Be creative in learning Spanish!
Students of the Spanish for Teachers course practiced this important principle while teaching at Bishop Dunn Memorial School. They wrote bilingual stories for children and created wonderful books to read with them.
You can appreciate the craft of one of the groups by clicking here to download a PDF file. The story is titled Pedro Searches for a Birthday Gift / Pedro busca un regalo de cumpleaños.
Other titles in the collection are:
Students of the Latin American Short Stories course also came up with new creative ways to learn Spanish. Each week, they commented on short stories from Latin American authors in the Facebook group page.
However, talking about what others did was not enough. To test their story writing skills, the students rewrote a short story that was discussed in class into a short story for children.
At that point, they wanted to do more (!?). They wrote their own short stories and went through the exciting experience of reading them in public. We way add that it was a captive public that enjoyed listening to interesting stories.
Students of Mount Media Production and Hispanic Studies worked together to create “Their World in Your Hands”, a series of 30-second video public service announcements featuring students and families from Nora Cronin Presentation Academy. Mount Media Production students and Prof. Victor Azuaje’s Hispanic Studies students worked under the direction of Prof. Dean Goldberg.
For three consecutive weeks this summer, Spanish-language TV network Univision won the prime-time ratings among young adult viewers. Read more…
CHICAGO, IL – September 15, 2012. On the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois exports to Mexico in the first half of 2012 topped $3 billion – a 13.7 percent increase over the previous year and a new record high.
Even though I have my reservations about the notion of a Spanglish dialect, I think everybody should read this article about the role of Spanish in the Democratic and Republican conventions.
If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home.
It’s no coincidence that both parties highlighted politicians like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.