On any given day, I can be heard shifting between two languages seamlessly, English and Spanish, weaving in and out of my speech depending on who I am around. Most of the time Spanish is for home and family, while English is for school and friends. This came about thanks to my move from Barranquilla,…
A Czech proverb says, “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” Each language we learn reveals to us new abilities, ways of looking at the world, and complexities of our own personality. Are not two of the most rewarding struggles in…
I grew up in white, suburban (almost rural) America.
When I was in high school, I excelled in my French classes – my ability to memorize lists of vocabulary and quickly distinguish between tenses allowed me to pick up the language quickly.
About a month ago, I stumbled upon a BuzzFeed video on Facebook called “Questions Americans Have for Italians.”
“I speak two foreign languages and I have lived abroad, but nobody really cares, and since none of these is covered in the job requirements, there is no need to mention it in my cover letter…” WRONG!
It was the 1950s at the most happening, seen-and-be-seen nightclub in West Hollywood, Mocambo.
The Belgium born Dardenne brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc are notorious for their realistic, heart-breaking films, and Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night) is no exception.
IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the…
International filmmakers and performers took home awards in more than ten categories at the 87th annual Academy Awards. Although the Oscar is an American award, it is known around the world as the ultimate achievement in film excellence.