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A Look At Bilingual Education in Houston

Posted on · The Texas Association for Bilingual Education is hosting its annual conference this week (Oct. 19-22) in Galveston. TABE’s mission is to promote the implementation of educational policies and effective bilingual-bi-cultural programs that promote equal educational opportunity for bilingual and ESL students. It’s the largest bilingual education conference in Texas, and organizers expect more than 1,500 […]

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In an International City Like Houston Language Services Are Big Business

Posted on · The Houston-based company MasterWord Services was recently ranked one of the world’s largest language service providers in the translation and interpreting industry. We learn about the business of language and translation, and how it supports everything from the energy and healthcare industries here in Houston and around the world, to government and social service organizations. We’re joined […]

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The State of Spanish-Language News in Houston

Posted on · A few weeks back, Spanish language newspaper Rumbo closed up shop here in Houston, publishing its last issue. Still, there are nearly two dozen Spanish language media outlets in Houston. It’s not just a Univision and Telemundo world anymore. But aside from the language itself, is the news that’s reported in Spanish different from the […]

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Speaking Spanish in Houston

Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. And when they interact, it can be a challenge to communicate. From an English speaking teacher […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. Should English speaking Houstonians make more of an effort to learn Spanish? Should Spanish speaking Houstonians […]