A Mother by Any Other Name

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When I was 22 and just out of college, I joined the Peace Corps and was shipped off to West Africa.  After a few months of training, a Peace Corps driver dropped me and my few possessions off in a remote village of 900 people, which was to be my home for the next two years.  Fortunately, I was able to talk to the handful of people of my village who spoke French, which was the official language.  Everyone elseRead More ...

Alegre Vengo de la Montaña or How Abuela´s Traditions are Still Alive

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The following is a guest post from Melissa and is part of Your Bicultural Holiday Traditions series. Alegre vengo de la montaña de mi cabaña que alegre está y a mis amigos les traigo flores de las mejores de mi rosal. Y a mis amigos les traigo flores de las mejores de mi rosal. This song plays in loop in my head all Christmas season long. I learned it in third grade and it takes me back to a veryRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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1. Exposure to 2 Languages Carries Far-Reaching Benefits - People who can speak two languages are more adept at learning a new foreign language than their monolingual counterparts, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. And their bilingual advantage persists even when the new language they study is completely different from the languages they already know. Yet another study that shows the benefits of learning more than one language... ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Happy Mami’s Day to one and all! Ana and I both hope you have a wondrous day – whatever you end up doing. ¡Felicidades! Over at my house, we’re praying the weather cooperates so we can take a trip to the Rocky Mountains, but before I leave, here’s our weekly roundup… Enjoy! ...

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