By Amaris Castillo | 06/13/2011 - 16:15
It looks as though Eva Longoria is picking up a new language! The 36-year-old star of Desperate Housewives recently announced at the 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza that she is learning sign language to be able to communicate with her deaf fans.
“I’ve had a lot of deaf people who have bought my [cook] book and I’ve been able to talk to them about what my favorite recipe is and what to cook,” she said.
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 Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 17:00
In late November, the Royal Spanish Academy (more appropriately, La Real Academia Española or RAE) set some new rules regarding our beautiful native language. The RAE is the official royal institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language. It was established in 1713 and is based in Madrid, Spain, though it is affiliated with national language academies in twenty-one other Spanish-speaking nations, including the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/24/2010 - 15:15
Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo and Robert Rodriguez paid a visit to Despierta America to talk up their new film Machete, hitting theaters Sept. 3rd. And watching the interview we realized that, surprisingly enough, not one of the Latino stars speaks Spanish fluently.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/20/2010 - 11:00
It’s only August, but Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez already knows what she wants for Christmas.