Video: This Poet Powerfully Captures the Struggle of Latinos Who Can’t Speak Spanish

21/01/2019

Many of us attribute immigrant cultural identity to speaking another home language. As an immigrant, I know how difficult it is to transmit my birth language to my US-born child. It takes dedication, commitment, resources, and the cooperation of a child to achieve mastery in the parent’s language. So, how does a child that is seen as part of my cultural group because of my accent self-identify? And how does a child who may not master the parent language feel about the missing language? The second generation immigrant cultural and linguistic identity issue is very personal to me, and I enjoyed finding the featured author at http://remezcla.com/features/culture/8-confessions-of-my-tongue/

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US Culture: Customs and Culture

21/01/2019

Find the following topics (screenshot):

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at https://www.rong-chang.com/immigrants/customsculture.htm

and:

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at https://www.rong-chang.com/immigrants/


US Culture: Baking With Your English Students

15/01/2019

Here is a cool resource for recipes “Holiday cookie generator” at

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/food/holiday-cookies/

It would be fun to try some of them!


What has the child’s neighborhood got to do with school achievement? See for yourself!

12/01/2019

Important facts for educators in the article Detailed Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/upshot/maps-neighborhoods-shape-child-poverty.html


Cultural Activities: 13 January Holidays You’ll Want to Celebrate in Your Classroom

02/01/2019

Spice up your English class with these ideas for celebrations: https://www.weareteachers.com/fun-january-holidays/


US Culture: What Do ‘A.M.’ And ‘P.M.’ Stand For Anyway?

30/12/2018

You use it but do you know its origin?  More at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whats-the-deal-with-am-and-pm_us_5ab27fb8e4b0decad0461f3b?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_source=main_fb&utm_medium=facebook


Culture: The Origin of US Christmas Terminology and Customs

29/12/2018

I bet that many native speakers in the USA do not know what you can find at https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2017/12/18/oed-christmas-words-yule-noel/


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