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Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Vanessa William

November 13, 2019

Poems: SPN 1014 Spanish Heritage at UTSA Profesora Lilian L. Cano Doce años más tarde By: Victoria Chaires Eras mi padre, cuando tenía dos años, te amaba tanto. Entonces dijiste que tenías que irte, pero ¿cómo iba a saber? Que pasarían doce años antes de que llegaras a casa? Durante...

La Cantera resort employees punished for speaking Spanish

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Jose Chapa

October 18, 2018

A lawsuit was filed on Monday, Sept. 24, alleging that Hispanic employees at La Cantera Resort & Spa were ridiculed, punished, demoted and even fired for speaking Spanish. Employees worked under a no Spanish policy, where they were not allowed to speak the language anywhere on the property. Some...

POETRY PAGES with Spanish for Heritage Learners

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paisano.online1

December 17, 2016

A new and intuitive course — Spanish for Heritage Learners — led by Professor Lilian Cano from the Modern Languages department, has taken its place at UTSA. The course’s goal is to strengthen students’ pre-existing familiarity with spoken and/or written Spanish. The course, comparable to programs a...

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

paisano.online1 and Jessica Jimenez

October 4, 2016

“Hola!” “Hola! I’m sorry. No hablo español.” “Oh, sorry…I just assumed. Aren’t you Latina?” --- This exchange happens often, yet it never gets easier. Not speaking Spanish has separated me from my culture for most of my life.   What makes my situation even more complicated is that I grew up in a S...

Graduate Program Eliminates Barriers

November 11, 2015

Spanish Translation and Interpreting Studies is a developing field in Texas. With a multicultural and multilingual community that helps the influx of immigrants from Central and Latin America, language barriers continue to hinder political and social justice. The Graduate Certificate in Spanish...