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Weekly Highlights: March 1-7

We have gathered the latest information on what is important to you.

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.

- Vista Higher Learning participates in many conferences in March. We hope to see you there!

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!

- Free Thèmes webinar! Register today for this free, 45-minute webinar about all aspects of our AP® French Language and Culture program.

- Stay tuned by following us on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming contest and sweepstakes!

Good reads:

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

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.

Check out how these students ‪#‎LiveLanguage‬ at the 38th annual Volusia County World Language Festival.

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Las Fallas: As Told By Finger Puppets

The U.S. does some pretty amazing fireworks during the 4th of July, but those don’t quick stack up to what Valencia, Spain does during March 15th-19th– Las Fallas! It is, quite literally, an explosive festival! Although the exact origin of Las Fallas is a bit foggy, some say that it was originally a version of Spring cleaning. Watch the video to learn more!

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Thinking Differently

Food for thought: does the language we speak shape the way we think and express ourselves? For instance, German natives associate keys with more tough, hard, and heavy adjectives, while Spanish speakers see them as more delicate and lovely. Intrigued? Click below to read more.