Tag: culture

Spanish-Speaking Star Voted Artist of the Year

Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny made history at the Video Music Awards by becoming the first non-English-language performer to win the prize for artist of the year. Bad Bunny beat out Drake, Ed...

House Bill Introduced to Boost Chinese Language and Cultural Expertise

In late July, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-Kentucky) and Ami Bera (D-California) introduced the Expand eXpertise in China...

Content, Language, and Culture Learning Targets

Lesson planning is a political act. Schools in the US, at the core, are designed to promote a...

How My Midwestern Neighborhood Became ‘Mi Barrio’

When I found out that I was pregnant with my first child in the US and I realized that my baby would be born in this...

Beyond Crises: Imagining Families and Communities

The recent shootings of Asian Americans and whether these will be considered hate crimes, tornadoes ravaging the Southwest and elsewhere, and fears of uncertain variants of the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news during the...

Can I Speak about my Culture?

https://youtu.be/VPDgJdDUBV0 As Raul Herrera, says, "I'm finally learning to speak Spanish just for this..."

Arabic Literary Prize Submissions Open

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is now open for submissions. The award has a reputation for highlighting the most exciting, and often the most challenging work from and about the Arab world. Each winner receives...

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...

Multilingual Matters

The Royal Academy of the Spanish Language which is one of the authorities regulating and preserving the changes that occur in the Spanish language, in the 22nd edition of its dictionary (2001),...

Finding Inspiration in Diversity

    Chris Cartwright offers examples showing how improved intercultural competence can motivate language learning “You really cannot teach a language; it has to be learned. Fostering the student’s motivation is not only important, it’s essential,” states...
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