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Spanish powerpoint

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Spanish powerpoint

  1. 1. Why is Spanish Important? ¿Por qué es importante el español?
  2. 2. Early Origins • Standard Spanish is also called Castilian • Derived from Latin spoken in the Iberian Peninsula • Alfonso el Sabio standardized Spanish in the 13th century
  3. 3. Spanish Move to West • Spain sent out Cristobal Colón in 1492 • Colonization of the Western Hemisphere began • Control of the land brought the language
  4. 4. Caribbean and South America • Columbus first landed in the Caribbean (Bahamas) • Easily took control, moved further South • Colonized Western and Southern South America
  5. 5. Central America • Empire expanded North up to Mexico • Spanish still was the prominent language • Although countries gained independence, language stayed
  6. 6. Influence in the U.S. • Mexican territory used to extend further • Treaty of Hildalgo (1848) U.S. gained land • Language, culture and food remained
  7. 7. TX, CA, NM, AZ • States most influenced by Hispanic culture • Spanish speakers represent 1/3 of population • San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Rio Grande, San Antonio
  8. 8. Present Day! • 417 million Spanish speakers worldwide • 2nd most spoken language in the U.S. • More students than any other language
  9. 9. Vocabulary Influences • Many English words have Spanish roots • Animal names, „Cowboy‟ terms, cognates, foods • Puma, rodeo, lasso, cafeteria, taco, tornado
  10. 10. Food • Becoming more and more popular in U.S. • Food terms, restaurants, fast food • Influenced by many cultures and countries
  11. 11. Art • Many famous Hispanic artists • Works displayed worldwide • Picasso, Dalí, Kahlo, Miró, Rivera, Botero
  12. 12. Literature • Famous for Poetry and Magical Realism • Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda (Chile) • Don Quijote de la Mancha
  13. 13. • Movies, actors, actresses and directors Film • Academy award winners • English speaking Spanish- produced movies
  14. 14. Music • Many mainstream Hispanic musicians and genres • Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera • Salsa, Reggaetón, Flamenco, Pop
  15. 15. Summary • Spanish is relevant today! • Knowledge of Spanish is valuable in U.S. • Influences are all around, everywhere
  16. 16. Credits • Cyr0z, “Penelope Cruz”, November 30, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution • Hispanic America. Wikipedia, 28 Sept. 2010. Web. 4 Oct. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic_America>. • History of Spanish. Wikipedia, 28 Sept. 2010. Web. 4 Oct. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Spanish>. • Kidmancolor, “Libro_Quijote”, May 11, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution • Latin American Music. Wikipedia, 2 Oct. 2010. Web. 4 Oct. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_music>. • Libby Rosof, “Image 10”, December 14, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution • Microsoft Office Clipart • Wagner, David. centralamer.jpg. . Pics4Learning. 4 Oct 2010 http://pics.tech4learning.com • Wagner, David. spain.jpg. . Pics4Learning. 4 Oct 2010 http://pics.tech4learning.com

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