Humor, Spanish Culture and Language

April 1 and Day of the Holy Innocents

I’m happy to report that we have made it safely to Caracas! Tomorrow we’ll check out the botanical gardens, the Teleférico (aerial cable car) and the Museo Bolívar. We love Venezuelan food, we’ve tried it in Madison and we know this will be a tasty trip. It’s so amazing how we traveled the 2500 miles […]

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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

The Bilingual Dream

I’m working hard to make every morning and every evening count in terms of our child’s Spanish language exposure. Breakfast en español is working! Our child is speaking Spanish for the majority of sentences while eating coconut yogurt to start the day. I listen without making corrections, as our child has requested. I make encouraging […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, Study Abroad

New Words, New Understandings

I like learning new vocab. whether it’s English, Spanish or Swahili. Hakuna Matata is such a joyful phrase, world-famous Swahili meaning, “there is no trouble here,” or “no worries” from the Lion King. Spanish has unique phrases that tickle my fancy too. As a junior in college, I spent a semester in Toledo, Spain. There […]

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