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Juárez Wins First National Spanish Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee es Ahora Bilingüe)

Evelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from host-state New Mexico, made history by winning America's first National Spanish Spelling Bee this weekend. She won by correctly spelling the word bizantinismo, which means excess luxury. Juárez was locked in a mesmerizing, hour-long duel with runner-up, Germán Rojero, at the final stage of the competition before taking the title, when Rojero misspelled kanindeyuense, which...

Sowing Success

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Kathy Pon, Irma Bravo Lawrence and Arturo Duran describe how a charter school in California’s Central Valley has reaped the benefits of becoming completely dual-language Vivid recollections come to mind as we look back to 1998, when Proposition 227 was passed in California and English Language Learners (ELLs) were required to receive instruction in English for the majority of the...

¡Ya Estamos en el Futuro!

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Language Magazine’s guide to the latest innovations for the Spanish classroom Focus Publishing Cinema for Spanish Conversation, Third Edition and ¡De película!: Spanish Conversation through Film both offer an innovative way to facilitate conversations in Spanish while retaining the high level of interest that today’s modern students demand. Movies offer natural language in context and provide a context in history and...

Colorful Speech

Alan Kennedy explains how the perception of color in different languages reveals cultural diversity We tend to think of colors as ideas on which all humans agree — grass is green, flames are orange, the sky is light blue — even if different languages have different names for these colors. As English speakers, we think of color names in terms of...

How Can We Improve our Linguistic or Literacy Skills?

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Every January, Language Magazine asks experts in our field to share their opinions on how we should tackle an issue of importance in the New Year Three Ideas to Improve Linguistic Skills For a year, the local National Public Radio station located at the University of Michigan has been asking people around the state to offer three ideas for making Michigan...

Interpreting the Law

Patricia Kilroe considers court interpreting as a career in California Court interpreters provide a valuable community service throughout the world, but there are few places where the demand for court interpretation is greater than California. According to a recent study, more than 200 languages are spoken in California alone. Of the state’s 36 million residents, about 20 percent speak English less...

December 2010

Hard Times, Higher Goals Last month, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, delivered the keynote address at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention which repeated the familiar theme that during budget cuts, we need to find convincing reasons to justify funding for language programs, namely national security and international trade. The conclusion of...

Self-Study Materials

Conjugal Bliss The Spanish Verb Conjugator: The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs Jeanne M. Bielejeski (2009) Roche Publishing, Little Falls, Minnesota 7.5 in. X 5 in., 360 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-0-615-26587-2 $24.95 For Spanish beginners, difficulty with verb conjugation can often lead to frustration which limits progress and may even lead some students to give up on the language completely. Therefore, any device which...

Conjugal Bliss

The Spanish Verb Conjugator: The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs Jeanne M. Bielejeski (2009) Roche Publishing, Little Falls, Minnesota 7.5 in. X 5 in., 360 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-0-615-26587-2 $24.95 For Spanish beginners, difficulty with verb conjugation can often lead to frustration which limits progress and may even lead some students to give up on the language completely. Therefore, any device which helps...

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