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ress '2' for Spanish. The United States is now the second largest Spanish speaking country after Mexico (128 million) according to a new report on the language commissioned by the highly respected Instituto Cervantes.
Many native English-speaking parents recognize the value of being bilingual and the Austin school district has responded by increasing the number of dual-language programs in its elementary and middle schools.
La historia reciente está plagada de momentos en que algunos políticos pretendieron dominar el español, pero el idioma los dominó a ellos. Quedan atrapados en una maraña de sílabas, arrastran las erres y arquean dramáticamente las cejas, como si fingir que saben español bastara para mejorar sus aptitudes.
By Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports — Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University and Erin Boon in Español and Español Lengua Extranjera. En este informe se presentan y se discuten algunas de las características más sobresalientes
By Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports — Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University and Domnita Dumitrescu in Spanglish and Español. Este trabajo se enfoca en algunos aspectos del español estadounidense que tienen que ver con sus
PELLA, Iowa –Learning a new language takes work, but students in a few Iowa schools are picking up a foreign language while studying their core curriculum. It can be hard to follow along in one of the third grade classrooms at Pella Christian Grade School, unless you speak Spanish.
It’s official. Hillary Clinton has finally chosen her running mate. His name is Tim Kaine and in case you haven’t heard he is “fluent in Spanish.” I think it is great that Tim Kaine speaks Spanish. Bilingualism is a skill that more Americans should have. That said, I wonder why it is that his bilingualism…
By Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports — Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University in Education and Spanish. En las situaciones de bilingüismo social las lenguas que se encuentran restringidas funcionalmente muestran, entre otros
By Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports — Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University in Lingüística and Salud Publica. Este informe resume la investigación actual del español en el sistema de atención sanitaria estadounidense,
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