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Escuela Don Quijote - En el aula - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

A consejo is “a piece of advice” and the verb aconsejar is “to advise.” Here in the Don Quijote classroom, we take a look at the grammar and language involved when doling out recommendations, suggestions, and the like, in Spanish.

Escuela Don Quijote - Jesús Baz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Jesús Baz is the Director of Studies at the Don Quijote spanish school in lovely Salamanca, Spain. A true salmantino, Jesús has a real pride for his city, which is home to some of Europe’s oldest universities and has a very strong intellectual tradition. The school itself, in a beautiful old building that was formerly a convent, also houses a popular student café.

Burgos - Caminando View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Carlos and Angeles are a young couple from Burgos, located about an hour and a half north of Madrid, a city that dates back to 884! The surrounding province is also known as Burgos, and tucked inside it is an equally historical town known as Lerma, which is where we meet up for a walk and conversation.

Casa Pancho - vinos y pinchos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

The verb pinchar means “to prick” or “to poke” and pincho is a spike or a skewer, so it’s not surprising that in the world of tapas (small portions that can be shared) pinchos (also spelled pintxos) either have toothpicks through them or can be eaten off the plate with one.

Casa Pancho - vinos y pinchos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

For nearly 50 years the Pérez Terradillo family has served vinos and pinchos, wines and snacks. Jose takes us on a tour to see the kitchen and the folks and gear behind the scenes of this celebrated restaurant in Burgos, Casa Pancho.

Maestra en Madrid - Nuria y amigo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

We happened upon Pipita on the sidewalk in Madrid and she introduced us to her traveling companion, Nuria Gonzales. Nuria hails from Asturias, in the north of Spain, but now teaches Spanish at a university in the USA. Lucky for us, they both agreed to an on-the-spot exclusive interview.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - En campaña View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Enjoying almost full support by his party as their presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador stepped down from his post as Mayor of Mexico City, aka D.F. (Distrito Federal) to campaign for the presidency of Mexico in the 2006 elections against Felipe Calderón.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

López Obrador’s campaign commercials really try to shake potential voters out of their sillas, attempting to give the potentially marginalized a strong message: “now it’s our turn, now it’s your turn!” He blatantly positions himself against the rich, those who “take the biggest piece of the cake.”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Partido de la Revolución Democrática is what PRD stands for, and Mexican presidential hopeful Manuel López Obrador has been with the organization since its infancy when was known as the “Democratic Current” (Corriente Democrática), a dissenting wing of the once indomitable PRI, Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Something that induces lagrimas (tears) is said to be lacrimógeno. So if you were organizing a Festival de cine lacrimógeno, only tear-jerkers would fit the bill. If, on the other hand, you were organizing a protest of the forced seizure of your family’s farm, you might find yourself crying because of the gas lacrimógeno wafting through the air.

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

If you find it unusual that a farmer is comparing compensation for his land with the cost of presidential bath linens, you are clearly not aware of the toallagate scandal that rocked Vicente Fox’s administration and led to resignations at Los Pinos. We’re not sure what kind of towel US $400 buys, but it best be pretty darned afelpado is all we can say!

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Can the forced displacement of families ever be justified? This is a question that knows no borders as governments seek out locations for new highways, hospitals, universities, and, especially, airports. The people of Atenco, Mexico, argue against plans to put one on their farmlands.

La Cocaleros - Personas y políticas - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Bolivia

Evo Morales was a Bolivian congressman at the time of filming in 2004. At the time he was best known as an advocate and unofficial representative of traditional coca farmers, who are, for the most part, poor and marginalized. Today this indigenous politician and one-time farmer himself is best known for being president of Bolivia.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Harvard-educated Felipe Calderón, who the New York Times calls “a dapper man who speaks with all the fire of an economist,” is perceived as the safe, business-friendly presidential candidate. This video carefully cultivates a persona antithetical to the rougher-hewn López Obrador.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Does Felipe Calderón love his children? We are quite sure that he does. If this promotional video for the possible heir to fellow PANista Vicente Foxe seems to you to have a “North of the border” slickness, it may not be simply coincidental.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Felipe Calderón is running for president of Mexico as the candidate of PAN, Partido Acción Nacional. “The National Action Party” is also the party of Mexico’s current president, Vicente Fox. Felipe’s campaign slogan? Para que Vivamos Mejor, “So we can live better.” We know there must a word play parody of this phrase, but we haven’t found it yet!

Tu Rock es Votar - Comercial de TV - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Tu Rock Es Votar, a.k.a. TREV, continues its efforts to rally Mexico’s youth to get out and vote come election day. It’s something of an unspoken secret that TREV’s organizers tend to lean to the left, but they strive to make the ads non-partisan.

Tu Rock es Votar - Comercial de TV - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Just over a quarter of Mexico’s 127.5 million people are aged 18-24, and as such the “youth vote” could easily make or break any candidate in Mexico’s upcoming election on July 2. Patterned after the “Rock the Vote” campaign in the USA, Tu Rock Es Votar is running a television, radio and web campaign that hopes to improve voter turnout in the Mexican youth population despite a general desencantado (“disenchanted”) attitude found amongst all eligible voters.

Omar Viscaya - Cambio total - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Hugo Chávez is divisive figure in Venezuela, as he is the world over, but the enthusiasm he generates amongst a large and vocal segment of the population is undeniable. Omar Vizcaya is a Chávez supporter, and was good enough to agree to share some of his thoughts and ideas about the current situation.

Skampida - Gustavo y David

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Take it from the boys in Skampida, the best ways to learn a language are 1) to watch a lot of tv (yabla!) and 2) to find yourself a native girlfriend/boyfriend! Skampida is one of the best bands ever from Bogotá, and we caught up with them while they were spending some time hangeando in The Big Manzana.

Javier Marin - Artesano Venezolano - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Ecological awareness is universal these days, especially among young people. Javier explains his own use of natural and biological materials, a use that does not involve the destruction of any living creatures, but rather the reuse of materials that have been jettisoned by their original animal owners.

Javier Marin - Artesano Venezolano - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

As an artesan, Javier Marin works with a variety of materials, employing many techniques to create his pieces. He has been kind enough to take the time to explain some of these materials and processes. Javier’s father, in the days well before email, used to transmit telegraph messages via morse code in the building adjacent to where his son now works.

Profesor de matemática - Entrevista

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

With a difficult subject like math, it really helps to have a friendly, likeable teacher to help you through all the mental gymnastics required, and to give you a boost of confidence when needed. Andrés Valencia is just such a guy! Luckily for us, he agreed to chat!

Javier García - Me Gustaría, Remix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Me Gustaria blends Cuban son, guajira and charanga, accented with a little hip-hop. Javier Garcia “would like” to please your musical palate, give it a listen!

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