Latina teen with iPad
5 Apps to Help With Your Spanish
By Angela Lang | 10/08/2012 - 18:00

It's time to brush app on your Spanish! To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, make your parents proud and improve your español five minutes at a time. These fabulous apps bring you closer to praising your abuelita's food with more than one adjective.

Spanish 24/7 Tutor (Free)


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Texas Congressional Debate in Spanish, Canseco vs. Gallego
Texas Congressional Debate Held in Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 09/27/2012 - 09:28

Rep. Francisco Canseco, the Congressional Republican incumbent, and his challenger, Democrat and state representative Pete Gallego debated in an hour long event supported by AARP Texas and Univision. The twist? The entire debate was held in Spanish. 


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5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child Spanish
By Angelica Sereda | 07/27/2012 - 18:00

Now, perhaps more than ever, being bilingual is something that will help your child. But raising a bilingual child doesn't have to be a chore (even if you have limited language skills!). With a little creativity, you can make it fun for both of you.

Here are 5 ways to make learning espaňol fun:

1. Have them visit Abuela more often


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Latino Children in Classroom
School System Under Investigation for Discrimination by Not Providing Materials in Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 09:56

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now investigating the Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, North Carolina, for discrimination against Latino students with Spanish-speaking parents. 


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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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Stefano Langone
EXCLUSIVE: Stefano Langone Learns Spanish on Latina.com!
By Lee Hernandez | 03/06/2012 - 14:12

Stefano Langone is going to be learning Español on Latina.com! 


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Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Glee
PHOTO: First Look at Spanish-Themed 'Glee' Episode
By Adriana Rivera | 01/27/2012 - 13:11

In the February 7th episode of Glee, Puerto Rican music idol Ricky Martin plays a hot new Spanish teacher at William McKinley and turns the high school upside down in a “Livin’ La Vida Loca”-type situation.


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Leadership & Language
Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43

In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.

This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.


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Will Spanish Survive in America?
By Grace Bastidas | 01/26/2012 - 12:18

Among many second and third generation Latinos the answer is, "No," making some wonder if Spanish will survive in America as more and more of us are born here.


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