This fall 50 Spokane kindergarten students will learn in Spanish and English. Spokane Public Schools will add two Spanish language immersion kindergarten classes in the Libby Center, where students will be instructed in Spanish half of the time. “We’re trying to prepare our students to be global citizens and be competitive in the workforce,” said.. read more →

Americans looking for information in Spanish about the Trump administration or White House history will have to wait a bit longer, as officials are promising it will be available soon. Just after President Trump took office at noon on Friday, WhiteHouse.gov/espanol went dark, with an error message explaining that “the page you’re looking for can’t.. read more →

In language classes in area elementary schools, students spend less time memorizing vocabulary lists and conjugating verbs and more time speaking and writing the language. “We may be learning fewer vocabulary words, but the words students learn they will remember and use on a daily basis,” said Kyle Schumacher, superintendent of La Grange Elementary District.. read more →

Tony Tinoco led the tour for about ten  guests. He is the community programming and outreach manager at the museum. “The goal is, of course, having more people and reflecting that diversity from the city into our galleries and with our visitors.” Juan Acuna, a bilingual UNR student, was one of the first participants. “This.. read more →

The South Bend Community School Corp. is starting a new program in the fall that will allow students to receive half of their instruction in English and the other half in Spanish. The Dual Language Immersion program, which the school board approved at its meeting Monday night, will start on a small scale with 50 kindergartners.. read more →

The New York Museum of Natural History has opened the expected special exhibition “Cuba”, an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. The institution located in the Manhattan district, one of the most famous entities of its kind on the planet -with more than five million visitors a year-, offers until.. read more →

Starting November 22, NPR will begin distribution of the award-winning Spanish-language podcast Radio Ambulante.Hosted by Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcón, Radio Ambulante is a Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell important but neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories. “Daniel Alarcón and the Radio Ambulante team are pioneers in audio storytelling in the Spanish language. Their ear.. read more →

In the deepest reaches of my brain, there is a boy who speaks Spanish. He calls his mother and father “Mamá” and “Papá.” One of his favorite expressions is “qué lindo” (how nice, or how sweet). He’s proud of the Mexican slang he’s learned: for instance, “no hay pedo,” which means “no problem,” though its literal.. read more →

Prop 58 now allows non-English languages to be used in public education instruction. English-learners can be taught by teachers who speak their native language to help them become proficient in English. The new law gives local school districts the option of working with parents and communities to create programs that best fit students. Parents can then decide what.. read more →

Folks from Salinas like to remind you that their valley is the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Not that you can forget. Everywhere you look there’s fields growing lettuce, strawberries, broccoli. A growing number of the farm workers picking the broccoli and lettuce from those fields speak neither English nor Spanish but several Native Mexican languages like Mixtec,.. read more →