Mi proprio segmento, “El idioma es música”, en Univision. My own “Language is Music” segment on Univsion.

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Cada lunes en mi segmento titulado “El idioma es música” en el programa “Al Despertar” en San Francisco, doy mis consejos de como aprender inglés mediante la música y los medios. Canal 14 (Univision) desde las 6 a 7 am y en canal 20 (Telefutura) en el programa de las 7 a 8 am. I… Read more »

The importance of female role models for female language learners

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Last week, for International Women’s Day, I wrote a blog post, How we all benefit when women are multilingual about the scarcity of female language bloggers and You Tube polyglots on the Fluent in Three Months website along with a video of a Skype call I made with two other female polyglots, Fasulye and Jana… Read more »

Learning Portuguese with rap and Brazilian music, Don Blanquito and Idahosa Ness

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I interviewed (Don Blanquito) and Idahosa Ness about how they, as native English speakers, create rap, funk and hip hop music in Spanish and Portuguese. They also discuss how music helps people get into the flow of their new language. Don Blanquito lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he gives concerts in Portuguese. He also… Read more »

Review of Babel No More: what makes people learn many languages?

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I highly recommend the book, Babel No More. It’s a fun read as it’s written like a detective story and you can feel the passion for languages that the hyperglots demonstrate. Why I read Babel No More First there was Michael Erard’s opinion article in the New York Times about how monolingual Americans really are and… Read more »

Learn Portuguese, not portunhol/ portuñol, by listening to Brazilian music

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The problem facing anyone going from Spanish to Portuguese is to mistake similar words or sentence structures to be the same. They are not. I am speaking from experience. I also have to catch myself from using Spanish in my Portuguese. Luciana Lage from Street Smart Brazil and I are making a series of videos… Read more »

Being multilingual: Is my language my homeland?

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(My country is the Portuguese language. Fernando Pessoa) The idea of feeling an affinity with a language is not foreign to me given that I speak seven languages and have studied ten. In fact, my likes and dislikes for the sounds of languages have repelled me from certain languages and attracted me to others. But… Read more »

Learn Portuguese: The joy of just “being” in Portuguese and not speaking

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(Photo is of Lisbon, Portugal.) Feeling like I am in Portugal without leaving the United States I ventured into the Little Portugal area of San Jose, California, where the local immigrant population from the Azores islands convene around a church, a couple cafes and restaurants and a store. Oddly, I hadn’t been there for over… Read more »

Human spirit is stronger than politics. Music feeds the spirit and teaches us languages..

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Learning languages with music, preserving the Ladino languages with songs, CALA CNN, February 10, 2012 On Friday February 10, 2012, the CALA show on CNN interviewed Montserrat Franco and I in Spanish about how to learn foreign languages using music, why it’s important to be multilingual, how the ancient Ladino language of the Spanish Jews… Read more »

El espiritú humano es más fuerte que la política. La música alimenta el espiritú y nos enseña idiomas (CALA CNN)

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Susanna Zaraysky, políglota y autora de “El idioma es música” explica cómo se puede estudiar lenguas con música y los medios de comunicación. Susanna cuenta su experiencia viviendo en Bosnia después de la guerra de Yugoslavia y como el idioma ladino salvó la vida de Moris Albahari, un joven bosnio judío en la segunda guerra… Read more »