Twenty-one million students learn Spanish around the world. Discover how to become one of them.Do you love the sound of “Despacito“ except you don't even know what the words you are singing actually mean?It might be less innocent than you think.Did you know: With 329 million native speakers, according to Ethnologue, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world after English. By 2050, the US will be the largest Spanish speaking country, according to the Association of Spanish Language Academies.Spanish and English share a lot of words because they come from the same language family.Spanish is more popular than ever before.Maybe because of the undeniable sex appeal of Latino legends such as Shakira and Pablo Alborán.Maybe because there are 21 Spanish speaking countries you might not want to miss out on. Charles the Fifth already once said if he were to speak to God, he would speak in the Spanish tongue.Whatever motivates you to learn the language of God, I promise you won't regret it.But be warned: On your journey your friends might get confused once you accidentally start saying "¡Buen provecho!" instead of “Enjoy your meal“. In Spanish Phrase Book for Beginners, you´ll discover: How to avoid the most common embarrassing mistakes made by non-native speakersImmerse yourself in the language and find out which kind of Latino/a you areColorful, memorable Spanish sentences you will steal everyone's hearts withHow to make a lot of new Spanish friends on your journeyWhy being born in a Spanish speaking country doesn't make you “Spanish“The 21 Spanish speaking countries, their nationalities and accentsAll you need to know about “Hablando Español“The principle of “once you can spell it, you can say it“How to make sure you get the b 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rafael Neve. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154194/bk_acx0_154194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare. Davíd Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accounts that have colored much of the Western narrative to let Aztec voices speak about their origin stories, the cosmic significance of their capital city, their methods of child rearing, and the contributions women made to daily life and the empire. Carrasco discusses the arrival of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec mythical traditions about the origins of their city with actual urban life in Mesoamerica, and outlines the rise of the Aztec empire. He also explores Aztec religion, which provided both justification for and alternatives to warfare, sacrifice, and imperialism, and he sheds light on Aztec poetry, philosophy, painting, and especially monumental sculpture and architecture. He concludes by looking at how the Aztecs have been portrayed in Western thought, art, film, and literature as well as in Latino culture and arts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011594/bk_adbl_011594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always been fond of learning Spanish but just never felt confident enough to learn a new language? Are you curious to understand the meaning of hit Latino songs or watch your favorite Netflix series without subtitles, all without taking hours of Spanish lessons or spending an extended amount of time in a Spanish-speaking country? Don't waste your time on useless lessons that teach you only about the theory. With our new revolutionary course, you have the opportunity to learn from native Spanish speakers about the secret of the language and the truly useful tips to be able to write and speak Spanish in everyday life.The traditional method taught does not give you the efficient results. Hours and hours of studying the rules would only make you lost. Think about how you learned your native language: When you were finally able to speak the first few words...did you study the theory? Or did you simply listen and emulate what your parents said to you?The fast and steady growth of the Spanish-speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business and a key language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world and as second language in the US and Europe.Here's what you will learn:You will understand the basics of Spanish language, such as spelling and pronunciationYou will focalize around the important parts of speechWhy not all the verbs are important - a list of only fundamentals verbsDiscover the four types of sentencesThe authentic ways to communicate in SpanishImprove your ninja kit of words to order food, ask information in the airport, find the best deal while shopping, and manage any emergency or health issuesMore than 1,000 common Spanish phrases you can learn on your downtimePractical exercise for the everyday lifeAnd much, much moreEven if you have never tried a language guide before or you were 1. Language: English. Narrator: Enrique Aparicio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186446/bk_acx0_186446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A candid, savvy, inspiring, and often hilarious memoir by one of America's most fearless political leaders. Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, 11-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez is, among Latinos and along with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the most recognized Hispanic public figure in America. Here Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to "go back to where you came from"; too American in Puerto Rico, where he was ridiculed as a "gringo" who couldn't speak Spanish. For much of his early life, he seemed like the last person who would rise to national prominence. Yet his tremendous will and resilience shaped his varied experiences - from picking coffee beans to driving a cab - into one of the most surprising careers in American politics. He campaigned for Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of his house, and he only grew more committed to reform. Tested in the crucible of the notoriously tough Chicago city council, he earned the nickname "El Gallito": the little fighting rooster. Gutierrez was one of the first Latino public figures to support gay rights; he led the fight to cut Congressional paychecks, hashed out legislation with both Ted Kennedy and John McCain, and fought with Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush. Despite his strong support for Barack Obama in two elections, he has twice been arrested while protesting for immigrants in front of the Obama White House. From recollections of his failures as a teenage activist to his crackling observations of the nautical decor in Kennedy's office and the white-gloved waiters of the Speaker's dining room, Gutierrez is as endearing to the reader as he is sometimes maddening to his colleagues, inspiring us all to stand up for our rights and for those of others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Plana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014621/bk_adbl_014621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! White Hispanic or White Latino Americans are White Americans of European origin. As the concepts of race and ethnicity ? "ethnicity" is used as a synonym for Hispanic or Latino origin ? are mutually independent in the Office of Management and Budget's and United States Census Bureau's definitions, every American is identified by both race and ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino people are those who report origins in Spain or Hispanic Latin America, and they may be of any race, Black, white or Asian. Thus each race, including White American, comprises individuals who are "Hispanic or Latino", which only means that they speak the Spanish language and individuals who are not of Spanish speaking countries.
Addressing language and social issues, particularly in schools which enroll students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can be challenging for educators. It can be equally challenging for immigrant students who are trying to be both academically successful and fit in socially at school. This book presents an ethnographic study conducted at a California high school on students perspectives of the lack of social interactions between immigrant Latino and White students. The study identifies factors contributing to boundaries between the two groups, and explores to what extent students attitudes and behaviors were influenced by societal ideologies. The data show that hearing Latino students speak Spanish provoked a range of negative reactions from White students. Interestingly, both White and Latino students equated speaking English with being American, however White students further concluded that Latino students who spoke Spanish were not trying to be American. This study should help educators understand the significance of the social aspects of schooling, and its impact on immigrant students success both in and beyond high school.
This collection of essays by Antonia Darder engages a variety of political questions rooted within the contentious terrain of culture and power in the United States. Divided into seven sections that focus on biculturalism, racism, culture and schooling, language rights, Latino issues, the politics of the body, and a public pedagogy of dissent, the essays forcefully speak to the multiple ways in which the dominant culture shapes and perpetuates widespread inequalities and social exclusions, at the expense of oppressed populations. Spanning twenty years, this timely collection not only provides deeply unique political insights on important theoretical and practical concerns, but also offers the reader a historical glimpse into the literary evolution of one of the foremost radical education scholars of our time. Along with the intellectual ingenuity of her scholarly arguments, Darder beautifully weaves each section together with her poems of dissent. A Dissident Voice should be read by every student, professor, administrator and educated reader interested in alternative voices in education.
How long has Spanish been spoken in the US and how many people speak it today? Is Spanish being passed down through generations? What role does Spanish play in US Latino identity? Analysing and synthesising data from a wide variety of sources, Escobar and Potowski explore these questions and more in this up-to-date textbook for students of Spanish language, linguistics, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, culture, and history. - Over 150 exercises help students engage with the linguistic characteristics of Spanish, Spanish-dialect contact, bilingualism, and Spanish communities in the US - Exercises and examples refer students to external, online sources so they can experience Spanish through a range of media - Concepts are clearly defined with detailed examples for readers who may not have a background in linguistics - Misconceptions about Spanish varieties and Latino communities are addressed, ensuring readers will emerge with a clear understanding of how Latino communities vary linguistically and socioculturally.
Offering a fresh perspective on language socialization in Latino families, this book provides a historical, political, and cultural context for the language attitudes and socialization practices that help determine what and how Latino children speak, read, and write.