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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Friday Canción: La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives ft. Shakira

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives and Shakira You met Carlos in the last Friday Canción and we talked about the vallenato echoes to his music.  In today’s Friday Canción Carlos is joined by fellow Colombian singer, Shakira!  Internationally, she may be a little more […]

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Mirtha Michelle’s “The Question” and “Everything”

  Puedo ser tu fuego, pero tienes que prometerme que nunca me apagarás… I could be your flame, but you must promise to never put me out…     Passionate lines such as these mark Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol‘s writing and lend spectacular imagery to her poetry.  Today we continue our journey through the seasons […]

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Reblog: A Week in Panama

The only time, so far, that I’ve been to Panama it was en route to Costa Rica.  I remember pressing my face almost flat against the plane’s window as I struggled to get a good view of the famed Panama Canal.  As I sat peering down at the isthmus that joins Central And South America […]

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Lovelle Drachman Quote on Travel

  Every time I find a quote I like, I try to find out at least a little about the person to whom the quote is ascribed.  When I searched for Lovelle Drachman, the only results I got were all linked to this one quote! Interesting… Anyway, I still like this quote and hope you […]

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Why History Is Important

Today’s post is a bit of an ode to a field of study dear to my heart.  As a history and politics lecturer I enjoy bringing stories alive for my students.  Here is why I believe so strongly in what I do.   History is important. The study of History is important. The knowledge of […]

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Spanglish Sunday 10

Happy Sunday!!!  Hope your day is going well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone.     Hope these made you smile at the very least! Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like these.   Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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