Navigating Latin American Slang
This presentation will focus on some interesting facts discovered during a two-year study of the slang used in 20 Spanish-speaking countries. We will then analyze the influence the internet and social media have had on slang and how gastronomy, music, politics, and other factors mold slang in Spanish-speaking countries.
2.0 Units of continuing education approved by State Language Access Programs for court interpreters certified in the following states:
CA, CO, KY, MD, MO, NC, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT.
0.2 Units of continuing education approved by IMIA for NBCMI-certified interpreters.
2.0 Units of continuing education approved by CEAP for CCHI-certified interpreters.
Continuing education approved by the ATA is available with live classes.
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What We'll Learn
Recognize the most important similarities and differences between the slang used in Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Understand the meaning of these slang terms in different.
Demonstrate how gastronomy, music, politics, and other factors mold slang in Spanish speaking countries.
Understand how the internet and social media have expanded the use of colloquialisms.