July 2013

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Recognizing U.S. Spanish
Armando Guerrero recommends decisive action to stop the exclusion of the American Spanish vernacular in the classroom

Cutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text
Rebecca Blum-Martínez offers a strategy to help English learners cope with the more complex language requirements of the Common Core

Teaching to the Letter of the Law
Arlene Ortiz and Shirley Woika examine the legal obligations to educate English language learners in the U.S.

Seeing with Spanish Eyes: Spanish Audiovisual Recommendations
Musetta Reed and Lauren Rovin use film and TV to bring authentic content into the classroom

Brazil Beckoning
As the Brazilian economy booms, opportunities for Portuguese speakers abound, and picking it up may be easier than you think

Destination Bahia
Clara Ramos explains why so many American students choose Salvador to learn Portuguese

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Overcoming Portuñol/Portunhol

In Search of Duende / Spanish Schools Offering Flamenco
Daniel Ward believes that flamenco is key to understanding the passion of Spanish

Reviews Lebanese Expressed

Last Writes Richard Lederer looks to the heavens for explanation

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