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Tensions in Teaching Spanish

Ann Abbott sees tensions in Spanish programs that cannot holdIn one of my roles as a director of Undergraduate Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), I work closely with our advisor, I speak directly with potential students and their parents, and I am on our department’s...

Late-Learner Bilinguals Perform Similar to Native Speakers

A new study, titled “Late Bilinguals Are Sensitive to Unique Aspects of Second Language Processing: Evidence from Clitic Pronouns Word-Order” asked whether English speakers who become highly proficient at a late age in Spanish could understand grammatical constructions that are present in Spanish but not in...

Netflix Unveils New Spanish-Language Mexican Drama

Netflix has just released its new Spanish-language series, Ingobernable. Netflix has had its fair share of success recently in the Spanish-language department, most notably the 2015 Spanish-language drama Narcos, a crime drama filmed in Colombia that follows the story of drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar. Narcos was wildly successful...

Spanish Film Festival in Prague

From documentaries and horror films to coming-of-age dramas, La Película has something for everyone. The festival, organized by Cervantes Institute, the Spanish embassy in Prague, and Světozor cinema, takes place in Kino Světozor in Prague Feb. 14-19, Brno cinema in Scala Feb. 16-19, Minikino in Ostrava Feb. 20-22, and Bio Central in Hradec Králové Feb. 20-24. According to organizers,...

Washington Study Sheds Light on ELL Advanced Course Enrollment

Education Northwest along with the Institute of Education Sciences and Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest analyzed the patterns of advanced coursework among Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary/home...

South Korean Film Translated into English and Spanish Remakes

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CJ Entertainment announced on Monday that the South Korean film Miss Granny will receive remakes in English and Spanish. Tyler Perry Studios’ 34th Street Films will co-produce the U.S. version. The movie has already been remade into six Asian languages. The South Korean comedy-drama is about a woman in her 70’s who mysteriously finds herself in the body of...

Democrat Nixes Florida Spanish Debate

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A planned, televised U.S. Senate debate between Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and Democratic candidate, Rep. Patrick Murphy, has been canceled because Murphy would not agree to debate in Spanish. According to an email from Univision Miami, a Spanish-language broadcaster, Rubio wanted to debate in Spanish, but Murphy’s team would only agree to a debate in English with dubbing in Spanish...

Invitation to Valencia: U.S. Agents/Spanish Teachers/Professors

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The Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles, along with the Valencia Tourism Board and Fedele (Spanish Federation of Associations of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) are looking for 8 US agents that sell Spanish language courses in the US or Spanish Teachers/ Professors to join a complimentary familiarization trip to Valencia Region , Spain from Sunday...

Ten Spanish Words That Come From Africa

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African culture and language has had a massive influence over Latin American, South American, Caribbean, and other Spanish-speaking countries not only culturally (from Samba to carnivals), but also linguistically. Language Magazine rounded up ten Spanish words that come from African roots. Marimba–a cognate that refers to a beating in the southern cone of South America. Mucama–used for maid or...

Early Spanish Learning Leads to Better English

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Preschool skills are transferred from one language to the other New research from the University of Missouri shows that Spanish-speaking preschoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of Spanish letters and numbers. In another study, the researcher found that behavior traits play a role in English learning. These findings suggest that early education...