Archive for March, 2013

Semana Santa: Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Holy Week

At this moment today Ukrainians are gathered around the homemade brick oven, carefully crafting their many a pasca, a delightful sweet bread baked at Easter time and served with domashny syr, a mouthful of goodness in cheese when combined with the pasca, all to be put in humble wicker baskets along with sausage, eggs, ham, [...]

The Spanish Network: Opportunities For Bilingualists in Today’s Job Market

Unless you are a bear in hibernation or similarly snuggled up in your suburban refuge lost in the pretentions of Downton Abbey, it is next to impossible to escape the omnipresence of the Spanish language in our society today.   Life in America is becoming a sensory experience of the sabor latino, whether shining vividly in [...]

¿Qué dirección a la Amazonia? (The Importance of Conversation in Language Learning)

In the midst of a roar of a yawn, I opened up Skype and rubbed the sleepies out of my eyes.  “Buenos dias,” a not yet familiar voice said.  “Buenos dias Rosa, lo siento que soy un poco tarde, me he levantado solamente un momento hacer,” struggling to say this sentence in perhaps thrice the [...]

On The Tip of Our Tongue (But We Prefer It Inside Our Bellies)

From the pinnacle of the panhandle to the banks of the Rio Grande, Texans have since their infancy been inextricably connected (like it or not) to the Spanish language.  Whether by the fortified walls of San Antonio de Valero (known to gringos far and wide as “the Alamo”) or the aforementioned river that shares our [...]

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