Language Resources in Minnesota: Spanish



MN-AATSP is the Minnesota affiliate of the American Association of the Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Parade, music, dances, and great food.
St. Paul (May 5)

Festival of Nations
The International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-647-0191
Or St. Paul Chamber of Commerce at
Held at the beginning of May in the St. Paul Civic Center, this is a weekend of international exhibits, entertainment, food, marketplace, and educational activities for all ages. Weekday hours are scheduled for student groups.

Spanish Day at the Minnesota Zoo
Exhibits are presented in German, French, and Spanish on World Language Days. Held in February, the zoo offers a day of exhibits, presentations, and entertainment designed for high school language students. Curriculum packages available.


Omni Theater: Science Museum of Minnesota
Some films in Spanish for class outings. Accompanying materials are available.
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

Teatro del Pueblo
209 W. Page Street - Suite 213
St. Paul, MN 55170

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-234-1653


La Prensa de Minnesota
Phone: 612-729-5900

La Voz Latina
1643 S. Robert Street
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-457-1177

Radio Programs and Podcasts

KFAI (90.3 FM)
Local radio station features many Spanish and Portuguese music programs.
Check the schedule of world music at:
Find the full schedule and listen live on the website:

KBEM (88.5 FM) Jazz
Sundays, 1-4 PM: "Paraiso Musical"

Voc/zes: El Podcast de la Universidad de Minnesota
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies offers a series of podcast episodes that are released each Thursday during the academic year. Podcasts feature interviews (in Spanish and Portuguese) with members of the Twin Cities Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities, including musicians, athletes, artists and community leaders. Interviews also include U of M students, faculty, staff and guest speakers who visit the University are also. The Podcast is hosted on Soundcloud.

Website: 749661530


There are many Minnesota restaurants with foods from Spanish-speaking countries around the world: from Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador, and many others. Your best bet will be to use Google to find a restaurant featuring a certain country's quisine.

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