Metro Manila · Dia del Libro 2014 (April 26)
The International Book Day is the annual holiday for all the bookworms around the globe. If you love literature and poetry, do not miss the Dia del Libro, a book fair and cultural event organized by the Instituto Cervantes!
The Dia del Libro not only features a book market but also poetry recitals, music performances, free Spanish language tests and classes, and Spanish movies in the afternoon.
The International Book Fair is actually on April 23, but the Spanish language and culture institute Instituto Cervantes moved the Dia del Libro to Saturday in order to allow more people to attend the event. Click here for impressions of last year's Dia del Libro.
When & Where
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 am to 6 pm
Instituto Cervantes, 855 Kalaw Avenue, Manila City
Schedule of the Dia del Libro 2014:
10:00 Welcome and opening remarks.
Early birds will receive as a welcome gift a rose and a book (while supply lasts). Do not miss it, there will be lots of books for everyone!
10:00 to 17:15 Contests
Over the next few days until April 23 there will be two competitions: recite a poem and sing a song. The winner should be the one who has received the most number of likes on Facebook . At 2:00 pm on 26 April, the awards ceremony will be held.
10:10 -7:00 Book sale
Once again the traditional book market is held, this time by local libraries.
Class Demo 10:30
Want to learn Spanish? Attend the free demo class offered for beginners.
11:00 What is DELE ?
Introduction to Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE ), official qualifications accrediting the levels of competence and command of the Spanish language, issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.
11:15 Presentation of the AVE
Introduction to Spanish Virtual Classroom (AVE), an online learning environment created by the Instituto Cervantes for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and to provide training for teachers.
12:00 to 14:00 - Diagnostic test
During the day this tests will be given free of charge. Note: for a maximum period of two hours, allowing approximately 6 people. It will be held in strict order of arrival.
1:30 to 14:00 Class Demo
Want to learn Spanish? Attend the free class demostration offered for beginners.
2:00 Children's Cinema : Copito de Nieve
5:00 Film : Carmina o revienta