Laugh Out Loud Spanish Expressions. Learn them to show off your fluency!

25 hilarious spanish expressions

How can you not know a potato about these expressions? Well, I don’t suggest you go and throw the house through the window now to learn all about Spanish.  And put in your batteries so you don’t end up eating flies! No, I’m not going crazy here at Over The Andes, I promise! I’m just […]

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Connecting Through Cultural Diversity Awareness

I haven’t been posting on Over The Andes as often as I normally do because I’ve been working on some exciting projects.  One of those projects was a guest post for DaliTalks.  I featured Dali’s anti-bullying and diversity awareness blog a while ago, you can check out that post here. Dali and I ‘met’ while […]

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Reblog: Are You Fluent In Spanish?

Hi, How are you this lunes? Today I’m introducing you to Sherica, who blogs over at Queen of My Blessed Home.  She asked me to share her language learning post with you and I think you’ll find it inspiring and practical too.  It’s all about her journey to learn Spanish.  Sometimes, it’s very useful to […]

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A story of one school’s efforts to assist young people fleeing violence in Central America

The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.  It is staffed by talented and committed reporters and editors who collect data, research and stories from classrooms around the U.S. and share them with the public. Their ultimate goal is to explain how education can be improved and why it matters.  As […]

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Highlighting Dali Rivera- an Anti-Bullying & Diversity Educator

One of the purposes of my blog is to create a deeper understanding of a region and multi-culture that I love.  For sure, I don’t know all of it and I enjoy each experience or article or conversation that brings new understanding of this very diverse region.  However, very often when we don’t understand someone […]

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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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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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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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UNESCO celebrates indigenous languages

    Did you think that the Mayan language is just one language?  Think again!  Mayan is the collective name given to a linguistic family.  Today, over 35 unique Mayan languages have been recorded.  It is estimated, however, that at the beginning of colonisation there were in fact hundreds of these languages in use.  Think […]

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