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Montreal - A City Like No Other

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Montreal's French-Canadian identity is hugely significant in making Montreal Montreal. Toronto has much to celebrate, and I do not wish to detract from that. But Montreal's wonders are utterly distinctive and frankly unique not only in Canada but globally.

What Does Being Bilingual Really Mean?

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 06.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

An absolute level of correctness or proficiency, or even certainty, does not exist, and perfection, in any field, is always an ideal. A high stage o...

I Was Raised Both Muslim And Christian

Amaryllis Puspabening | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Amaryllis Puspabening

I live in a proudly non-secular Asian country. Here, our religion is an integral part of our identity. It is something people would bring up in a casu...

Live in Rome for Two Years and Write in Italian!

Joseph Olshan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Joseph Olshan

The word on Jhumpa Lahiri was she had moved to Italy and, after a few years of immersing herself in the language, was going to write in Italian. Had I heard this news about one of my fellow, white American, middle-class novelists, I would've shrugged and said, "Knock yourself out."

21 Reasons Why Being Bilingual Is Major Key

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts

Being bilingual comes with a world of advantages. You automatically sound worldly and cultured, you can openly gossip in public without anyone underst...

ASL Unlocking Communication

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

What is American Sign Language? Is it a culture? Is it an identity? Is it a foreign language? Is it an art form? Is it for Deaf people only? ASL fills...

#TalkToMe: My Son Asks About Our Mixed Family

Sara Alvarado | Posted 04.17.2016 | Parents
Sara Alvarado

I showed him the suggested questions. He scraped them all and decided to ask me questions about what it was like raising him in two different cultures and being in an interracial marriage.

Raising Bilingual Children: Who Should Speak What?

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Kevin M. Wong

In addition to the obvious linguistic and cultural benefits of being multilingual, research shows that there are both cognitive and social benefits as well.

Latino Influentials Raising Bilingual and Bicultural Children

Maritere Rodríguez Bellas | Posted 03.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Maritere Rodríguez Bellas

A native of Argentina, Lissa is fluent in three languages: Spanish, English and Italian. Friendly, confident and always smiling, Lissa enjoys skiing and horseback riding, both of which she prefers doing with her children. Below is my interview with this inspiring, hard-working and devoted Latina mom.

Soy/Somos: We Are Many

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

There are huge differences among us, but we also have much in common. And it starts with language and with being "Latino" and all that this means in this American nation.


José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

It is with great honor to go on a tour with Ms. Yolanda Aviles, HS College Counselor at The American School of Tegucigalpa (AST).

The Version Of Adele's 'Hello' You Didn't Know You Needed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Less than two months after its release, the world has watched Adele's "Hello" music video nearly 600 million times on YouTube -- and it's likely they'...

Bilingualism a Key to Addressing Changing Workforce

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Douglas D. Baker

Universities looking to ensure their students have the skills to succeed in a 21st century workforce should take a look at their foreign language departments as one means of accomplishing this objective.

Dual Language Programs: must go back to their roots

Donna Nevel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

Dual Language education cannot become a domain of the privileged, but, rather, must go back to its roots of honoring and valuing the different languages, cultures, and identities that make up the children and families of our school system.

Spell it Éxito or Success -- That's What Hispanic Students Need

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Our schools could do a lot to help ease the transition so that Hispanics and other immigrants can reach economic security and social acceptance much faster.

Why You Should Consider Bilingual Education

Metro | Posted 09.26.2015 | Education

This school year, New York City is expanding its own language-immersion programs to 40 additional schools, which means the Big Apple now has about 150 bilingual public schools.

Speaking Spanish With Strangers

Sara Alvarado | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Sara Alvarado

The privilege is that I feel comfortable pretty much wherever I go in this country because of the color of my skin and because I speak English fluently. The truth is that not everyone feels the same.

15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.31.2015 | Latino Voices

If you don’t already speak Spanish, you really should consider learning, like, ahora! Whether you want to improve your job prospects, keep your mind...

How the Mouse Brought Me Back to Mi Idioma

Sili M. Recio | Posted 08.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Sili M. Recio

I can speak Spanish with the best of them. Don't get it twisted. But, I don't do it often. And I can say that I hadn't spoken that much Spanish since before Mami passed away.

I Am Not Bilingual

Dan Truong | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Truong

I know that being Asian is more than being able to speak a language and more than outward appearance. While I've never been proud of it, I know my loss of language is just another narrative in the Great Asian-American Story, and that it's not a narrative exclusive to just me.

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Anthony Hughes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Anthony Hughes

Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal assaults on the established market leaders because of the computing power we all carry with us all day, everyday.

7 (More) Spanish Words That Have No Direct English Translation

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 03.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Being able to speak more than one language opens people up to an array of amazing experiences. Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the ...

11 Things Every Spanish Speaker Deals With At The Office

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 02.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language is great. But sometimes, when you're the only Spanish speaker at work, things can get, well... annoying. Even thou...

Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage for Its Economic Value

Rebecca Callahan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Rebecca Callahan

The reality is that these parents who sign up their kids for dual-language kindergarten are onto something.

The Hilarious Struggles That Only Bilingual People Understand

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 01.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language brings many benefits. It's easier to travel, your brain stays sharp and it even helps the decision-making process. Rec...