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Colombian Breaking Bad

My favorite show was Breaking Bad, and I was excited when Univision announced it was going to do a re-make of the show in Spanish. The adaptation is called “Metasasis” and is nearly identical to the U.S. version. Here we … Continue reading

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Colombianadas

You learn a lot about a culture by living there for a few months. Here are some items that I can now appreciate thanks to my experience in this great country. 1. The language itself is very formal. Usted is … Continue reading

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Colombian School

I’ve been volunteering at a Colombian school since August and over the months I’ve compiled several notes on the differences between my school in Chicago and the school here in Colombia. The following are a few of my observations. It … Continue reading

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Brain Break Hand Game

My students in Colombia have been playing these hand games and I thought it was would make a good activity for a “brain break” in the Spanish classroom. You can see the example below. Choco Choco La La Choco choco … Continue reading

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Lo curioso de cultura

Besides teaching how to communicate in a language, world language teachers also teach about culture and share our experiences from living in or visiting other countries. These stories also seem to fascinate the students. Students get to see how things … Continue reading

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It’s Colombia Not Columbia

It’s Colombia Not Columbia We’ve written about this issue before and with the social media campaign hopefully we can cure the public of their misspelling of this beautiful country’s name.

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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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September 11th Segovia Colombia

While this year the talk of the date is the once in a lifetime date of 11-11-11, November 11th holds a “Never Forget” attitude for the people of Colombia. “La Masacre de Segovia fue una masacre ocurrida el 11 de … Continue reading

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