Culture

Begin from Within

Students will gain the benefits of a culturally competent teacher who is racially informed. If teachers recognize how oppression and systemic racism work and if they look through a racial lens in their work,...

Spanish through Music & Friendship in Tijuana

Univoice Corporation, the developer of a language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, has started its first learning class in Tijuana, Mexico. This inaugural class focuses on teaching Spanish to English speakers in...

Controversy over USC Professor for Using Chinese Expression

A USC Professor is under fire for using a Chinese expression that sounds like an English-language slur. The professor, who was suspended, came under fire from a group of students who wrote a letter...

Spanish-Language Cuban Radionovelas to Be Digitized

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Cuba exported more Spanish-language daytime and nighttime radio shows than any other nation in the Spanish-speaking world. When Cuban immigrants landed in Miami post-revolution, they began creating their...

Celebrate Mother Language Day!

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated on 21 February every year, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible...

Losing Your Language in Prison

Listen to the story by pressing play below.  Your browser does not support the audio element.   With languages it’s often said that if you don’t use it you lose it. San Quentin Radio and NPR present...

Miami Herald’s Spanish-Language Newspaper Causes Controversy Over Anti-Semitic Insert, Editor Resigns

This week, editors at The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language cohort, El Nuevo Herald, apologized to readers over a Spanish-language insert that said American Jews support "thieves and arsonists" and compared Black Lives Matter...
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French Cinema on Demand

TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers...

Voter Registration Campaign Poder 2020 launches

Poder Latinx, a civic and social justice organization working to build political empowerment in the Latinx community, announced today an initiative called Poder 2020, a voter registration campaign targeting 18-35 year-old Latinx voters. At a press conference...

Baby Talk Works

The more baby talk (e.g., words that repeat themselves, like choo-choo, or diminutives, like bunny or Mommy) that babies are exposed to, the quicker they grasp language, according to a new study at Scotland’s...
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