Spanish Lessons Online

References about Spanish-speaking Countries
Washington D.C. Embassies U.S. Department of State - background notes
Library of Congress Country Studies Central Intelligence Agency World Fact Book
Lonely Planet: Destinations Latin World
CultureGrams
Needs login & password.  See Mrs. Dietsch's Gaggle Locker.
Britannica Encyclopedia
   
Learning Spanish
Spanish Alfabeto  - needs sound ON. Spanish Pronto!
SpanishSpanish.com Conjuguemos
BBC: Languages: Learn Spanish Spanish Lanugage (about.com)
Learn Spanish.com Spanish Tutorial
Spanish Language Learning Resource for Students Spanish Grammar Tutorial
   
Telling Time
Que hora es?  Juegos
 
Spanish Holidays
Cinco de Mayo - 1 Desfile de la Hispanidad/Hispanic Day Parade, NYC: October
Cinco de Mayo - 2 Los Dias de los Muertos/The Days of the Dead:
October 31, November 1-2
- 1
National Puerto Rican Day of New York: June Day of the Dead - 2
Mexican Independence Day: September 16 Quinceañera
 
Spanish Travel Helper
At the Airport At the Beach
At the Restaurant At the Hotel
Meeting People Downtown
Medical Care Shopping
More Travel Words  
   
Information about Latin American Countries and Culture
Latin American Network Information Center Zona Latina
Internet Resources for Latin America  
 
Fun Links
The Internet Picture Dictionary: Spanish Includes games and, of course, pictures.
LaBamba Spanish Lessons
La Cucaracha! - the famous cockroach song is animated, lyrics shown.
Musical Spanish - songs and lyrics, some with animations
Spanish Quiz - test your knowledge, your quiz is graded online
Spanish Numbers, Grammar, Vocabulary and Sentence Building - with Audio Mp3 Pronuncation Samples
Spanish Music - turn your volume down until you know how loud the music will play
InstaSpanish - variety of links
tarjetas-gratuitas.com Send Spanish greeting cards and wishes to your friends and family. All cards are free!
Tongue Twisters R con R cigarro . . . y muchas más!
 
Other Spanish-related Links
CNN in Spanish - News in Spanish
Recetas Favoritas de España Classic Recipes, in Spanish and English.
Taller hispano Authentic materials related to selected cultural themes.
Museo del Prado The official website of one of the world's most famous museums.
Cyberspain A grand journey through Spain.
SpanishArts.com Reproductions of items from the museum 'el Prado'
The Maya Ruins Page Learn about various Mayan archaelogical sites.
A Guatemalan travel magazine First-person stories from Guatemala
Musical Spanish Learn with Music
Music for Grammar Contemporary songs in Spanish listed according to the grammatical elements they help to reinforce.
Songs for Teaching Music for learning Spanish.
Country Studies - Spain
Just Spain Visitors guide to Spain, including useful maps, main attractions, and Spanish fiestas. Includes individual city sections.
 
National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as National Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

"September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively."

Public Law 100-402 authorizes and requests the President to issue an annual proclamation designating September 15 through October 15, as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

Web Links for National Hispanic Heritage Month:

FactMonster     GaleSchools     InfoPlease      National Park Service

 


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