Archive | August, 2009

06 August 2009 ~ 5 Comments

How August Learned Spanish

My first experience with Spanish was in Ms. Rose’s high school class.  I believe that I actually sat through two years of that class. Somehow I managed to get through it all by using a newly available tool called “an internet translator” something my 65 year old on-the-verge-of-retirement teacher had never heard of before. I [...]

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03 August 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Learning Spanish vs. Practicing Spanish

El Blog de Ingles, a blog by a (Spanish) English professor who lives in Madrid, had a really interesting post the other day in which Monica, the author, wrote about her experience living in America and having Americans tell her “Yo hablo español.“, only to be unable to then understand any sort of basic questions [...]

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