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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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Anne Smieszny Silva is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a synchronized swimmer for eight years. She began learning Spanish in middle school. She earned Bachelor’s degrees with Honors from the Ohio State...
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Patricia Acosta is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where at age 8 she began to show her passion for education by teaching math to her (often unwilling) friends, classmates, neighbors and pets with the help...
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Mario A. Nuñez loves Madrid… and when in Madrid, he does what the Madrileños do…eat tapas “con locura”! Somehow he also finds time to go to the museums and cultural sites…
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Angela Padron is originally from Freehold, New Jersey where she grew up in a bicultural household. She had the best of both worlds learning about her mother’s English heritage and her father’s...
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María Treviño loves to travel. Visiting Spanish-speaking countries brings her greatest satisfaction. It’s impossible for her to choose one location as each city has its own special attraction. She loves to...
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Evelyn Silva nació en la pequeña y hermosa ciudad de Cienfuegos, situada en el centro-sur de la isla de Cuba. Amante del olor del mar y del sonido de las olas al chocar con los muros, Evelyn emigró a...

"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Sep 29 Santillana USA's eBook Titles Now Available on Apple's iBookstore - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Over 2,000 Spanish Language eBook Titles from Santillana USA’s Catalog are Now Available on Apple’s iBookstore

Santillana USA, the world’s leader in Spanish language publishing, now offers over 2,000 ebooks from its global catalog on Apple’s iBookstore.The publisher started selling titles on the iBookstore in late 2011, increasing the number of available books rapidly in order to meet a growing demand from Hispanic audiences.

Sep 28 How to Plan a Hispanic Heritage Month Party with a Twist - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Hispanic Heritage Month Party

Christine Mosso

How can we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month without some kind of party? We should have a party, that’s part of Hispanic heritage, too. Instead of the usual bring some food, play some music, let’s try something a little bit different—a prop party. It’s a little like a costume party.

Sep 26 Conoce a Pablo Neruda – Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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El Mes de la Herencia Hispana es una ocasión ideal para dar a conocer a los estudiantes las contribuciones de algunos latinos ilustres al mundo. Hoy, conozcamos a Pablo Neruda de la mano de la autora puertoriqueña Georgina Lázaro León.

Georgina nos habla de Pablo…

(…) se encontraba Pablo Neruda frente al espejo, viéndose como se describió alguna vez: duro de nariz, mínimo de ojos, escaso de pelos, creciente de abdomen, largo de piernas, amarillo de tez… Sonreía mientras se abotonaba el cuello de la camisa. Esta noche se vestiría de frac.

Sep 26 California Governor Approves Long-Term ELL Bill - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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By Lesli A. Maxwell on September 24, 2012 9:00 AM

Late Friday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will bring attention to those English-language learners who get stalled for years in public schools without ever becoming fluent.

Brown's approval makes California the first in the nation to put a statewide policy focus on long-term ELLs—a group of students with persistently low achievement and at high risk of dropping out of school.

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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

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