Spanish is the second mother tongue by number of speakers and the second language in a global tally of speakers (taking into account the native domain, limited competence and Spanish students).
After five years of dual language immersion in Cache County School District, the first cohort of young bilingual students will take the leap to middle school in the fall.
The government of Spain has set in motion a global campaign to promote our language as a tool for employment and innovation. President Rajoy announced today the development of an Ibero-American Erasmus Scholarship, a plan for business professionals and diplomats, who will use their image to promote the language.
After greeting her new students in Spanish, Giovana Portugal got down to the basics."I need to go to the bathroom," said Portugal, who teaches English language learners at Fillmore Elementary School.
Ana Gómez-Bravo created a class about Spanish food and culture a few years ago as a way to teach the language, but found no appropriate textbook for the material — so she wrote one herself. "Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico" — "Food and Culture in the Hispanic World" -- by Ana Gómez-Bravo, UW professor of Spanish, was published by Equinox books in October.