Biblioteca En Espanol
Library in Spanish
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English<>Spanish Dictionary (Granada University, Spain)
 
http://eubd1.ugr.es

Compilation of general and academic terminology that students and
professionals encounter when reading professional literature with a
particular emphasis on information organisation and retrieval (library
science/librarianship). 107.000+ entries. Google PageRank 7/10.
Internet-accessible since 2000. Usage statistics since 2002. Babylon
version also available.
 
Wiracocha Spanish School
Learn Spanish in Cusco, Peru, with Wiracocha Spanish School.
Our language school offers spanish language courses
 
 
 
 
Online Resources: Serving Hispanic Library Patrons & Community
Virgin Islands Resources -  If there are VI links that should be included in this section, please let us know.
 
 
National and International Links
LITERACY
Amazon.com Spanish Bestseller List -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/301731/002-5949489-3668842

On their page "Libros en español", you will find the best sellers listed on the right hand column. The page also lists new and future releases, magazines, music, etc.

Barnes and Noble Bestseller List - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/espanol/index.asp?userid=Bc6jISfC7I
This page says it is "The best selection of Spanish-language books, music and movies".

National Assessments of Adult Literacy http://nces.ed.gov/naal/
The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults. It seeks to describe the status of adult literacy in the United States, report on national trends, and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted adult literacy assessments since 1985. A nationally representative sample of adults will be assessed again in 2003, providing the first indication of the nation's progress in adult literacy since 1992. (from Rhonda Puntney's special needs posting in Lakeshores.)

The Learning Light - http://www.learninglight.net/
Information for libraries, schools, churches, and other organizations regarding communicating in Spanish. Especially useful are the “Library Phrase Lists” in pdf format.

Guide for English Language Learners - http://pbskids.org/sesame/word/index.htmlhttp://pbskids.org/buster/parents/lessons.html#guide
includes strategies and learning activities for the teacher. Many reproducibles are included.

Reading
is Fundamental - http://www.rif.org/leer/index_flash.mspx?flash=truehttp://www.rif.org/leer/default_english_flash.mspx
"A brilliant future begins in a book" is also available in both languages. There are numerous tips for reading aloud with all ages from babies to teens.

Spanish Resources - http://www.spanishresources.org/
From Language Links - An extensive list of cultural and linguistic resources for language learners and teachers.

The BBC Languages Site - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

Learn Spanish - http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.

Language resources - Spanish dictionaries and Spanish language - http://www.spanishdict.com/

http://www.abanico-es.com/spanish/018-dictionaries-language-resources.html

Translation on the Web

AltaVista Translation Site - http://world.altavista.com/

FreeTranslation - http://www.freetranslation.com/


alphaWorks Online Translation - http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/aw.nsf/html/mt?open&t=gr,p=ilovelanguages

Spanish Professor - http://www.spanishprofessor.org/dictionaries.htm

Spanish dictionary tools include Spanish to English, Spanish to Spanish, and Spanish slang. The site also has Spanish lessons, information about Spanish cultures and more. Please note: this is a commercial website and he does sell CDs, etc. But the dictionary tools are very good.

National Links:

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - http://www.lulac.org/ http://www.lulac.org/indice.html

United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) - http://www.umos.org/

Latino Support Network (LaSup) - www.madison.com/communities/LaSup/pages/meetings.php?php_page_set=0

Latinos United for Change and Advancement (LUChA) - www.madison.com/communities/madisonlucha

http://www.madison.com/communities/madisonlucha/about.php

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) - http://www.lclaa.org/

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - http://www.nclr.org/http://www.nclr.org/section/news/news_es/

Latino Book & Family Festival (LBFF) - http://www.lbff.us/http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://lbff.us&langpair=en|es&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools


Entertainment and News

Talentos.net - http://www.talentos.net/http://www.talentos.net/english/index.htm

A source for online stores related to actors, musicians, and other talents from the United States and Latin America.

Yahoo en Español--List of Television Programs - http://telemundo.yahoo.com/

Links provided to the Web sites of shows on television.

Univision - http://www.univision.com/portal.jhtml
This site provides schedules, descriptions, and discussions of programs that appear on the Univision network.

CNN en Español - http://www.cnn.com/espanol/ http://edition.cnn.com/

Spanish news from Cable News Network which includes world reports and the Americas, weather, economics, and sports.

Mexican Newspapers Online - http://www.lib.utsa.edu/Research/Subject/mexicannewsguide.html
From the University of Texas at San Antonio, this site provides links to many Mexican newspapers.

Laguna Films - http://www.lagunafilms.com/
A distributor of Spanish language films, especially those produced in Mexico and other countries. Films are divided into several different categories such as action, comedy, drama, etc.

Azteca Pictures - http://www.aztecapictures.com/
Offers a selection of Spanish language films with excellent annotations.


SPORTS

Yahoo en Español--Links to Soccer Teams - http://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/futbol/
Provides links to the soccer sites and teams of multiple countries around the world.

Yahoo en Español--Béisbol - http://e1.dir.yahoo.com/deportes_y_ocio/deportes/beisbol/
A page dedicated to news and information about baseball. It includes information on scores, rankings, news, and discussion forums.



YOUTH SERVICES
LiteracyPublishers Cultural Sites in Spanish

Maya and Miguel - http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/flash.html
is for the student and includes crafts, recipes, and coloring pages.

40 Spanish/English Bilingual Books - http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=102
Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education University of Wisconsin-Madison This bibliography was compiled in August 2003 as part of a 12-month series in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.

Fingerplays in Spanish -
http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/conferences/spanish_story/spanishstorytime/Rimas.htm

Storytimes for Librarians of Limited Spanish -
http://als.lib.wi.us/SpanishResources.htm
Tips and information on conducting Spanish and bilingual storytimes.

Services for Hispanic/Latino Community Members- http://winslo.state.oh.us/services/LPD/tk_latino.html
From the State Library of Ohio

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Ideas for libraries and classrooms to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/index.htm

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htmhttp://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/divisions/spanishpublishing_enversion.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhm1.html

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson023.shtml

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros - http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html

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Things to do to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día De los Libros. This site has several links for additional programming ideas, including one for songs and games that are available as audio files)


SELECTED PUBLISHERSOF SPANISH LANGUAGE AND BILINGUAL BOOKS

FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Arte Público Press -- http://benito.arte.uh.edu/
Emphasizes U.S. Hispanic culture and cultural recovery. Includes fiction, poetry, autobiographies, anthologies, drama, non-fiction, and reference.

Continental Book Company -- http://www.continentalbook.com/
Importers and distributors of books in Spanish, French, German, Italian, bilingual Spanish, and ESL English. Spanish collections include text books, videos, critical studies, readers, and much more.

Dominie Press -- http://www.dominie.com/index.cfm
Spanish K-3 reading materials, including books, magnetic letters, parental involvement tools, and alphabet books.

Editorial Pax México -- http://www.editorialpax.com/
Leading Mexican publisher trade and educational titles, distributed in the U.S. through Whitehurst & Clark Book Fulfillment. (website is in Spanish)

Grupo Editorial Norma -- http://www.normausa.com/
Translated and bilingual books for children and adults. Features text books, literature, and titles of general interest.

Lectorum -- http://www.lectorum.com/
An imprint of Scholastic, Lectorum publishes translated versions of familiar old and new classics, including Franklin, Dr. Seuss, and Arthur books.

Lee & Low Books -- http://www.leeandlow.com/home/
Publisher of multicultural books for children, website includes booktalks and classroom guides.

Libros Sin Fronteras -- http://www.librossinfronteras.com/
Latin American, Spanish language and bilingual books for children and adults. Core collection development services are provided as well.

Mariuccia Iaconi Book Imports -- http://www.mibibook.com/scripts/silverware.exe/showplin@z:/ElevClients/mibibook/elevator.fxp
While not a publisher or an imprint, MIBI's catalog consists of children's books in many foreign languages, including Spanish and bilingual titles.

Océano Grupo Editorial -- http://www.gale.com/oceano.htm
An imprint of the Gale Group. Specialty is reference materials for children and adults in the arts, computing, math, history, science, and more.

Pinata Books -- http://benito.arte.uh.edu/Pinata_Books/pinata_books.html
An imprint of Arte Público Press, features books for children of all ages. Most picture books are bilingual; fiction books for older kids are about Hispanic cultural identity and maintaining a sense of self.

Spanish Book Distributors -- http://www.sbdbooks.com/
Most titles are translations into Spanish. Catalog includes books in a variety of topics including business, computers, health, history, parenting, reference, religion, travel, and much more. Translated current fiction best-sellers and romance titles are also available.


CULTURAL

CELEBRATE HISPANIC CULTURE WITH THESE BOOKLISTS - http://www.getcaughtreading.org/pressreleases/ajaleyendo.htm
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 until October 15, Publishing Latino Voices for America Task Force has created a recommended reading list to help teachers, librarians, booksellers and others celebrate Hispanic culture with a book.

The list features a wide variety of titles by Latino authors or that address issues concerning what it is to be Latino. With books for adults and children, in both English and Spanish, there is something for everyone.

Hispanic Heritage Month - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhm1.html
Features information about: Hispanic Americans by the Numbers, Spanish Loan Words, Cesar Chavez, Countries of Origin, Spanish Accents, Hispanics in Congress Where Spanish is Spoken, Hispanic Holidays, Spanish Place Names, Preference for Racial or Ethnic Terminology, Fun Stuff from Infoplease, Crosswords and Quizes, Cultural Spanish, Latin Geography, People in History, Latin Trivia, Population Statistics and Economic Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month -
http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2003/cb03-ff14.html

Facts and statistics about Hispanics and Hispanic Heritage Month, which "celebrates the traditions, ancestry and experiences of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean." From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Spanish Resources - http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/spanish.html
From Language Links - An extensive list of cultural and linguistic resources for language learners and teachers.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage : Ideas for libraries and classrooms to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/index.htm

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhm1.html

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson023.shtml


SITES AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

CNN En Español - http://www.cnnenespanol.com/
CNN world news in Spanish. A great resource for Sports, weather, international concerns, health, fashion and everything else you are used to from CNN.

Readingis Fundamental - http://www.rif.org/leer/index_flash.mspx?flash=true
"A brilliant future begins in a book" is also available in both languages. There are numerous tips for reading aloud with all ages from babies to teens.

FirstGov en Español - http://www.firstgov.gov/Espanol/index.shtml

A powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links that connects you to millions of web pages – from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros - http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html
Things to do to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día De los Libros. This site has several links for additional programming ideas, including one for songs and games that are available as audio files)

Free - Important Medical Information from the National Institute on Aging. Available in Spanish.- http://www.niapublications.org/

Available are printable information sheets on topics such as taking your medicines correctly and stroke symptoms and care of the teeth. The following link takes you right to the Spanish Materials: http://www.niapublications.org/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=8&cat=Spanish+Language+Materials

Also find at the above site: Stroke Awarness Video for Hispanics
The video, entitled “Ataque cerebral: Conozca los síntomas y actúe a tiempo,” was developed in partnership with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization and an umbrella for more than 300 affiliated Hispanic-serving organizations nationwide. The video is part of the NINDS' ongoing campaign to inform people they can take action to prevent stroke and its potential debilitating effects.

The NINDS and the NCLR are distributing the video this summer, along with other education materials, to a vast network of “promotores de salud” (lay health educators) who work within NCLR's national network of affiliates. The video also will be available to the general public. To obtain a single free copy of the video, call toll-free 1-800-352-9424 (ask for a Spanish-speaking information specialist). Additional information about stroke prevention and treatment and about the NINDS is available at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/. (NIH posting, 8/30/05)

"Colorin" Colorado - http://www.colorincolorado.org/homepage.php

can be viewed in either Spanish or English. There are lots of good hints about what parents can do at home to help their child succeed at school. A particularly good list is called "Visit your local library." There are also good lists of Spanish and bilingual books, as well as books on Hispanic culture.



FOR TEACHERS

everythingESL.net - http://www.everythingesl.net/
Featuring 54 lesson plans, 35 teaching tips, 185 downloadable classroom activities, 800 'Ask Judie' forum questions, and 57 resource picks.

Learn Spanish -
http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.

Language resources - Spanish dictionaries and Spanish language - http://www.abanico-es.com/spanish/018-dictionaries-language-resources.html

Don Quijote school - http://www.donquijote.org/
Learning Spanish with don Quijote is more than learning the world's second most-used language. It also means having a wonderful experience and making friends from all over the world.Great pages on Hispanic culture.

Learn Spanish -
http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.