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2019: Year of ‘Spanish Language’

Last month, Spain’s culture minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo told Congress that, as part of the...

Spanish with a Mayan Touch

Language Magazine explores tempting immersion Spanish programs in the diverse landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala MEXICO Lengua & Cultura Spanish School Lengua & Cultura is a Spanish School in Mexico City that offers a full immersion program....

Spain Recognizes Ladino as Spanish

More than half a millennium after most Jews were expelled from the country in 1492, Spain is officially recognizing their language, Ladino, as a type of Spanish.In Madrid last month, the Royal Spanish Academy...

13 Million Brits Plan to Learn Spanish in 2018

According to a poll recently released by the British Council, one out of every five UK adults (about 13 million people) said they plan to learn another language as a New Year’s resolution, while...

The Future of Spanish and Hispanic Media in the U.S.

Does one have to speak Spanish to be considered Hispanic or Latino in the U.S.? What is the role of Hispanic media in the country which elected Donald Trump a year ago? How important...
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Spanish Media Lacking Diversity

GLAAD, the pressure group for acceptance of the LGBTQ community, has released its second annual Spanish-language media report, Still Invisible/Todavía invisibles (https://www.glaad.org/stillinvisible-todaviainvisible). The bilingual report analyzes the LGBTQ characters in primetime scripted television airing...

Duolingo Rolls Out New Language-Learning Podcast

The language-learning app, Duolingo has decided to add NPR style podcasts to their arsenal of tools to get people speaking. The company, which is typically known for gamifying language in their app, has launched...

Spanish Speakers Rising by Five Million a Year

Spain’s Instituto Cervantes has released its annual report on the Spanish language: El español en el mundo 2017, revealing that more than 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide, of...

The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro

Lori Langer de Ramirez uses the world language classroom to broaden students’ knowledge of geography and introduce concepts like social justiceLanguage study can open a student’s eyes to social issues around the world. In...

Become a Spanish Student Ambassador

Students can now apply to be the representative of Spain and the campaign Study in Spain (SiS) in their university for the next round of the Student Ambassador Program.The program aims to strengthen relations...