By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 15:53
English is set to replace Spanish as the language used to teach in Puerto Rico’s public schools, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The plan will start under a 10-year umbrella this summer, said Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso.
By Jill Pankow | 02/27/2012 - 11:20
High School social studies teacher Silvia Moya inspires dozens of students every day. Teaching is not only this Ecuadorean’s dream, but her passion! It is through her own dedication that she is able to motivate other young people to reach beyond what they ever thought possible to accomplish goals they never knew they had. It is because of Silvia’s hard work and unrelenting commitment to making a difference that she has been selected as our inspiring young Latina this week!
By Lee Hernandez | 11/18/2011 - 17:20
Reggaetonero Don Omar is working with Time Warner Cable to help the company promote their new SAP options on on-demand movies.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/22/2011 - 09:30
Even though Demi Lovato performed her latest hit "Skyscraper" at the ALMA awards in two languages she does not speak Spanish— at all. The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress admitted to Jimmy Fallon this week on his show Late Night, “I don’t know what the heck I was saying!” Lovato performed in both English and Spanish and said she needed a teleprompter to aid her with the Spanish portion.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/01/2011 - 17:00
Ellen Bialystok, a cognitive neuroscientist, has studied the effects of bilingualism on the brain for over 40 years. Among her impressive findings include the fact that bilingual children are able to understand more complex language problems than those that only spoke on language, that being bilingual can help delay the symptom's of Alzheimer's disease and makes you better at multi-tasking.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/29/2011 - 17:43
The latest Census results released last week tell us that 1 in 6 people in the U.S. is Latino, and that Latino kids number just over 17 million, or 23 percent of the 17-and-under U.S. population — a whopping 39 percent increase in ten years!
By Stacey Rivera | 03/28/2011 - 13:44
We knew we liked him for a reason (besides the always on display six pack)! Watch as All American boy Matthew McConaughey explains to George Lopez—en Español— that he learned Spanish because he grew up in a town in Texas that was more than 80% Mexican.
By Lee Hernandez | 01/19/2011 - 15:15
It's been months since Selena Gomez recorded her hit song, A Year Without Rain in español, and now the 18-year-old singer has announced (via her Twitter page) that she's working on a Spanish-language album. "Can't wait for ya'll to hear the Spanish record :-) it's sounding so cool," tweeted Gomez.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/03/2009 - 17:15
Are you all for teaching your child both English and Español? While there are many obvious benefits to speaking more than one language, parents should take note: recent findings show that children who are bilingual before the age of five are more likely to stutter than those who only speak one language before this age. Not only that, but bilingual tots also have a harder time correcting their speech down the line.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 11:54
As the global marketplace shrinks, more companies than ever are going to want employees who can speak Spanish fluently. Fortunately, we just need a little determination (and a lot of patience) to teach our children Spanish. There’s no excuse for not giving your children the language skills they need to get ahead. Here’s how: