FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Olvido by Amaral

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is another beautiful and haunting melody.  Olvido is sung by the Spanish group Amaral.  The band consists of Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre, who write their songs together. The band’s musical style is mostly identified as pop rock, but it is often fused with […]

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Mirtha Michelle’s Tell Me

I’m back to share with you some angsty love poetry from Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol‘s bilingual book of poems, Elusive Loves/ Amores Esquivos, which was released in 2015. In the first post of this four-part series, I mentioned that these poems journey through romantic love by approaching the cycle through the perspective of seasons.  We’ve […]

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Reblog: Mexican Conservatism

I think I have found a kindred spirit in La Historiadora.  As a former Latin American history scholar and life long learner, she’s putting her knowledge to use by sharing some interesting stories about Mexico’s past.  I suggest you head over to her site and follow if you’re interested in finding out more about Mexican […]

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Spanish Lesson 21: Personality Descriptions

Bienvenidos a la clase de español. We explored adjectives in a previous lesson and today we are going to apply adjectives to people.  You can revisit our lesson on adjectives here.  You will learn how to describe your own characteristics and the characteristics of other people. Remember that the adjective must agree in gender (masculine / […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: El Cóndor Pasa by Los Fronterizos

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is something a bit slower and more ‘traditional’ than our usual.  We’re taking a listen to Argentinian Folk music, through a song that is claimed by much of Latin America… El Cóndor Pasa by Los Fronterizos.   Los Fronterizos was an Argentine musical […]

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Reblog: Horses, Me and the Andes

I introduced you to Laurie, a while ago when she told us all about the Ecuadorian guitar making village of San Bartolome.  I have to say, I’m loving visiting Ecuador vicariously through Laurie but she’s making my South American bucket longer and longer every stop I make at her site, Life On This Side. Today […]

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SPANISH LESSON 20: University Life

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   Today we are moving away from some of the more general topics we’ve covered over the last few months and looking at a situation specific topic.  As some of you know, I teach basic Spanish as well as Latin American History and Politics at a small college.  One […]

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Fun Facts About Latin America (4)

  In 2018 tongues were set to wagging over the latest archeological discovery of more than 60,000 Maya structures, which included houses, fortifications, and causeways.  This discovery also indicates that Mayan cities were in fact inter-connected and not isolated units.  Read more about this discovery at smithsonian.com.

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Spanglish Sunday 11

Hola! ¡Es Domingo! Hope your weekend has been going well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone. Don’t forget the Spanish word for bear…. oso.   On the bright side, it’s still Sunday!!!         One word…. soooo many meanings!     Hope these made you sonreir a little! […]

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