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Diez minutos (2004; live-action short)

Under pressure! We are into December, which means that semesters are drawing to a close and final exams are looming. This is an intensely busy time of the academic year for learners and educators alike, which is why it seemed… Continue Reading →

Your favorite movie

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US, and Happy Thursday to everyone else! Back in my first post on EngageWithSpanish.com, I mentioned that Disney/Pixar’s Coco was my new favorite movie and I teased that in some future post I would… Continue Reading →

Café para llevar (2014; live-action short)

In the past week, the temperature has begun to creep downward. We have had a number of gray, rainy days recently, and today we have a generous dusting of snow coming down. This kind of weather always puts me in… Continue Reading →

La leyenda del espantapájaros (2005; animated short)

Now that Halloween is upon us, I thought I would make the 2005 cortometraje “La leyenda del espantapájaros (The Legend of the Scarecrow)” the topic of my next post. This animated short is very much in the Halloween spirit, with… Continue Reading →

Dia de los Muertos (2013; animated short)

  Following the previous post about Disney/Pixar’s Coco (2017), it feels right to focus next on one of my favorite cortometrajes, an award-winning student project from Ringling College of Art and Design entitled “Dia de los Muertos” (2013). (Note: Even… Continue Reading →

Coco (2017; feature film), Disney/Pixar

For EngageWithSpanish.com’s inaugural post, I’ve decided to discuss my new favorite movie, Disney/Pixar’s Coco (2017). (In some future post, I will reveal my previous favorite movie – stay tuned to find out!) Yes, I know that this is a blog… Continue Reading →

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