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Budget Vacation? Try Language School

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I discovered that my menopausal brain can still learn to conjugate. I immersed myself in village life. Families gather in the jardin in the evenings to stroll or sit, listen to mariachi, maybe dance.

Why I Have 'Un Problema' With Your Dog's Name

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.

Only the Best for Our Family

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Ethnicity neither limits nor defines our work to ensure every child has access to an excellent education. It does, however, inform my perspective. I enter this fight thinking about childhood friends who didn't graduate.

Folk-Fishing & Spanish Soul: The Legacy of Graciano Tarragó

Camille Zamora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

My own journey with Tarragó began several years ago on a hot afternoon in Madrid when, taking refuge from the midday sun in a dusty music shop, I stumbled across some out-of-print folios.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

The Spanish Speakers Of The Future Might Not Be Latino

CNN | Cindy Rodriguez | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

It's no secret that more and more people are speaking español in the United States, but what you probably didn't know is that in the future more of t...

What to Eat in San Sebastian

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Pintxos bars -- the Basque equivalent of tapas -- are the cornerstone of San Sebastian's thriving foodie culture.

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

Americans Think It's 'Essential' That Immigrants Do This

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Most Americans continue to think immigrants living in the U.S. should learn English. A recent poll by Gallup asked Americans how important it is t...

This Is Why Germans Sound So Angry

Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy

Welcome to today's edition of European stereotyping, fake mustaches included. In defense of German language... ugh, who are we kidding? Via Copy Ca...

Cory Booker Speaks Spanish To Reach Latino Voters

USA Today | Posted 07.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is reaching out to Latino voters, speaking Spanish in three new Senate campaign ads. In one of the spots, Booker makes his...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

The New Flavors of the Century: Salsa and Guacamole

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Our Hispanic community's impact on the U.S. mainstream culture exceeds the consumption of goods and services; it is an upward trend that will define the future of our country.

7 Phrases Your Spanish Speaking Friends Don't Actually Use

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

One in every four people in the United States can speak another language, according to Gallup. The most common language spoken, apart from English, is...

Is Albarracín the Most Beautiful Village in Spain?

Lori Needleman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How would you feel if you were transported instantly to the Middle Ages? Thats what happened the first time I visited Albarracín, a small town 30 minutes from Teruel and two hours from Valencia, Spain.

8 Reasons Why Spanish ISN'T A Foreign Language

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase unc...

After Scandal, Whole Foods Fears It May Lose All 8 Latino Shoppers in the U.S.

El Guapo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

Whole Foods is in the middle of a rather significant public relations debacle, after allegations that two employees in an Albuquerque, N.M., store wer...

9 Hilarious Spanish Mistranslations

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Learning a foreign language is hard. The 50 million Latinos living in the United States are keenly aware of the problem. Some 38 percent of us are bil...

Does French Stand a Chance Against a Global English-language Tsunami?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

French, once the language of high culture, kings and queens, and pin-striped diplomats, is drowning in a global tsunami of English usage in commerce, science, education -- and even at the multilingual United Nations.

Uno, Dos, Tres... It's Not So Hard

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So, you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, por favor. Pantomime works, yes, but only so far -- and at what damage to your self-respect?)

Spanish, In Plain English

Katherine Davey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I am a proud Dominican woman; I just don't look the part and that's something that has haunted me, my entire life.

13 Palabrotas That Don't Mean S#*@ In English

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2013 | Latino Voices

As anyone who speaks more than one language knows, words don't always translate precisely. In Spanish that's particularly true of curse words. ...

24 Words You Didn't Know Were Spanish

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Many Americans worry that the recent era of mass migration will permanently change the face of the United States. But they forget that English-speakin...

Defining Who I Am as a Latina

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Being born in the Bronx, raised by a first generation Newyorican mother and Guatemalan father has left no question of who I am. Obviously, yo soy Latina.

Labeled And Lost: A Teacher's Reflection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Wesley Pepper I once spent a week in a special ed classroom as a student. I loved it because I was finally in a class with my best friend (who had ...