP Store.


2017 Membership

Click here to join or renew online


Important Dates

AATSP Election: October 2-30, 2017

NSE Registration: November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

2018 Scholarships and Travel Stipends: Applications due by December 31, 2017

2018 Awards: Applications due by April 1, 2018





Salamanca, Spain
June 25--28, 2018

The AATSP Conference is a great opportunity to share your research or pedagogical strategies with your colleagues. We welcome language educators at all levels to submit a proposal.

Click here for more information about the conference strands, proposal types and to submit a proposal. Deadline to submit: Monday, November 6, 2017

Click here (PDF) for Frequently Asked Questions. These FAQs will be continually updated and provide information related to conference costs, location, sessions and workshops, and travel.

2018 AATSP Conference Theme
Looking Forward/Forward Looking: Spanish and Portuguese on the Move!




The Board of Directors of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheri Spaine Long as the next Executive Director of the Association. Sheri will assume the new position on July 1, 2018 after serving as Executive Director Designate during the transition period.

Click here for more information about the next Executive Director.



The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) seeks applications from qualified persons to serve as the next Editor of Hispania. Applications are due by October 15, 2017.

Click here (PDF) for more information about the position and application procedures.



The new AATSP Spanish and Portuguese in the World website page shares news, statistics, and reports related to the presence of both languages throughout the globe. Click here to obtain the slides and text of El español en el mundo, the popular plenary presentation given by Javier Serrano Avilés at the 2017 AATSP Conference.





La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y la Asociación Enseñanza Bilingüe organizan el IV Congreso Internacional de Enseñanza bilingüe en Centros Educativos (CIEB2017) que se celebrará en Madrid, en el Campus de Vicálvaro de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos los días 20, 21 y 22 de octubre de 2017.

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La Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH) tiene el honor de invitar a todas las personas interesadas en los estudios, la investigación y la difusión de las humanidades hispánicas al IX Congreso Internacional de la AHH que se celebrará en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Extremadura, campus de Cáceres, del 20 al 22 de junio de 2018 sobre el tema Aportaciones y retos de la tradición cultural hispánica en una sociedad global.

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Congreso Internacional Lectura 2018: Para leer el XXI «Se ha de conocer las fuerzas del mundo para ponerlas a trabajar» La Habana, Cuba, del 27 al 31 de marzo de 2018.

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OnSpain School acaba de inaugurar una web en la que los profesores de español pueden encontrar recursos y materiales para sus clases.

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John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, QC CUNY, New York

Società Dante Alighieri Roma, New York


October 27 & 28, 2017


John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 

25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor

New York, N.Y. 10036


Friday, October 27


10.30 – 12.00 pm Signing of agreement between the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Società Dante Alighieri. Opening a new Comitato Società Dante Alighieri in NYC 


2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Professional Development Workshop 


Lo sviluppo della produzione scritta 

Written Interpersonal and Interpretive Communication at High Schools and Colleges


The course aims to provide teachers with methodologies and techniques to properly develop the written competence in its various facets: realization of personal and professional letters, summaries, reports, interpreting of charts and graphs, also in the light of the new fields of its use provided by interactive and social technologies – mail, forum, chats, etc. 

The course is organized for both high school and college teachers, and addresses the issues of written communication at various levels of competence. The workshop will focus on the challenges posed by the evaluation process, both formative and summative, as well as certification, especially for Advanced Placement interpersonal and presentational writing skills exam.


02.00 pm  

Welcome and Course Registration

03.00 - 06.00 pm

Scrittura Creativa e Scrittura Collettiva: tecniche per lo sviluppo della competenza scritta e della consapevolezza metalinguistica in italiano LS

Silvia Giugni - Società Dante Alighieri

Barbara D’Annunzio - Società Dante Alighieri

06.30 – 07.30 pm

Special Event


Writing across Cultures. Expressing Identities through the Written Word. 

Talk with writers Amara Lakhous e Tiziana Rinaldi Castro. Moderated by Anthony J. Tamburri.



Saturday October 28


8.30 am


9.00 am - 01.00 pm

Reinforcing Writing  Skills Through the AP Course and Exam

Roberta Pennasilico (DoDEA Naples)

Mario Costa (LaGuardia HS, New York)



02.00 - 04.00

Teaching and Assessing Writing in Higher Education

Barbara Spinelli (Columbia University)

04.15 - 06.00


Dialoghi nelle storie: tecniche e strategie per scrivere dialoghi efficaci e autentici in italiano come lingua straniera

Silvia Giugni - Società Dante Alighieri

Barbara D’Annunzio - Società Dante Alighieri

06.00 - 06.15

Concluding Remarks



Registration is free. Just send an email to:

John D. Calandra Institute 

Queens College CUNY

25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036


Telephone #:(212) 642-2094




After the great success of his last Fall tour, I am pleased to  let you know that the French Singer Eric VINCENT will be back in the USA, next Fall, from October 2, until November 28, 2017, for a new tour on campuses. 


Good news ! We still propose our sharing receipts Formula, that allows you to host a concert without any financial risk.


Don't hesitate, book a date,  as soon as possible. I'll be pleased to give you all the details and to answer to any questions you may have about the organization of a concert. 


Enriching and fun for your students, this concert is always a success and a huge boost for the French program.  Check out the reviews written by teachers and students who have already attended a Eric Vincent concert at:


Eric is joining me to wish you a Happy New Year.


Marie Claude BARBIN



M A D U R A - 11 Bd de la Bastille 75012PARIS-Tel: 33(0)143074434
Eric VINCENT web site -
CDs on line at:


A fabulous opportunity for you and your students !  French singer/songwriter Eric Vincent ( will be performing in New-Jersey, this Fall: 
• on Monday October, 24th, 2016 at  Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 (sold out).
• on Tuesday October, 25th, 2016, at 10:00am Montgomery High School, 1016 Route 601, Skillman, NJ To attend this morning concert with your students, please contact Madame Nathalie Bogen <>


Eric Vincent concerts are a huge boost for the French program...enriching and fun… Check out reviews by teachers at:
If you are too far and want to host Eric for a superb concert at your own school or university, let me know, we still have October 20th, available. 
I'll be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the organization of a concert and I’ll give you all the details about our sharing receipts formula, that allows you to host a concert without any budget.  
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Marie-Claude BARBIN
Eric Vincent’s songs has been included in several major textbooks, most recently : 
"Discovering French Today": Blanc (Level 2) by Valette and Valette (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
"SAM Contacts: Langue et Culture Françaises, 9th edition" , by Valette and Valette (Heinle Cengage)
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M A D U R A - 11 Bd de la Bastille 75012PARIS-Tel: 33(0)143074434
Eric VINCENT web site -
CDs on line at: 

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