Spanish Language and Culture in Sevilla
Austin Community College students spent four weeks studying Spanish language and culture in Sevilla in a course taught by ACC faculty. The students practiced their Spanish skills by participating in the active summer life in Sevilla visiting cultural institutions such as the CAAC and the Museo de Bellas Artes. On the weekends, the students enjoyed traveling to nearby the beaches and towns to experience Andalucía....
Be Rich and Smart, Be Bilingual!
Being bilingual makes you smarter...and richer! So, welcome to the clever (and wealthy) region, CATALUNYA, where 84.7% of its population speak both Spanish and Catalan. By in large, bilingualism increases executive functioning and decision-making abilities! If still you are not convinced: bilinguals earn on average $7,000 more per year than their monolingual peers. There is even evidence that it delays the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia as well as other neurological problems. Hablamos? Venga, Som-hi! Si us plau! References: Gray Matter, Why Bilinguals Are Smarter, in The New York Times, March 17, 2012 and Generalitat de Catalunya, Department de la Vicepresidencia y Secretaria de Politica Linguistica, Catalan, language of Europe,