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¿Hacia dónde va?

Book Release Coming Soon

In this book, bilingual education experts Viviana Hall and Luz Roth take readers on the journey of an adventurous Crab and a homebody Hare. Spanish-speakers and Spanish-learners alike will discover fun Spanish onomatopoeias like CATAPLUM and TATARA while following the characters through the unique and vibrant culture of Mexico. Perfect for the home or the classroom, this book helps kids expand their figurative language skills while teaching them to always be curious about what they don’t understand. 



Viviana Hall

Viviana Hall was born in Colombia, South America, and Spanish was her first language. Now a Texan, she has become a passionate advocate for minority students and for increasing the acceptance of bilingualism in the general public. Viviana has twenty years of experience in bilingual education. She began her teaching career in a bilingual classroom at Garland, ISD. She soon joined the faculty at the acclaimed bilingual training programs offered through universities in north Texas, including Southern Methodist University and Texas. As the co-founder of Global Vida, Viviana has made significant contributions to bilingual education in North Texas by establishing critical teacher-training programs that focus on practical experiences. She emphasizes biliteracy development, leveraging the similarities and differences between the English and Spanish alphabets. As a subject matter expert, Viviana has helped create effective Spanish literacy programs globally. She has spoken at numerous events, guiding bilingual teachers to success. Alongside her co-founder, Luz Roth, Viviana is writing her first book, ¿Hacia dónde va?, which explores the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries while teaching children about figurative language.


Luz Roth

Luz Roth, a native of Columbia, has more than thirty years of experience as a consultant to bilingual educators throughout the USA and internationally like Spain and Central and South America. As a curriculum and instruction specialist, Luz designed new professional development for teachers of second language learners. Working with the Success for All project at Johns Hopkins University, Luz created the Spanish curriculum and assessment materials. She currently works on implementing best practices in bilingual/ESL classrooms and dual language programs in school districts in Texas. As a bilingual content specialist, Luz provides highly practical consultation, curriculum evaluation, workshops, and more through Global Vida, a company she co-founded with Viviana Hall. Her expertise enables district- and school-wide comprehensive needs assessments, guiding the identification, placement, curriculum, instruction, assessment, reclassification, and monitoring of bilingual learning students. Luz spearheads the design and delivery of presentations for bilingual educators. With a hands-on approach, she utilizes a Make-n-Take strategy to equip participants as leaders in bilingual environments. Luz and her co-founder, Viviana Hall, are writing their first book, ¿Hacia dónde va?, which teaches Spanish onomatopoeias and showcases the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

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