Organizers of the Minnesota event say it is the only one of its kind in the country. Even if the students spoke Spanish at home, the conference gave them a chance to use their language in a new setting.
Much like the United States, the countries of Western Europe have experienced massive immigration in the last three decades. Spain, in particular, has been transformed from an immigrant-exporting country to one receiving hundreds of thousands of new immigrants. Today, almost 13 percent of the country’s population is foreign-born.
Hoping to expand the community’s outreach to its Hispanic population, the 2016-17 Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Project LEAD class will be raising funds to expand the Dwight Foster Public Library’s Spanish book collection.
NABE's mission is to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society. Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.
The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.