I ALWAYS WONDERED....
- HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK SPANISH AS A NATIVE LANGUAGE?
- WHAT ARE THE SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES?
- WHAT SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES HAS SR. SFERES VISITED?
- WHAT LANGUAGES DOES THE BIDDEFORD TIGER SPEAK?
- HOW BIG IS BIDDEFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL?
- HOW DO I CONTACT THE TEACHER?
- WHAT IS THE LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING CITY IN THE WORLD?
- WHAT IS THE SECOND-LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING CITY IN THE WORLD?
- HOW MANY AMERICANS SPEAK SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE?
- WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON SECOND LANGUAGE STUDIED IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS?
- WHAT IS THE FIFTH LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
- HOW MANY LANGUAGES ARE CURRENTLY SPOKEN ON EARTH?
- HOW DID SR. SFERES SPEND THIS PAST SUMMER (2012)?
- WHO IS (WAS!) "WOLFIE?"
HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK SPANISH AS A NATIVE LANGUAGE?
350,000,000!!! Another 100,000,000 people speak Spanish as a SECOND
language! Did you know that Spanish is tied with English for the second
most spoken language in the world after Chinese?
WHAT ARE THE SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES?
Honduras, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay, Republica Dominicana,
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, El Salvador,
Ecuador, Espana, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia
NOTE: Puerto Rico is not a country...it is a territory of the United States!
NOTE: Colombia, the country is always spelled-in Spanish and English-with
two "O's"... "Columbia" as in the "District of Columbia" is spelled with
MNEMONIC TO REMEMBER SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES: H-A-M-B-U-R-G N-V P3-E3-C4
WHAT SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES HAS SR. SFERES VISITED?
MEXICO, SPAIN, CHILE, ARGENTINA, PERU
p.s. Non-Spanish speaking countries I have visited include: France,
England,Greece, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein,
Switzerland, Italy, and Brazil.
WHAT LANGUAGES DOES THE BIDDEFORD TIGER SPEAK?
"El Tigre de Biddeford" is tri-lingual. He speaks English and French at
home; Spanish is his first "foreign" language.
HOW BIG IS BIDDEFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL?
137,000 square feet! (Source: Harriman and Associates,Architects); +/- 630 students
HOW DO I CONTACT THE TEACHER?
¡Muy fácil!(Very easy!) Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email is the easiest way to contact me, since I check it frequently during
the day, but you may also reach me at 282-6400, extension 1004.
WHAT IS THE LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING CITY IN THE WORLD?
La Ciudad de Mexico, D.F.-19,411,000 (Source: 2007 World Almanac)
WHAT IS THE SECOND-LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING CITY IN THE WORLD?
Los Angeles! 12,365,627 ... 5,100,000 of whom speak Spanish as their first
language.) One indicator of the number of Hispanics in Los Angeles is the
fact that the city has six Spanish-language television stations and 21
Spanish-language radio stations.
(Source: 2007 World Almanac
HOW MANY AMERICANS SPEAK SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE?
30,000,000 or 12% of the population of the United States!
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON SECOND LANGUAGE STUDIED IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS?
WHAT IS THE FIFTH LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
The United States...30,000,000 Spanish-speakers, or 12% of the total U.S.
HOW MANY LANGUAGES ARE CURRENTLY SPOKEN ON EARTH?
Approximately 6,912! (Source NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday, April 15, 2007)
HOW DID SR. SFERES SPEND THIS PAST SUMMER (2012)?
Sr. Sferes spent a great deal of time this summer updating/proofing/editing my teacher website. I also attended numerous summer theater productions (Hackmatack, City Theater, Kenenbunk's Shakespeare in the Park). I also spent quality time with my three cats (Keelan, Colby, Sawyer), my son and my uncle who was visiting all summer long from Florida.
WHO IS (WAS!) "WOLFIE?"
My Dad had a GREAT sense of humor. My Mom was afraid of dogs, and so for her birthday he went
to the local dog pound and literally "borrowed" a Belgian Shepherd to "give" her as a gift. The joke
played, my Dad had to return the dog. Unfortunately, it was Friday around 5:00p.m. and the Dog
Pound was closed for the weekend. To make a long story short, my two brothers, two sisters, and I
begged our parents to let us keep this "scary" looking dog. Wolfie lived with us for the next twenty-
plus years until he passed away of old age while I was in college.