Tag: Spanish

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...

Catalan Curbed by Court

In the Spanish region of Catalunya, a court ruling over the language of instruction in schools may soon result in a a constitutional conflict. The autonomous region’s educational system has generally required all subjects,...

Sep. 26-Oct. 3 is National Teach Spanish Week

September 26 marks the beginning of National Teach Spanish Week (NTSW). NTSW, which coincides with Hispanic American Heritage Month, was first launched by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in...

Spain’s Prime Minister Promotes Spanish in Los Angeles

At the opening of the newest Instituto Cervantes, housed at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez highlighted the potential of Spanish and its cultures in the U.S., stressing...

Spanish as a ‘Language of Interracial Mixing and Understanding’

At last month’s inauguration of Spain’s newest Cervantes Institute extension in El Paso, Texas, Luis García Montero, the institute’s director, said the goal was to promote Spanish as a “language of interracial mixing and...

Spanish Names Indicate the Language’s Depth in U.S. Society

On last month’s Spanish Language Day, Google Doodle celebrated the letter Ñ (pronounced “enye”), which is the only letter in the Spanish alphabet that originated in Spain. The letter Ñ was created in the...

FEDELE to Host Digital Event for Teachers and Language Agents May 12

The Federation of Spanish Schools as a Foreign Language (FEDELE) has announced that it will host a digital event on May 12 showcasing all Spain has to offer American teachers and language agents. The...
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