Tag: Spanish

Promoting Spain’s Linguistic Diversity

Last month, directors from the Cervantes Institute (Spanish), the Ramón Llull Institute (Catalan), the Etxepare Euskal Institutua (Basque), and the Galician Culture Council (Gallego) met in Santiago de Compostela to assess progress since the...

Spanish Media Denied Comment in Wake of School Massacre

Texas law enforcement ended a long press conference on the Robb Elementary School massacre without taking a single question from Spanish-language media. Speakers of Spanish make up around 30% of Texas’s population, and in...

Mental Health Services in Spanish Decline

According to a study published last month in the journal Psychiatric Services (https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.202100614), between 2014 and 2019, the proportion of US centers offering mental health treatment in Spanish declined by nearly 18%, resulting in...

US Lawmakers React against Online Spanish Misinformation

US Senators Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), alongside US Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-California 29), led 20 colleagues in sending letters to the heads of WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal to...

Cervantes Extends Spanish in India

The Cervantes Institute is opening its first satellite center in India in Bangalore, a city of more than eight million people which is considered India’s Silicon Valley. The extension will begin teaching Spanish courses...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five...

Spanish Teachers for Libya

The Spanish oil company Repsol is sponsoring the design, teaching, and evaluation of an Instituto Cervantes online program aimed at Libyan teachers of Spanish...

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...

A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic diversity as an asset rather than as a problem? Who Are...

Spanish Ballots ‘Critical for Democracy’

As voting rights and voter suppression have become hot topics in Washington, the lack of multilingual ballots in some parts of the US is a cause for concern. Spanish and other non-English ballots are not...
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