Latina Author Celebrates Bicultural Children
Latina Author Celebrates Bicultural Children
By Cristina Arreola | 09/19/2013 - 15:03

A Latina author is being honored for her work with bicultural and bilingual children's literature. 

Acclaimed Peruvian-American author Dr. Monica Brown was invited to be a featured author at the prestigious 13th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held in Washington D.C. on September 21 and 22.


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Young English Speaking Latinos Want To Become Bilingual
English-Speaking Latinos Desire to Learn Spanish, Report Finds
By Cristina Arreola | 09/19/2013 - 13:03

According to a new study, many young Latinos who grew up speaking English are trying to learn español!

A new report released by Oregon State University, shows that young people in the state are learning and retaining Spanish at a much higher rate than earlier waves of Latinos. 


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Bilinguals Reportedly Have Better Mental Flexibility
Bilinguals Reportedly Have Better Mental Flexibility
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/12/2013 - 12:10

Just more proof as to why learning or teaching your kids Español (or any other language for that matter) is a good thing!


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Saul Tello, Jr., High School Valedictorian, Spanish Speech
High School Valedictorian Delivers Speech in Spanish - Sparks Debate
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 09:48

A valedictorian at a Orestimba High School in California gave his commencement address in Spanish and sparked a debate among board members and officials, reports Fox News Latino. Saul Tello, Jr., told local media that he wanted to do it in both English and Spanish, but that he was told there would not be enough time.


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Classroom, Young Students, School Children
English to Replace Spanish in Puerto Rican Schools
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.


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Silvia Moya
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Jersey City High School Teacher Silvia Moya
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!


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Don Omar
EXCLUSIVE: Don Omar: "It Doesn’t Matter How Long We're in the United States—We're Always Going To Be Latinos!"
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.


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WATCH: Demi Lovato Does Not Speak 'Español'
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.


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The Bilingual Advantage
Is Being Bilingual Good For Your Brain?
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.


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Odette Yustman
EXCLUSIVE: Odette Yustman Thinks "There's No Excuse Not to Speak Spanish"
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!


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