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Dreaming of Words

Dreaming of Words had its world premiere at the International Mother Language Day celebrations organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and the Ministry of Education (India) in partnership with UNESCO.This...

Spanish Media Denied Comment in Wake of School Massacre

Texas law enforcement ended a long press conference on the Robb Elementary School massacre without taking a single question from Spanish-language media. Speakers of Spanish make up around 30% of Texas’s population, and in...

Puerto Rican Writer Braschi Wins Spanish Award

The North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) has bestowed its 2022 Enrique Anderson Imbert Award upon the renowned Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi. This national award recognizes those who have made sustained...

How Gender Bends Meaning

English does not have grammatical gender—nouns are not classified as “masculine” or “feminine” as they are in other European languages. But we do have words that denote gender, like man or girl. There is...

Spanish Ballots ‘Critical for Democracy’

As voting rights and voter suppression have become hot topics in Washington, the lack of multilingual ballots in some parts of the US is a cause for concern. Spanish and other non-English ballots are not...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 9: Over-Reliance on One Method

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 9 In the last volume of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, the story of “a man and his cow” in Rumi’s “Masnavi-e-Manavi” is discussed. This is the story of...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Misscaffolding

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 8 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6 here In this eighth volume, the story of “a policeman and...

Leading the Dance

Many years ago, I was asked to be the advisor for the Spanish Club at my university, and I accepted with pleasure, since our club is also a departmental club. I came up with...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 7: Operational Definition

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 7 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6 here In the seventh part of Rumi in the Language Classroom,...

After Whiteness

From the canon to hiring practices to the classroom, we would be speaking about an entirely different field of...
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