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I’m Latina, and I Don’t Speak Spanish

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 I hate when it happens. When my mother-in-law comes over and she is in a heated discussion with my husband and I wonder if she’s talking about me. When I shop at the local Mexican market and I need two pounds…

Similarities in French and Latino Parenting?

IF FRENCH IS THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, WHAT’S THE LANGUAGE OF PARENTING? I must confess that I’ve always been a bit of a Francophile. First of all, there’s the food. Pain au chocolat? Don’t mind if I do! Then there’s French cinema;…
Is Spanish Killing Real Bilingualism?-MainPhoto

I Wish I'd Learned Spanish #BilingualPlus

“Agua,” my mother said to me as she held out a glass. She refused to release it from her grip until I relented, but I walked away with a dry mouth rather than say the word “water” in Spanish. I was about 5 years old and quickly learned…

Teaching English, Latina Style

My tenth-grade students sat in the darkness, their eyes fixed on the grainy black and white photograph magnified on a screen in front of the classroom.They considered the four figures frozen in time: a man with an insouciant grin, a woman…