University of New Mexico celebrates 400th anniversary of Don Quixote.

The University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in collaboration with the Latin American and Iberian Institute, is holding readings of the renowned Spanish novel “Don Quixote”, which celebrates its fourth centennial anniversary this year.Anthony Cardenas, professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as a volunteer participating in the reading of “Don Quixote”, said he encourages students to attend the readings of one of the best-selling novels of all time.

Bilinguals have better college outcomes, labor advantages: New study shows.

Children of immigrants who can speak, read and write in both English and the language spoken at home have an advantage in the labor market, a new report released Tuesday finds.The report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Educational Testing Service, a nonprofit testing organization, shows that individuals with immigrant backgrounds who only speak English and don't retain the language spoken at home lose between $2,000 and $5,000 annually.

Wanted: Bilingual teachers for English-Spanish classrooms.

State of Oregon faces teacher shortage as districts add bilingual programs.Hannah Keen has a plan: English in the morning, Spanish in the afternoon. But just a few weeks into the school year, sometimes she has to deviate.On a recent Monday morning, her kindergarten class was practicing “S” words — sock, sun, spoon, straw.

How dual-language learning is taking hold in West Chicago

Tammara Mejia asks her first-grade students something in Spanish and they respond in English.
Down the hall, Jaime C. Torne teaches science in English and his fifth-grade students converse with each other in Spanish.Both classrooms in West Chicago Elementary District 33 feature a mix of native Spanish-speakers and native English-speakers."We're actually honoring and keeping both languages," Torne said. "We want them to be bilingual, we want them to be bicultural and we want them to be skilled in biliteracy, so they can read, write, speak and listen in both languages fluently."