Category Archives: Culture

Silencing the Talking Taco

I happened to take a look at some of the products a popular Spanish-teacher catalog was promoting. As someone who enjoys not only the language, but the culture of the Spanish-speaking world I was embarrassed by what I have seen … Continue reading

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Perspective

¿Quién tiene la razón? ¿Cómo es posible que los dos tengan razón? One of the most important tasks outside of language learning that world language teachers face is to make our students aware of the world outside their community. To … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month Post 4

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. The goal of this … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month Post 3

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. Our goal is for … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Post 2

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. Our goal is for … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Post 1

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. Our goal is for … Continue reading

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September 16th

¡Viva México! Feliz día de Independencia, México, querido y lindo. Read our previous Independence Day post or download láminas sobre México.

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Macanudo

In addition to being funny, the comics Condorito, Mafalda, and Macanudo can offer a great insight into the Hispanic culture and language. Mafalda, drawn by Quino (Jauquín Salvador Lavado) is a national symbol in Argentina. Condorito, the pride of Chilean … Continue reading

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Taco Bell in Mexico

A lot of Americans assume that Taco Bell is Mexican food simply because it sells things such as “tacos”. But claiming that Taco Bell sells Mexican food couldn’t be further from the truth. To claim such is a great insult … Continue reading

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Colombia

One of my biggest pet peeves is the spelling of the Colombia. In fact, I have even seen news programs get it wrong. The country of Colombia does not have a “U” in it. Not even in the “English version”. … Continue reading

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