Baltimore has become a microcosm of the world with its very diverse populations. Known for its communities which span the gamut of cultures, Charm City has become the place to visit as well as live. Because of the diverse cultures living in the area, there is a desire and/or need to learn the languages native to the various residents. Here is a sampling of language classes available for people interested in becoming bi-lingual or just studying another tongue.
A quest by two Prince George’s County mothers to lobby the county school system to begin offering Spanish immersion classes for elementary students is starting to pay off.
Our sister site, CNET has just launched a Spanish language version filled with reviews, news and videos with an emphasis on topics that matter to the Spanish speaking audience.
A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is adding a Spanish-language version of its online hunter safety course.
Alex Sardi started her volunteer work at Frederick nonprofit Centro Hispano by folding clothes and answering phones. Sardi, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in Spanish and art history at Hood College, has moved on to teaching English and, over the past few months, grant writing.
Anne Arundel Medical Center’s clinic at the Stanton Community Center provides low-cost dental and medical services to uninsured adults, while the hospital’s Community Health Center on Forest Drive provides similar services to the underinsured — people who don’t have strong insurance coverage.
105.7’s Ed Norris’ thoughts on US goal keeper Tim Howard’s Spanish language rant.