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The Power of Sports Fiction (and the Importance of Being Impeccable)

Fiction can take what seem to be ordinary situations and show us how important they can be. This one definitely changed my life for the better. The novel was a baseball story, one of several written by John R. Tunis based on a mythical Brooklyn Dodgers team. The episode I describe and discuss here is from The Keystone Kids...

Indigenous Taíno of Puerto Rico Take Their Fight to the UN

Puerto Rican Taíno representatives recently attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York to call attention to their situation.“If we’re not getting visibility or any kind of recognition at the national level, we have no choice but to take it outside and try to build that visibility for our people,” said R. Múkaro Agüeibaná...

Using Comics to Teach

Over the past two centuries, as the world has benefited from globalization, the US has evolved as a monolingual country. I am currently in my fourteenth year of teaching French, and for me, the goal of language acquisition is to develop communicative, multilingual...

AATSP-Florida to Host First Annual Conference Sep. 1-3

On September 1-3, the Florida chapter of the AATSP will host its first annual conference. The theme is "Valuing Our Roots and Building Our Future." The conference will feature workshops and sessions as well as prize drawings, a mercado de pulgas ("flea market"), and a gala with banquet dinner. Attendees are encouraged to dress as a famous Hispanic person...

August Preview: Reflections of War Initiative (ROW)

Look out for Julian McBride’s article outlining the African influences on our very own Latin alphabet in our upcoming August issue! Julian is the founder and director of the Reflections of War Initiative (ROW), an anthropological NGO which aims to tell the stories of the victims of war through art therapy. As a former Marine himself, he uses this technique not...

References Medina Aug 2022

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Reading Resources

World of ReadingFor over 30 years, World of Reading has offered hundreds of readers in a variety of languages—from Albanian to Vietnamese—from publishers worldwide. They have readers for preschool- and elementary school–aged children, middle school, high school, college, and even modern and classic adult fiction.They offer bilingual readers as well as readers only in the target language in both...

The Endangered Language Alliance

In the realm of K–12 pedagogy, “ELA” stands for English language arts. In New York City, another ELA is worthy of recognition.The Endangered Language Alliance, a nonprofit founded in 2010 by Daniel Kaufman, Juliette Blevins, and Bob Holman (two linguists and...

Collaborative Planning: Never Having to Go It Alone

This experience gave me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues I don’t usually get the opportunity to work with, and we were able to support and help each other to get through the first couple of weeks while we were still getting used to the online learning platforms.Anonymous survey response Online learning has allowed me more time to collaborate with...

Huge Spanish Streaming Service Launches Vix

On the last day of March, TelevisaUnivision launched Vix and Vix Plus—a two-tier, macro-scale Spanish-language streaming service with more than 50,000 hours of content across all genres for users in the US, Mexico, and Latin America, marking the first big move since the two media giants merged.As the latest Spanish-only streaming service, Vix joins Pantaya and a slew of...
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