Peace Corps - Glossary of Environmental Terms - Spanish to English

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US Peace Corps Spanish  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This dictionary is for Peace Corps volunteers and others working in countries which speak Spanish. The problem of communication can be enormous and embarrassing. This guide is designed to help avoid some of these problems. Common local names for a variety of items have been left out due to the different Latin American dialects. The 4,300 terms listed appear in two glossaries. One in English-Spanish and the other is for Spanish-English. It is the hope that these glossaries will alleviate instructional problems in the field with the Peace Corps volunteers in Latin America.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Mexico: 2004-Present
Guatemala: 1963-Present
El Salvador: 1962-1980, 1993-present
Honduras: 1962-Present
Nicaragua: 1968-1979, 1991-present
Peru: 1962 - 1974, 2002 - present
Ecuador: 1962 - present
Dominican Republic: 1962 - present
Bolivia: 1962 - 1971, 1990 - 2008; Currently Inactive
Uruguay: 1963-1973, 1991-1997; Currently Inactive

PROGRAM SECTORS
Mexico: Technology Transfer, Environmental Education and Natural Resource Management
Guatemala: Health, Youth Development, Environment, Agriculture
El Salvador: Community Economic Development, Agriculture, Environmental Education, Health, Youth Development
Honduras: Community Economic Development, Food Security, Health and Youth Development
Nicaragua: Business, Environment, Health. Education
Peru: Youth Development, Small Business Development, Health, Environment
Ecuador: Community Development, Education, Health
Dominican Republic: Community Development, Health, Education, Environment, Business
Bolivia: Currently Inactive
Uruguay: Currently Inactive

Spanish also called Castilian (castellano), is a Romance language that originated in Castile, a region in Spain. There are approximately 407 million people speaking Spanish as a native language, making it the second-most-spoken language by number of native speakers after Mandarin. It also has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur. Spanish is the most popular second language learned by native speakers of American English. From the last decades of the 20th century, the study of Spanish as a foreign language has grown significantly, facilitated in part because of the growing population demographics and economies of many Spanish-speaking countries, growing international tourism and the search for less expensive retirement destinations by North Americans and Europeans.

Spanish is spoken in: Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea

Spanish is also called: Castellano, Castilian, Castillan, Español

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