Essays Tagged: "Spanish"

A brief how-to essay on learning a foreign language

Learning to Speak and Read a Foreign LanguageHave you ever sat or stood near people speaking Spanish and get the sneaking suspicion that they were talking about you? No, you're not paranoid. In ... lly, you're being tossed out of the nest. Typically, game shows and soap operas can be found on the Spanish speaking channel and can be a great source of learning the practical applications of the spo ...

(3 pages) 165 2 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

How American Indians were treated by the English and Spanish when they first arrived in the "New Land"

stern part of the "New World." This is where they settled and lived for many years. Soon enough the Spanish and English were there seeking wealth. They both became greedy over time. The Spanish were a ... s the English were only after gold and land. The economic and cultural responses of the English and Spanish to the Indians was very different from each other.When the English first arrived to the New ...

(3 pages) 59 0 2.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How and why the Azkecs made sacrifices.

Aztecs, and their sacrificesIn the early summer of 1521, sixty-two of the Spanish army's companions had been captured, and Cortes and the other survivors helplessly watched o ... s to their idols...This was the only time this ritual was witnessed by Europeans, shortly after the Spanish took over the Aztec empire. Ever since then, the exact number of sacrifices made is unknown. ...

(2 pages) 53 2 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

European and Native Encounters in the Americas.

effect was largely the same: the conquest of the indigenous natives. The specific encounters of the Spanish and the English provide an interesting comparison as they were the European powers that had ... area and established a highly urbanized center in the early fifteenth century. From accounts of the Spanish Conquest in Bernardino de Sahagun's Florentine Codex, we can assert that the natives placed ...

(7 pages) 261 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Age of Discovery, Columbus, Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, early technology and trade.

ese people were convinced that the Europeans were the cause of general civil disorder. In Japan the Spanish and the Portuguese were forced to close all foreign influence. Entry by the any Spanish or P ... ame the food of the world and was eaten all over the world.How did the use of technology enable the Spanish to conquer the civilizations of Mayans, Incas and Aztecs?The Spanish who were migrating to t ...

(4 pages) 150 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This essay is about why and how one would go about becoming a general manager of a large company or resort. My teacher for intro. to hospitality gave us this assignment and it turned out pretty good.

ter my skills in communication will blossom. Hand in hand I would also like to take some courses in Spanish. I realized in Miami that a lot of the people that I'll be working with will be Spanish. Kno ... with will be Spanish. Knowing this I think that I need to take some classes a Berlitz to improve my Spanish. I can't afford to have a translator walking around with me at work all day. I want to be ab ...

(8 pages) 141 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

American History

There are as many British settlers as there are stars. With the Spanish cultures, and France making them believe in what the government wants them to believe in The ... short time period. Again, the French settlers would rather settle with the British rather than the Spanish. Secondly, a difference between the Northern and the Southern colonies is that the Sp ... anish's food supply was better than the British's. The reason why is because the Indians helped the Spanish in the Southern region and the British had no Indians to help them. With the Indians helping ...

(1 pages) 26 3 3.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Compare and Contrast the Spanish, British, and French colonial experiences. (economic, political, immigration policies, native relations, and geographical references)

- For the Spanish, their motives were economic and religion. They wanted to "Christianize Natives". They were ... d in North America and in the West Indies. The only type of people that were allowed to be with the Spanish were mostly only Catholics or you had to be from a noble family and you had to be homogenous ... with the British. There were diverse races and the people were in Religious and Ethnic groups. The Spanish finances were based on Public/Crown Financed terms and for the British it was Joint Stock/Pr ...

(1 pages) 35 2 1.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Effects of Colonization for the Aztecs

When the Aztec civilization was taken over by the Spanish, many things changed. Some of the changes include, war and violence, religion, disease and p ... war and violence, religion, disease and population decline, the destruction of culture and cities, Spanish rule and land owner ship; and a few positive effects.When Cortès and group of 11 ship ... f gifts, before attacking, but when he did attack, in was in an extremely bloodthirsty way.Once the Spanish had taken over the Aztecs, there were many things they wanted to change. One of these was re ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Forgotten Spanish.

ent, but by my mother. I was a first-generationAmerican child born to a Salvadorian immigrant, whom Spanish is her native language.Unlike Ortiz, my mother's culture was not instilled in me. My mother ... e still cannot speak or understandthe English language.While growing up in Los Angeles, California, Spanish was my first language untilI started elementary school. I learned English quickly and by the ...

(3 pages) 77 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Dialects Opposed to Languages. Text-Wrestling Essay on Gloria Anzalduas story "How to Tame a Wild Tongue?"

aldua is saying that her language has a lot to do with identity. She speaks many different forms of Spanish, as well as English, and thinks that she is judged by the way she speaks. I thought that man ... es. Some of the languages we speak are: standard English, working class and slang English, standard Spanish, standard Mexican Spanish, North Mexican Spanish dialect, Chicano Spanish, Tex-Mex, and Pach ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Discuss 3 postives and negatives for declaring English the offical language of the US. Discuss how such a policy might affect Politics, Business in America, and Education.

y in government offices any form you fill out or poster you read on the wall is in both English and Spanish. The government could easily save money by making English the official language, requiring t ... have to spend so much money making sure that important forms and posters are printed in English and Spanish. This would also help to make sure that everyone in the U.S. could communicate with each oth ...

(3 pages) 78 0 4.2 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

"Aria" By Richard Rodriguez

y voices." (pg. 302)1."Without question, it would have pleased me to hear my teachers address me in Spanish when I entered the classroom. I would have felt much less afraid". (Richard had a fear of sp ... this language was easy and he could speak in public)3. He believed English as a public language and Spanish as a "primary" language.4. He was soon able to speak English fluently at school.5. He starte ...

(1 pages) 57 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare and Contrast Spanish and British Colonies

their countries rich. All the colonies were different but their goals remained the same.British and Spanish colonies both had the goal of bringing wealth to their respective countries. Spanish colonie ... ough, the countries wanted control over colonial affairs, they usually lost a lot of authority. The Spanish colonial society had a more organized government than the British. They used the government ...

(1 pages) 25 2 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Discuss how social and cultural contexts influence children's learning and use of more than one language or variety.

sed to two languages since an early age, mainly English (which is communicated by their father) and Spanish (which is communicated by their mother), they have been monolingual Spanish speakers and mon ... ever, the initial result might be that the child becomes a monolingual speaker of either English or Spanish. Hence, patience in spending time in motherese like reading and conversing with them in cond ...

(10 pages) 145 1 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

The Devastation Of The Indies

the indigenous people of the Americas. In every part of the book he details the vile acts that the Spanish conquerors inflict, for example: "They attacked the towns and spared neither the children no ... #65533; . This and other sources like Born In Blood And Fire by John Charles Chasteen, show how the Spanish mistreated the Indians . The fact that the Spanish mistreated the Indians is apparent, but t ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Does Multiculturalism Harm Or Debase Education?

nguage has been the focus of debate concerning multicultural education. Should classes be taught in Spanish in an area where Spanish is the primary language of the students, or should they be forced t ... en more acceptable. The school apologized that they did not have qualified teachers who could offer Spanish or Lakota or any other language. They also explained that this was just a course designed to ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American Education And Its Possibilities         Throughout the years America has

d be much greater. In my lifetime I have had several tutors help me in a verity of subjects such as Spanish, which is not my native language. After completing two years of Spanish I found out how it f ... sn't for my teacher suggesting to get extra help by a tutor I probably would still be struggling in Spanish. I also am very lucky that I had such a caring teacher without her suggesting a tutor I prob ...

(3 pages) 345 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Impacting moment in my Life

ided to register me to a public school in the city Guayama and I did not dominate well the language Spanish. For me this news was very impacting. One of the reasons I was scared of learning a second l ... ause I wanted to be in the same school as my cousin was. Due that I was afraid to express myself in Spanish since it was not my first language, I felt more secure having a family member close so it wo ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Español (Spanish) The heritage and beauty of the language. A short report.

�My experience of meeting people from various countries allows me to state that Spanish is the most beautiful language of all I've ever heard. Although the elements that form the l ... f all I've ever heard. Although the elements that form the language are very diverse, the basics of Spanish come from Latin (60% of the vocabulary).Spanish or Castilian is a member of the Romance bran ... of course) on Earth. The reasons are quite simple: wide usage in the USA, the surging birth rate in Spanish-speaking countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republi ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.2 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing