Spotlight on Spanish
Spotlight on Spanish Activities
Cultural Orientation Resources
CAL’s Spanish-English Phrasebook is an easy-to-use reference with select Spanish-English translations. The English phrases have been selected for their brevity and their usefulness in daily activities of American life. Topic areas include giving information about oneself, recognizing signs, and dealing with money, health, food, clothing, housing, and jobs. A cassette version of the phrasebook is also available.
Cubans: Their History and Culture by Barbara Robson
This 1996 culture profile was developed with funding from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the U.S. Department of State to give those working with Cubans a brief introduction to Cuban geography and history, particularly the history of Cuba's relations with the United States. This culture profile discusses perspectives that Cuban newcomers are likely to have brought with them and the potential impact on their resettlement experience in the United States. It concludes with a brief sketch of Cuban Spanish and lists some of the linguistic issues that Cubans are likely to encounter in learning English. Read the profile online or browse the other culture profiles produced by CAL’s Cultural Orientation Resource Center.
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