And another item from Friday’s inbox… Now I normally don’t post these FLVS items, but I do like to highlight their blog every once in a while.
The Virtual Voice has posted a new item, ‘Celebrating My Hispanic Heritage’
In our Spanish for Spanish Speakers course, an assignment asks students to
compare their lives in the United States with that of a fictional character in
This character writes an entry in her diary describing her struggles to fit in
with two different cultures, dealing with attitudes towards her language and
towards her, and even learning to speak “Spanglish.” I especially like
part of her entry where she talks about another Spanish-speaking lady she
meets at her kid’s school who owns a store in town where she can meet for a
cafecito* and some very-needed Spanish conversation.
Teaching this lesson, I suddenly realized that I struggle with the very same
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