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Una clase de español en Harvard. Foto: Wikimedia

Recent attacks against people who spoke Spanish in public places reveal the refusal of many Americans to accept that the Spanish language is part of the history of America.

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.


Acción Ortográfica, the didactic enemy of the misuse of the Spanish language on the streets

 03/19/2015 - 17:37
Foto: Facebook Acción Ortográfica Quito

Incorrectly punctuated phrases, accent marks that are nowhere to be found, a ‘b’ instead of a ‘v’ (or vice versa) or one of those that trigger the most indignation among the Spanish-speaking community, confusing “a ver” (to see) with “haber” (to have). If you have ever paid attention to the writing and graffiti flooding the streets of any city in which Spanish is the parent language, you will find these misspellings to be quite common.