Latinx Speak: The Importance of Speaking Spanish

For many people speaking Spanish can be synonymous with being latinx, so much so that not being able to speak the language can often elicit reactions of shock or derision and can leave non-Spanish speaking latinx feeling frustrated, ashamed or alienated. There are many reasons why a latinx might not be able to speak Spanish, but the …

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CULTURE: How the African Diaspora Left It’s Mark on the DR

In the Dominican Republic we often spend a lot of time talking about the Taíno and European contributions to our culture and identity and so little about African contributions. Part of it is intentional and another factor is pure ignorance, many in rural areas (so most of the country) don’t know that there were even African …

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Eight Spanish Language Expressions You NEED to Know

Real language and communication happens in idiomatic expressions. Not in the verb conjugations, not in the thesaurus-like catalogue of adjectives stored in our heads or flashcards, but in the everyday words we cobble together to make meaning where there seems to be none. And that, to me, is where language fluency resides as well, somewhere between …

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ETHICAL SPOTLIGHT: Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding

HIGHLIGHTS  9.5/10 Rating 9.5/10 For more details on the guidelines click here. Instructors are paid a fair, livable wage that allows instructors to survive the low seasons with dignity—regardless of origin. In fact, preference is given to local instructors who cannot just up and leave when the wind drops. LEK regularly hosts charity events …

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