Tag: Spanish

States of Spanish

Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau explain why the U.S. has its own, recognized variety of Spanish

States of Spanish

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Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau explain why the U.S. has its own, recognized variety of Spanish Ten years ago, it was still common in the U.S. to hear Spanish described as a “foreign” language. But those days are over. Hispanic scholars and language teachers are now witnessing the rise of an authentic U.S. variety of Spanish. The shift really got underway...

Spanish Fiestas

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Salamanca may be famous for its tradition of educational excellence as well as the fun-filled fiestas that ignite the city in February Salamanca is renowned for its university, which was granted a royal charter by Alfonso IX of León nearly 800 years ago in 1218. Soon, it became one of the most significant and prestigious academic centers in Europe. Now,...

Spanish Fiesta

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Salamanca may be famous for its tradition of educational excellence as well as the fun-filled fiestas that ignite the city in February Salamanca is renowned for its university, which was granted a royal charter by Alfonso IX of León nearly 800 years ago in 1218. Soon, it became one of the most significant and prestigious academic centers in Europe....

Asia Key to Spanish Growth

At the launch of the Instituto Cervantes’ annual report on the Spanish language, El español en el mundo 2012, Spain’s Exterior Minister (Secretary of State) José Manuel García-Margallo, and the Institute’s director, Víctor García de la Concha, stressed the importance of Asia (in particular, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, and India) to the growth of Spanish. Garcia-Margallo also called the...

Spanish Renaissance

Alex Correa, president of Lectorum Publications, the large independent distributor of Spanish-language books in the U.S., believes interest in Spanish-language -- because of the many Spanish speakers and the importance of being bilingual in a shrinking competitive world -- will mean a renaissance for the Spanish language. Speaking at the Guadalajara Book Fair, Lectorum’s president said that, in the U.S.,...

Spanish in Chile

This famous 2009-mile strip of land, sandwiched by the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Andes to the East, offers geographic diversity rivaled by few other nations. From the frozen tip of Patagonia to the arid, hot Atacama Desert, through all the temperate landscapes, jaw-dropping beaches, and hazy wine regions in between, Chile keeps its visitors mesmerized with...

Making Spanish Work

  Michelle Buehring offers advice on instituting a workplace Spanish program A direct outgrowth of diversity training in the workplace, the desire to learn Spanish for work is slowly finding its way into the corporate psyche. The benefits of workplace Spanish seem to be well worth the effort since efficient communication on the job is critical with Spanish-speaking employees or clients...

Spanish for Kids

Language Magazine's Victoria is setting off for Guatemala today to escort her 7 year old daughter while she takes a Spanish immersion program for kids at CSA Antigua. We'll keep you posted with their progress. Update from Guatemala: on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 2:31pm Valentina is looooooooooooooooving her Spanish classes and her teacher. It is like a playground for learning spanish painting,...

Spanish from Cartagena to Patagonia

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Language Magazine looks at study abroad options in Colombia and Argentina Colombia Colombia’s position as the gateway to South America and the Amazon has shaped its history, making it one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in which to study. The combination of its indigenous peoples and its colonial heritage give it a unique flavor. From its beaches to...