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America the Bilingual is a storytelling podcast designed to inspire people on their journey to bilingualism. We'll listen to people who have become bilingual, especially native-English speakers who learned another language as adults (that is, the hard way). How did they do it? Why did they do it? How do they lead their bilingual lives? You'll find out every two weeks.
 
Bi-lingual Conversations with and about the Latino Community and their struggles and triumphs in Nuestra America. Conversaciones bilingues sobre las luchas y triunfos de la comunidad latina en Nuestra America.
 
A bilingual storytelling podcast, dedicated to the traditional narratives of Latin America. Tres Cuentos explores the myths, legends and folktales told all across the Hispanic, Indigenous and Afro-Latin American world.This year Tres Cuentos is supported in part by a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.A ...
 
The first football (Soccer) bilingual podcast. Our weekly bilingual podcast seeks to bridge the gap between English and Spanish speakers. Join us!
 
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Perfiles de America
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Hispanic Bilingual Radio Show from Stanford University
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
 
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Language Stories
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Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them. As Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and husband Ashley travel the globe, they share stories and interviews of the multicultural places they visit, with a focus on the multilingual, bilingual and monolingual people they meet along the way. Perfect for polyglots and armchair travellers alike, this documentary series is essential listening for anyone who loves language learning, travel, or learning about oth ...
 
We’ve all said we want to learn a second language, Spanish most likely. This is one family’s honest journey into becoming more compassionate for other cultures by learning the language, meeting Spanish speakers, and immersing themselves in everyday Latin life.
 
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We're back with Season 4! For anyone older than 20 who's learning a language, the all-new Episode 45 of the America the Bilingual podcast is one you won't want to miss. We tapped a slew of global language teachers and asked them for their best tip on learning a language as an adult. In the podcast, you’ll hear their advice—sometimes based on th ...…
 
Here’s a fact you don’t hear talked about much: 25% of Latinos don’t speak Spanish--because they can’t. And that percentage is growing.Hear Ed’s story set against the backdrop of the forces that are drowning out Spanish and other heritage languages in America. And hear what some dedicated language teachers are doing to promote a healthy bilingu ...…
 
A very devout group of women will be fooled by their own ideals and devotions as they try to turn a young man into a priest. In the afterword, we will explore the complex times in which Tomas Carrasquilla lived. Read the transcript here Source: The Spanish American Short Story, A Critical Anthology by Seymour Menton. Published by UCLA LATIN AME ...…
 
Summer Light Listening: “In case you thought Latin was dead…”Seriously? A podcast about Latin is supposed to be summer light listening? We promise, this one is. There’s not even a whisper about the subjunctive. But there’s sure to be a smile when you hear how one high school Latin teacher, who’s constantly teased with the question, “Learn Latin ...…
 
Unas mujeres muy devotas invitaran a sus vidas a un muchacho que según las piadosas feligresas es la misma encarnación de un santo; sin sospechar que sus devociones les jugaran una mala pasada. Más adelante hablaremos de los turbulentos tiempos en que Tomas Carrasquilla vivió, donde comenzó el odio acérrimo entre Liberales y Conservadores. Lee ...…
 
El mundo es un pañuelo, goes the Spanish dicho, or saying. It translates literally to “The world is a handkerchief.” A handkerchief is small, and so is the world. See where this is going? Right—to a more colorful way of saying “It’s a small world.” In Episode 10 of the America the Bilingual podcast, Steve exchanges dichos with two Mexican frien ...…
 
Summer has its own movie theater allure, rainy-afternoon matinees being just one. Why not take in a few films this summer in a language you’d like to learn…even if it’s not raining? Steve will share with you how he’s done it in learning Spanish, starting with just dipping his toe in to diving right in. You can pick the immersion point that work ...…
 
The gnomes found out that the humans have counterfeited their precious ruby. But is only when the patriarch gnome tells the story behind the firsts rubies that the gnomes understand how valuable their unique stones are. Later we talk about the political times in which Ruben Dario lived. Read the transcript here Sources: http://www.sjsu.edu/hist ...…
 
Los gnomos se han enterado que los humanos han re-creado el precioso rubí. Sin embargo, cambiaran de opinión al escuchar la historia de cómo la violenta pasión del gnomo patriarca por una mujer, les dio origen a los primeros rubíes. Más adelante hablamos de los inestables tiempos en que RD vivió. Lee la transcripción Fuentes: http://www.sjsu.ed ...…
 
We hope you’re enjoying your summer. At America the Bilingual, we’re taking a summer break from our podcast routine while Steve works on his new book about bilingualism in America. While he does that, we thought we’d rebroadcast a few of our podcasts that you might not have heard, or might like to hear again. This one, Episode 27, marks the fir ...…
 
A man on the verge of death will have an unusual experience. His soul who feels it is time to leave his body will witness how those around him will show behind their crying act their true feelings and intentions. In the afterword we talk about one of the Dominican Republic's dictators during Juan Bosch's life. Sources: 1. The beautiful soul of ...…
 
Un hombre en su lecho de muerte tendrá una experiencia extracorporal, que lo llevará a conocer el verdadero reflejo de su alma y a escuchar lo que sus más allegados piensan de él. Más adelante hablamos de uno de los dictadores dominicanos en el tiempo de Juan Bosch. Lee la transcripción Fuentes: 1. Literatura Hispanoamericana. Antología e Intro ...…
 
UNM Professor Gabriel Sanchez discusses the recent US Supreme Court decision on the proposed inclusion of a question on immigration status in the 2020 US census.
 
Guest Wendy Wayne, Director of the Immigration Impact Unit at the Committee for Public Council Services in Massachusetts.
 
To mark this Independence Day, we’re rebroadcasting our podcast on “American Outliers.” It tells a modern immigrant family’s tale and their success in coming to America, professionally but also linguistically. Both parents and both sons speak English plus four other languages. How did they succeed in becoming a two-generation, multilingual Amer ...…
 
In the west African country of Cameroon, it’s not unusual for youngsters playing a neighborhood game of soccer to encounter different languages among their friends. And throughout Africa, it’s not uncommon for people to speak three languages—even if they don’t write or read all three. How do they do it? And what can the United States learn from ...…
 
Karina Martinez, Director of Communications, Mi Familia Vota Diego Iniguez-Lopez, National Partnership for New Americans
 
Un rey Inca esta desesperado por encontrar una cura para la enfermedad de su hijo. El rey le pedirá a sus súbditos que encuentren las aguas sanadoras del lago que esta al final del mundo. Muchos irán en su búsqueda, pero solo uno tendrá lo que se necesita para llegar tan lejos. En el epilogo hablamos de los orígenes y la historia del Lago Titic ...…
 
An Inca King desperately wishes to cure his son from an unknown illness. The king will ask his subjects to bring the healing waters of a lake that rests at the end of the world. Many will go but only one will have what is needed to make it that far. In the afterword we explore the origins and story of Lago Titicaca. Read the transcript here - S ...…
 
Want to support Language Stories? Now there’s a way. And you get to read the story behind Language Stories too. It’s an honour to finally announce my very first book – Not A Year Off: The Story Behind Language Stories. Yay! Click here to get your copy of Not A Year Off now: http://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/nayo From first mentions of the ver ...…
 
None of us can master every language, but we can all learn phrases that extend a symbolic hand in greeting and say, “To show I respect you, and therefore your language, I’ll try to speak a few words of it.” No matter how poor the result linguistically, you’ve often made a friend. And thus, a bud of bilingualism blooms. In Episode 43 of the Amer ...…
 
"A brother and a sister will be charmed to follow a magic ball that will lead them to a trap. With the advice and help of an owl, a condor and an old man, the brother will find a way to help his sister. In the afterword we talk more about the Andean Mountains. We finish the program with a riddle." - Read the transcript here - Source: https://ww ...…
 
Natalia y Luis quedarán encantados con una pelota mágica, pero esta los llevará a una trampa. Con la ayuda de tres aves y un viejo Luis encontrará la forma de liberar a su hermana. - Lee la transcripción aquí - Fuente: www.storiestogrowby.comBy Carolina Quiroga-Stultz.
 
Resumen: Una niña saldrá a detener una bola de fuego que en sí misma, es la guerra. En su peligroso viaje tendrá la ayuda de una cierva. Pero aún cuando haya atrapado la bola de fuego, la decisión de detener la guerra dependerá de su comunidad. - Lee la transcripción aquí- Fuentes: - Libro Verde Fue Mi Selva, escrito por Edna Iturralde. Publica ...…
 
A little Achuar girl, with her grandmother’s help, will do what no one else dared to do, stop the war. Read the transcript here- Sources: - Verde fue mi Selva (Once my Forest was Green), by Edna Iturralde. Published by Alfaguara Infantil. 1998. [You can find the book in English - however this text is not the source of this transcription]: Green ...…
 
In 2005, North Carolina had seven dual-language schools; in 2018, there were 140. A 2018 graduating class at one of the dual-language high schools had two valedictorians—one a native Spanish speaker and the other a native English speaker, both now fluent in the other’s native tongue. How did North Carolina do it? Can their success be replicated ...…
 
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