bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

Year 12: Home School Spanish

As a teen, I remember making flash cards to memorize Spanish vocabulary. That was a lot of work, but learning verb conjugations was even harder. I swore if I had children, I’d introduce them to the language and spare them some drudgery. I’m happy to say that I have. I began speaking Spanish to our […]

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blogging, writing

Celebrating My 300th Post!

This milestone is 30 months in the making! In the last nine months I’ve blogged every three days. That is a good rhythm for me. To celebrate I’ve written a silly poem about Fake Flamenco. Fake Flamenco Free as a worda squeaky cheese curdSpanish sound for vowelsflamingo pink fowlsDancin’ flamencoyes don’t you say noclap with […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

5 Cool Facts about Inclusive Flamenco

I’ve found another reason to love flamenco. A Spanish choreographer began a company to make this passionate dance accessible to people with disabilities. The results are moving and beautiful. José Galán began the Flamenco Inclusivo movement in 2010. José is dedicated to focusing on what his students can do, rather than what they cannot. His […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

¡Olé! Baila, Baila. Olé! Dance, Dance!

Happy International Flamenco Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing photos from a wonderful evening in Granada, Spain our friends provided to our family when we visited in 2013. Srta. Guerrero began dancing when she was three. Her mother taught flamenco at Carmen de las Cuevas. Patricia Guerrero is one of the foremost flamenco dancers in Spain. […]

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