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Why the Spanish in Guatemala Didn't Prepare Me for the Spanish in Chile

Oneika Raymond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

Chilean Spanish is hard (for me). Guatemalan Spanish is slow, deliberate. Guatemalans pronounce all their letters. I got over-confident with my Spanish level.

Latin Americans Separated By The Same Language

AP | By STEPHEN WADE | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The United States and England are often described as two countries separated by a common language. So imagine the potential for...

David Ramirez

Scholars Develop Digital Gateway To Hispanic Roots | David Ramirez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Latino Voices

If Latinos don't understand the roots of their culture, how can they preserve it? Although the explanation might sound a bit more academic at times, t...

Saving Endangered Languages

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Conducting field research in southern Bolivia, linguist Susan Kalt hikes roughly two hours to reach the communities where she studies Quechua. ...

Sharing my Voice

Eduardo Xol | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Xol

It seems that the mainstream U.S. population doesn't understand the value of speaking another language.

Porque Because: Harry the Dirty

Bill Santiago | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

There's no doubt that writing 'ja ja ja' instead of 'ha ha ha' significantly boosts your Latino Index score. It might even make up for the fact you can't play soccer.

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.

Bridging The Communication Gap For Domestic Abuse Victims

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

Maria Citino Sfreddo has a voicemail greeting that's over a minute long. "Please speak slowly and clearly and I'll get back to you as soon as I can," ...

Are White People Disenfranchised?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I received some hate mail from a white supremacist. It's a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence. Her sentiments were ignorant and bizarre...

How Do You Say... Travesty?

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

In elementary school, I'd split the day in half. Intensive English-only Language Arts in the morning, math in the afternoon, through fifth grade.

Slideshow: The Ten Best (And Ten Worst) City Policies of 2010

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

In Denver, where three in five students are Latino and many have parents with poor English skills, the school system has taken to the radio waves.

What Language Do You Dream In?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

It doesn't happen that often any more, but there are still times when my English-born wife gently, and sometimes not so gently, awakens me in the middle of the night to tell me that I have been talking in my sleep again in Spanish.

The Skill that Every Job Requires?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

My wife has warned me, for my own sanity, to stop torturing myself. But I can't help it. Whenever I read a news article about immigration or the dis...

Amanda Terkel

Meg Whitman Makes Last-Minute Pitch To Latino Voters | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is out with a new Spanish-language ad, attempting to make a last-minute appeal to the state'...

My Journey From Sp*c to Sp*c

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

As a small child living in Connecticut, recently arrived from Uruguay at a time when Latinos were still rare outside of the major metropolis, I was quickly labeled "spic."

A Little More Tongue

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meredith Fineman

How many people in the world could we meet -- potential friends, lovers, spouses, professors, if we were able to truly communicate?

Oye, Spanish Royal Academy Reveals New Spanish Grammar Guidelines

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Can a Barcelona truck driver be expected to speak like a Buenos Aires banker? Can rules be imposed on a language spoken by 400 million ...

Aladdin's Lamp of Language Learning Is In Your Hands

Steve Leveen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Leveen

It's common knowledge that to really learn another language you need an immersion experience. But since most of us can't pack our bags and move to Florence or Kyoto, we sadly store away our dreams and think... someday.

Spanish Speakers Targeted in Census Plan

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — When Teresa Ocampo opens her census questionnaire, she won't have to worry about navigating another document in English. T...

Obama's Right: More Americans Should Learn a Second Language

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Whether it's learning Chinese, a language critical to future global commerce, or Spanish, the most widely spoken language in the U.S. after English, as a nation we need to get going

Miami's Spanish-Speaking Population Outnumber English Speakers

AP | GISELA SALOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI — Melissa Green's mother spoke Spanish, but she never learned _ her father forbid it. Today, that's a frequent problem in this city where ...