Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Presentation of the VI Congress of the Spanish Language.

On October 20 Panama will host the VI International Congress of the Spanish Language (CILE), dedicated to "The Spanish in the book: the South Atlantic Ocean”
This is an important event to be attended by President of Panama and the King of Spain Juan Carlos, as well as, famous Writers and Scholars like Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Ramírez y Jorge Eduardo Ritter, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Juan Villoro, Alonso Cueto, Abel Posse y Rosa María Britton and others. The conference can also be accessed virtually on the internet by attendees and by interested persons.
This sixth edition is part of the International Conference sponsored by the Cervantes Institute, the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Association of Spanish Language Academies (ASALE), and the Government of Panama. The aim of this event is to reflect the current situation of Spanish language problems and strengthen the promotion and unity of language between citizens, institutions and governments. In addition there will be over two hundred Linguists and Academics from various countries including the Philippines, different states in the USA, Brazil, Japan, France, Italy and Portugal. Meetings are being organized between Ministers of Education and various Spanish speaking countries.
The conference is open to all persons who want to participate (with prior registration), so it will be a good opportunity for students and faculty of the University of Panama to join the event. This will be organized in two days, during which the public will be proposed various activities such as:
• Teacher training, to be held at the Escuela Normal Superior Juan Demóstenes Arosemena
• In addition, RAE y ASALE  will present the project Corpus of Spanish XXI Century 
(CORPES XXI), funded by the Bank of Santander and other academic portals providing new content and increased resources for those who speak Spanish as their first language.
• General Assembly of the International System of Certification of Spanish as a Foreign Language (SICELE), proposed by the Instituto Cervantes.
• Meeting to discuss future projects and outline future lines of work.
• Finally, it will discuss the theme that gives the name to the Congress: The book, i.e. everything that relates to communication, translation, the language checker, intellectual properties and copyrights among other.
It’s a perfect event for anyone who has a passion for Spanish!

Valeria, Intern in Tia Tula

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