Margarita del Mazo conducts storytelling sessions for district 200 students. An award-winning Spanish author whose children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages visited Woodstock schools last week.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) convened a Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus briefing on October 4, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The focus of the briefing is to inform policy makers and their staffs about the value and impact of HSIs while encouraging more members of Congress to join the HSI Caucus.
HACU Chief Advocacy Officer Luis Maldonado will introduce the Congressional HSI Caucus initiative and HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores will speak about the impact and value of HSIs and HACU’s vision for the Caucus. The four representatives who have committed to co-chair the Caucus, Susan Davis of California, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Will Hurd of Texas, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, will address their plans for the Caucus.
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Bilingual people may be better equipped to learn new languages than those who only speak one language, according to a study published in the academic journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. The research points to a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.
Top 5 Easy-to-read Spanish Books for Spanish Learners. Know that feeling of satisfaction when you finally begin a conversation in Spanish?. Have you experienced the pleasure of understanding movies or songs in Spanish?. Or do you finally understand who’s dating who in the dramatic world of telenovelas?
Educators believe teaching in two languages can be key to student success. When the Boston Public Schools opened the Margarita Muñiz Academy in 2012, it was a first-of-its-kind dual-language high school meant to address issues faced by the city’s growing Hispanic population.