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Nobel Prize Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Passed Away April 17

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.
Click here to read more on NPR's website.

2014 AATSP Awards

Deadline for applications for the 2014 AATSP Awards is approaching. Winners will receive recognition and an honorarium at the Annual Conference in Panama City, Panama.

Click here for more information and applications.
Deadline for Applications: Thursday, May 1, 2014

AATSP / Santillana USA Webinar


Current Topic: Reading in the K-12 World Language Classroom: Session 2

This is the second webinar in a series on reading. Participation in Session 1 is not mandatory in order to participate in Session 2.
Click here for more information and to register now. 
Deadline to register: Thursday, April 24 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

2014 Conference Registration

July 8 - 11, 2014
Panama City, Panama

Click here to register online and reserve your hotel room!

New Graduate Student Journal

The AATSP is pleased to announce the launch of its new graduate student journal, Spanish and Portuguese Review. We are searching for graduate student editors to serve as Associate Editors on the editorial board. Click here for a complete description of the application process. The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

March 2014 Issue of Hispania

The Editors invite you to read the March 2014 issue of Hispania, which, on top of our new, redesigned look, includes a guest column by Luis Hermosilla and articles on teacher efficacy and the National Spanish Examinations, Lorca’s puppet theater, and Marcelo del Río’s Proceso a Faubritten.  Click here to view the issue.

Sharon Ahern Fechter - April 2014 President's Message



Click here to read her second President's Message.


 AATSP Mission Statement

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions in other countries, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.

Approved by the Executive Council: 10-6-2010

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