Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Destinos is an excellent introduction to the Spanish language."
"This is a great way to learn a language."
"It would be an invaluable resource in high school, college and large
public library collections."
"Viewers actually can learn Spanish while following the "Dallas"-like
exploits of a Mexican industrialist and his family."
"The action and context of the story will enable them to follow along
until the learning process kicks in."
Los Angeles Times
"Destinos provides viewers with intensive and enjoyable learning tools for...languages frequently used by travelers."
"Viewers learn Spanish by listening to the conversations and associating
the dialogue with the locale, action, facial expressions, and body
"Destinos...transports viewers from the New World to the Old, while
illustrating the many accents and nuances of Hispanic cultures. There
are good opportunities to build vocabulary by listening to
"The series used in schools and colleges around the country. Destinos utilizes entertaining storylines and stresses learning the languages as
they are spoken in various locales."
"...as a supplementary tool it would allow students to catch the rhythm
of the language in actual usage, as well as introduce them to facets of
the Spanish culture."
"Recommended for high school and college libraries."
The Wall Street Journal
"...the language is basic enough to allow viewers who don't speak Spanish
to follow the plot without taking the course."
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Instructional Development
1993 Outstanding Practice Award
Columbus International Film and Video Festival
1993 Honorable Mention Award for "Un Viaje a Sevilla, España"
Council on International Nontheatrical Events "Cine"
1992 Golden Eagle Award for "Un Viaje a Sevilla, España"
International Association of Audio Visual Communicators
1994 Special Achievement "Cindy" in Writing for "Un Viaje a Puerto Rico"
National Education Film and Video Festival
1993 Silver Apple Award for "Un Viaje a Puerto Rico"