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The school year has ended… It is now time to relax and unwind! 

After a year of lesson plans, grading papers and parent-teacher meetings, we want you to enjoy a well-deserved break. Stay connected to Plaza Santillana during the summer to join our Book Club, for fun summer readings, a virtual tour of Spanish-speaking countries and much more.


Who’s ready for summer?

Jul 25 El parque Nacional Canaima - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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El parque Nacional Canaima

Evelyn Silva

Si tuviéramos que seleccionar al azar un lugar en nuestra América del Sur que mezclara mágicamente la cultura indígena, los mitos y la belleza natural, ese lugar sin dudas sería el Parque Nacional Canaima. Si recordáramos la novela Canaima del escritor venezolano Rómulo Gallegos, sería imposible imaginarnos la magia del paisaje que nos ha obsequiado la naturaleza.

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Jul 24 Concurso nacional de deletreo llega a Albuquerque- Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Spelling Bee New Mexico

¡Muchas felicidades a los ganadores del concurso nacional de deletreo en Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Estamos muy contentos de haber sido parte de tan importante evento.

Jul 21 Las Cataratas del Iguazú - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Cataratas del Iguazu

Las Cataratas del Iguazú

Evelyn Silva

Las Cataratas del Iguazú fueron descubiertas por Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca en 1541. El cronista español las describió de esta manera:

"[...] donde da el agua en lo bajo de la tierra tan grande golpe que de muy lejos se oye, y la espuma del agua, como cae con tanta fuerza, sube en lo alto dos lanzas y más [...]”

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Jul 15 Santillana USA is proud to sponsor the National Spanish Spelling Bee 4th Annual Competition - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Albuquerque To Host National Spanish Spelling Bee 4th Annual Competition

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (July 19, 2014) – Albuquerque is set to host the 4th Annual Santillana USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Competition.  This unique event will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, from 9:00 AM to 12 noon on Saturday, July 19. The largest group of Spanish language spellers ever to compete in this national event will participate in an intense but fun day of competition where only one student will earn the recognition of National Spanish Spelling Bee Champion.

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