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2015 CODiE Awards

We are honored to announce that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected Portales to be a finalist in both the Best Postsecondary Learning Solution and Best Virtual Learning Solution categories in the 2015 CODiE Awards.

The Best Postsecondary Learning Solution category recognizes the best broad-based, multi-disciplinary teaching solution for curricula and content that is specifically targeted toward students in college (graduate and undergraduate).

The Best Virtual Learning Solution category recognizes the educational solution that best delivers course support, full courses, or degree programs online, in either subscription-based or massive, open environments.

Portales is an innovative introductory Spanish program, created especially for online or hybrid courses for higher education. This program brings together Vista Higher Learning’s expertise in language instruction and online learning. It also provides quality, well-tested curricula instructors need to create effective online or hybrid Spanish courses that deliver a rich, engaging experience for students. To learn more about Portales, visit

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Weekly Highlights: March 22-28

Vista Higher Learning updates:

- Become a Supersite power user! Attend a training session to get to know the Supersite. See the Full Training Schedule and attend the session that is right for you.

- Announcing a new lower price for the Descubre, ©2014, Level 1  &  Aventuras, 4th Edition Practice Partner Apps! Now $3.99.

We’re Hiring! Vista Higher Learning is looking for employees that share a passion for languages and a desire for lifelong learning.

- Teaching an online or hybrid introductory Spanish course has never been easier with Portales. Get trial access and explore today! Intro. Spanish Instructors: check your mailbox for our Portales brochure.

- Free Thèmes webinar! Register today for this free, 45-minute webinar about all aspects of our AP® French Language and Culture program. Watch a recording of the webinar at your leisure.

- Stay tuned by following us on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming contest and sweepstakes! An subscribe to receive our emails to have the gift of world languages delivered to your inbox.

In the news:

In the news: Businesswire
“Vista Higher Learning Launches Innovative, Online Spanish Language Program to Help College Students Communicate across Cultures”

Portales was included in the Mediaplanet’s #HigherEducation campaign! Learn more about the many benefits available to those seeking further education that will either advance an existing career, help explore new occupations or provide opportunities for younger students.

Congratulations to Parthena Draggett, OFLA’s Nominee for Central States Teacher of the Year & co-author of Temas & Thèmes! Read more.

Congratulations to Linda Zins-Adams on her new role as SCOLT President! We know you will have a great year.

“Reading Comprehension: Our Brains Sees Familiar Words As Pictures, Not Individual Letters ” Read more.

“Love of languages translates into fast-growing career” Read more.

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Portales and Mediaplanet: Higher Education

We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Higher Education campaign with Portales in which the industry united to raise awareness about the benefits of advancing one’s education. The campaign aims to educate millions about our rapidly changing education environment, and the opportunities available for the non-traditional student as well as the “new majority”, who are working adults, full time parents, or active members of our armed forces. As education has become more accessible, affordable, and immediately beneficial, we now have the ability to learn at our own convenience. The campaign was distributed through USA Today on March 27th, 2015 and is published online. Learn more.