Most of the students at Royal Palm Elementary in Miami have Spanish-speaking families. But those families also want their kids to speak – and read and write – more Spanish in school. So teacher Alexandra Martin is leading her first grade class through “Vamos Papa,” with each child reading a passage from the Spanish language story. Martin helps students through proper pronunciation and words they stumble on.
A handful of students sit in their bedrooms, headphones plugged into their ears, as they listen to their Spanish teacher talk. Hall County students in middle and high school have access to Blended Learning Academy courses that combine a live teacher and online lessons.Wes Vonier, a Hall County foreign language instructor, teaches multiple Spanish courses with Damien Turpin.
The Baila Baila Band is coming to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Music Department’s Music Bowl for the MultiCultural Center's quarterly children's event.Lead singer Isa plays her guitar and rocks out with her band, enticing everybody to dance and have fun with rock & roll, reggae and Latin rhythms — it also reinforces Spanish-speaking skills.
More than 150,000 households in Aurora will get the winter edition of the Aurora Recreation Guide this week – and for the first time, the publication includes a section in Spanish.The quarterly publication features all kinds of recreational activities for Aurora residents.City officials say this edition will feature a dual-language cover with one side in English and one side in Spanish. There will also be a 20-page section in Spanish focused on youth programs.
Educators across the U.S. attend HACU’s 29th Annual Conference on mid-October, among the highlights of the newsletter.
Other topics include:
Colleges, Universities to see increase in Hispanic enrollment
Educators discuss programs to help minority students succeed at first PreK-12, higher education collaboration symposium.
101 students to receive complimentary travel from Southwest.