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LTS Spanish Language 3: Language barriers in the playground

Salvadorean Nancy Arévalo remembers what it was like to be in a new country where she didn't speak either English or the Mexican Spanish spoken by everyone e...
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To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish

To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Does speaking English and Spanish fluently make you less American? Is bilingualism a hindrance to the American dream?
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In Frederick, English language law sows conflict amid Hispanic immigrant boom

In Frederick, English language law sows conflict amid Hispanic immigrant boom | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Critics say the ordinance sends a message that is standoffish and discriminatory. Others see it as a futile effort to hold back the tide of change.
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Should students be taught in Spanish?/¿Debemos enseñar a los estudiantes en español?

Should students be taught in Spanish?/¿Debemos enseñar a los estudiantes en español? | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
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Spanish-language Media Help Shape Public Policy

Spanish-language Media Help Shape Public Policy | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
February 22, 2012: A UC Riverside Ph.D. candidate finds that ethnic media focus on public opinion and issues influences state legislators of every ethnicity..
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La Academia Norteamericana trabaja para normalizar el español de EE.UU.

La Academia Norteamericana trabaja para normalizar el español de EE.UU. | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
El director de la Academia Norteamericana de Lengua Española, Gerardo Piña-Rosales, ha considerado hoy en Burgos que el español hablado en Estados Unidos es una variante de la lengua que se debe normalizar para unificar criterios, un objetivo en...
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CAL: Digests: Heritage Spanish Speakers' Language Learning Strategies

This digest describes some of the issues involved in the Spanish language learning experiences of heritage Spanish speakers, the largest population of heritage language speakers in the United States. It describes ways in which educators can facilitate these students’ language development through a better understanding of their language learning strategies.
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Siente Mag » » Las reglas para el español de Estados Unidos

Siente Mag » » Las reglas para el español de Estados Unidos | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
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Puntos de vista - Leticia Molinero, Puntos de vista - RTVE.es A la Carta

Puntos de vista - Leticia Molinero, Puntos de vista - RTVE.es A la Carta | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Leticia Molinero es miembro de número de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua. Tiene como objetivo elaborar un glosario de "estadounidismos", palabras en español que nacieron en suelo americano.
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About Language Use - U.S Census Bureau

Data on speakers of languages other than English and on their English-speaking ability provide more than an interesting portrait of our nation. Routinely, these data are used in a wide variety of legislative, policy, legal, and research applications.
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English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood

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Order a burger in Spanglish at Sonic

Order a burger in Spanglish at Sonic | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Sonic, the 50s style fast-food burger joint, has added a Spanglish menu or menú to their website.
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Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.

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CAL: Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers (SNS)

CAL: Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers (SNS) | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
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State Department to hold first Twitter briefing in Spanish

State Department to hold first Twitter briefing in Spanish | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US State Department said Tuesday it will hold its first Twitter briefing in Spanish, as part of its policy of using new social media to reach out to the international community.
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Bicultural and bilingual values add to U.S. economy

Bicultural and bilingual values add to U.S. economy | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Liza M. Rodriguez
has worked on family and community issues for nonprofit and government agencies
Going back to the founding of this country, waves of immigrants have charted their path to integration.
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Campaña de Barack Obama lanza una página de Internet en español – CNN en Español – Ultimas Noticias de Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y el Mundo, Opinión y Videos - CNN.com Blogs

Campaña de Barack Obama lanza una página de Internet en español – CNN en Español – Ultimas Noticias de Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y el Mundo, Opinión y Videos - CNN.com Blogs | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
(CNN) – Con la intención de atraer una mayor cantidad de votantes latinos, el comando de campaña del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, lanzó una página en Internet en español.
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Un libro recapitula la enseñanza del español en los estados Unidos desde 1749 - ABC.es - Noticias Agencias

Un libro recapitula la enseñanza del español en los estados Unidos desde 1749 - ABC.es - Noticias Agencias...
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Estados Unidos lee en español

Estados Unidos lee en español | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
La carrera por la conquista de los hispanohablantes llega a las editoriales.
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Editorial: Children can, and should, learn more than one language

Editorial: Children can, and should, learn more than one language | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Elementary school students who start off as non-English speakers have actually responded resoundingly well to the district's bilingual teaching.
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Many Suburban Chicago Schools Fail to Provide Bilingual Programs

Many Suburban Chicago Schools Fail to Provide Bilingual Programs | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
Many suburban Chicago school districts are failing to provide bilingual education programs as required by state law, a recent Catalyst Chicago analysis shows.

Illinois law requires that schools ...
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Spanish: A "Foreign" Language? - NAM EthnoBlog

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Perfil sociolingüístico de un bilingüe: actitudes, uso y patrones lingüísticos | Gutierrez-Rivas | LLJournal

Perfil sociolingüístico de un bilingüe: actitudes, uso y patrones lingüísticos...
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Historical Factors and the Future of Spanish Maintenance in the Albuquerque Metro Area

Historical Factors and the Future of Spanish Maintenance in the Albuquerque Metro Area | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
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Isela Ramirez's comment, September 21, 2012 8:05 PM
Este artículo es muy interesante porque habla de cómo hicieron la investigación y los resultados que encontraron. Casi todos los participantes decidieron hablar en español, pero no encontraron una relación con la comunidad y la lengua que utilizaron. Lo que usaron para determinar la preservación del español fue basada en su preferencia de hablar en español. Así como hemos leído y discutido en clase, en la investigación se dieron cuenta de la alternancia de códigos. Por ejemplo si no sabían la palabra en español la decían en inglés. Algunos de los entrevistados dijeron que el español se estaba perdiendo. Un ejemplo es que uno de los entrevistados dijo que su nieto no puede decir la “r.” Una de las soluciones que se menciona para preservar el español es que la población se entere de estos cambios y de las alteraciones de la lengua. También otra solución es hablarle a las nuevas generaciones en español. Espero empezar mi investigación la próxima semana para comparar los resultados.
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The University of Texas at Austin Launches Medical Interpreter Training for Bilingual Healthcare Workers

The University of Texas at Austin Launches Medical Interpreter Training for Bilingual Healthcare Workers | Spanish in the United States | Scoop.it
UT Professional Development Center provides unique educational opportunity for people who speak both Spanish and EnglishAustin, Texas (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is...
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Laura Crosby's comment, September 19, 2012 5:51 PM
Me gustaria tomar un curso o programa asi! Me interesa mucho porque pienso trabajar en el campo medico y quiero poder trabajar con gente que habla espanol tanto como los que hablan ingles. Creo que tambien es buena instruccion para poder hacer servicio en otras partes del mundo.