Invitation for Speakers

As the year has progressed (we are already in the third trimester!), I have learned that many families have a connection with one or more of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries in our world. Some of you speak only Spanish at home with your children, others speak a mixture of Spanish and English, and others have a strong cultural presence, in the sense that you celebrate certain traditions, play childhood games, tell stories, sing songs, or make recipes from many of these places.

I love learning about different cultures and adore the Spanish language, but I did not grow up speaking Spanish at home; therefore, I would love to hear from those of you who have, and feel that it would be valuable to our student body if you were able to share some of your wisdom and experiences. That said, I am now formally inviting any of you who feel passionate and knowledgeable about some aspect of Spanish and/or Hispanic culture (e.g., music, food, games, sports, holidays, traditions, etc.) to come speak and present to a class or classes, to be scheduled after spring break.

If this piques your interest, please let me know by the end of March**, so that I have time to work on a schedule. If there is a lot of interest, perhaps we could schedule some sort of assembly or have weekly speakers. And if you are interested but have not decided on a topic yet, just let me know the country and we can figure out the details later. Thanks for reading and have a great week. ¡Muchas gracias!

**For 2019-20, the invitation to present is open and ongoing throughout the year.