Tag: Spanish

China’s Demand for Spanish Skyrocketing

Lu Jingsheng, the Chinese government’s National Coordinator for Spanish, said that in the last fifteen years the demand for Spanish language education in China has “increased 30 fold” without being properly addressed. Job opportunities for Spanish language speakers are growing in China, but without sufficient educational support, resulting in a high demand for teachers. “Spanish speakers in China have...

The NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee

Five hours and 18 rounds after the competition began, Alexis Gutierrez, a seventh grader from Hagerman Middle School was crowned champion of the 22nd Annual NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee sponsored by the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE), the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Spanish Resource Center and Santillana, USA. The first through fifth place winners are...

Spanish is the Happiest Language

A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that human language has a universal bias towards positivity, and out of all the languages tested, Spanish was the happiest. The study is a big data confirmation of the 1969 Pollyana hypothesis, or the tendency for people to remember pleasant items more accurately than unpleasant ones. The name...

Marvel Celebrates Free Comic Book Day in Spanish

¡Feliz día del cómic gratis! May 2nd is national Free Comic Book Day, and Marvel is offering for the first time a free, multi-story, Spanish language edition, continuing a goal of connecting to a more diverse readership. Last year Marvel teamed up with iVerse Media to release the Marvel Global App that allows fans to download older comics in 12...

The Spread of Survival Spanish for Police Officers and Firefighters

From online Spanish courses in Illinois to mandatory classroom sessions in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and California, police officers and firefighters in largely Spanish speaking areas are learning the second most widely spoken language in the US. Controversy arose when last month the Jackson Mississippi Police Department announced mandatory Spanish language classes four times a year as a condition of...

Marvel Celebrates Free Comic Book Day in Spanish

¡Feliz día del cómic gratis! May 2nd is national Free Comic Book Day, and Marvel is offering for the first time a free, multi-story, Spanish language edition, continuing a goal of connecting to a more diverse readership. Last year Marvel teamed up with iVerse Media to release the Marvel Global App that allows fans to download older comics in 12...

GOP Supports Immigration Reform in Spanish Only

For the third year in a row, the Republican Party delivered a Spanish-language response to the President’s State of the Union address. However, for the first time, the Spanish version included something the English-language reaction omitted: a reference to Obama’s proposed immigration reforms. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who has a long record of opposing Spanish in government communications, endorsed making...

Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School

Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, offers 25 hours of private one-on-one instruction, homestay with all meals, and activities for only $150 per week. Using the school’s interactive immersion method, a student will speak for hours a day and make vast progress in a short amount of time. In addition to learning the language, students also learn...

Spanish at Locations

Spanish at Locations is an organization with schools located in attractive tourist areas of Costa Rica and Panama. The Costa Rican school in Turrailba is located in a charming little town in the lush and beautiful Central Valley in the Cartago province. Famous for being a white-water-rafting hotspot and base camp, this town lies 35 miles east of the...

AEC Spanish Camps

The AEC Spanish Institute in Costa Rica is all about studying Spanish and exploring the land. Meet the real Costa Rica with AEC as your language and adventure guide. They began their language program with more than 20 years of language and adventure experience. They have extensive experience accommodating high school and college groups from arrival to departure. With...