Excerpt taken from El Tiempo Latino.

Op-ed by Alberto Avendano

Spanish Speaker holding a Se Habla Espanol signAs author Julie Barlow once told me: “It is not only about Hispanics speaking Spanish, Americans study Spanish more than any other language.” Barlow, who is the co-author of “The Story of Spanish,” pointed out that some Americans are ambivalent about a language portrayed as “spoken by people who entered the country illegally.” However, she said, those who promote English Only are probably sending their kids to Spanish immersion programs. The rise of Spanish speakers in America is not for the narrow minded, nor for the impatient. Read the whole article »