Why I’m Second Guessing School

First off, I am a teacher and a mother of two.  I am also a person that has devoted a lot of time and energy to school.  Working hard in school to make good grades was my life's goal for about 18 years (I have a masters degree).  I have always subscribed to the cultural norm …

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Exploring the Landscape of Language

Whether you are a casual language learner or a serious student, you will understand how your world is opened up with the acquisition of a new language. The addition of a new language, no matter your age opens the door to a whole new culture, new experiences, new friends etc…. It’s a long road, but worth the trip.

Bespoke Traveler

language-roadSome days I adventure without taking a single physical step outdoors. I begin by navigating the choppy waters of conjugations, conjunctions, and clauses. Then I arrive at an unknown frontier, one where I have to hack through the jungle of new vocabulary and construct a sentence that bridges the abyss from my vernacular to this new terrain: Spanish. My thoughts in this land are halting and deliberate. My ideas are simple:

El tiene muchos libros. He has many books.

Yo hablo ingles. I speak English.

Progress is difficult, some days impossible, and I am left struggling on the shore, repeating quiero, quería, querré for hours. I keep at it, however, a bit everyday because this landscape of language fascinates me. I have the keys to further my study of words and structures. Someday these keys will allow me to dream in this tongue. They will…

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