25.7% (18.8 million) of all U.S. children under 18 are of Latino origin
32 million Spanish speakers spread throughout the countries of the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Spanish plays a vital role in our family and community life, forging emotional bonds and cultural connections among generations.
However, the Spanish-speaking population of Latin American origin outside the region faces linguistic and identity challenges due to limited resources and opportunities.
This prompted mothers and teachers to launch the Yosoy project, symbolized by the palindrome "Yosoy," to empower children and youth to embrace their cultural roots and confidently declare, "Between here and there, Yosoy everything I want to be."
María Luisa, Marcela y Gabriela
That is why we got together to create an enrichment program that provides students with opportunities to expand on their Spanish skills
Our curriculum results from a team effort based on interdisciplinary pedagogy developed by Dr. Maria Luisa Parra (Harvard University), who has more than 10 years of experience teaching Spanish to Latino children and youth in the U.S. and advocating for their identities and well-being through language education, Marcela Fritzler, is dedicated to teaching Spanish in the context of Europe and Asia and is the author of LE/L2 and LH materials and Gabriela Badillo (Hola Combo) for whom images carry cultural meaning and are intrinsic part of any educational project.
MEANINGFUL USE OF LANGUAGE
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Our First Project
Series of Legends and Folktales from Spanish speaking countries
Source of traditions, historical knowledge, and customs of each community, of each country
The voice of a family, passed down from generation to generation (oral tradition)
Audio narration and Songs
In addition to:
Individual and Group Coaching
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano says that legends are sources of knowledge that preserve and transmit important parts of the history of our Latin American peoples that, without them, would have been lost. This first series "Legends" takes readers to:
La leyenda del coquí (Puerto Rico)
Our next volumens include leyends from México, República Dominicana, Guatemala, El Salvador, Perú and...
Made with love.