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Center courses now taught in Spanish

September 25, 2008

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The Kansas Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt., Suite 104, Lawrence, recently announced that a series of online entrepreneurial courses are now available in Spanish.

The courses address starting a business, managing finances and foundations of marketing, and take between 30 and 120 minutes to complete.

"The courses are excellent in quality as well as translation," said Steve Cisneros, executive director of the Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission. "I am so very glad that they have been made available to the community."

Potential small business owners and existing business owners can access the courses for free at ksbdc.biz.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 5 months ago

This will really help with assimilation. (sarcasm)

average 6 years, 5 months ago

Whether it was for the best or not, German was indeed the primary language in places like Ellinwood and Schoenchen, and not just for first-generation immigrants. German-language public schools, German newspapers, etc. It wasn't until WWI that it mostly died out.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 5 months ago

q,My family didn't immigrate to America until the late 1800's, so my ancestors were not a part of the colonization of this country and were not confronted with having to learn any indigenous toungues. Nevertheless, you avoid my point that all immigrants to America must learn English, as my Swedish and German great-great grandparents did, if they want to succeed here.This is not a difficult concept, but it is somehow lost on some like q.

ontheotherhand 6 years, 5 months ago

They should learn English so they can learn to use big words ("assimilation") like STRS. (sarcasm)

q_ball2kand1 6 years, 5 months ago

Hey SRTS did your ancestors immediately learn to speak Cherokee, Navajo, etc. when they came to this country?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

" Nevertheless, you avoid my point that all immigrants to America must learn English, as my Swedish and German great-great grandparents did, if they want to succeed here."More than likely, those first generation immigrants continued speaking their native languages all their lives-- it was the second generation who became full-time, comfortably competent English speakers. It's really no different today.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 5 months ago

They should learn to speak English because they're in an English-speaking country. I can't expect to go to Colombia or Ecuador and expect to succeed without learning Spanish.

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