in the summer camp in texas last week. we were on the mexico border, and most people spoke spanish.
i used the spanish i remembered.
it was easiest with the little kids, where the things i would say were things i had learned in spanish classes (como te llamas, etc).
would like to continue learning spanish…
may take out kids’ books in spanish from the local library?
Listened to a few Spanish music CDs tonight
while reading a book (in English)
a Spanish audio book
from the library last night
And had my headphones on while I went about my regular activities.
It was only beginner’s Spanish- the chapter that was playing- but I found it to be a helpful refresher and good to hear it spoken aloud- And I’ll be using it more…..
LET’S PRACTICE SOME SPANISH! =)
now how to go about this goal…..
finding someone who speaks spanish and talk to them and try to learn that way?
sign up for a class over the summer?
take out one of those audio books from the lib on spanish?
find a good wiki article. . . and move from there?
Officially re-opening this goal!!!
I see a lot of Spanish speaking opportunities and neccesities in my future.
Also, I’ll be on the Texas/Mexico border volunteering come June.
And I just may be in LA needing Spanish as well next year.
This goal has been taken over by wanting to gain a basic understanding of other languages. Now I am enrolled in Italian and German.
Did I somehow forget to mention that I enrolled in a Spanish class for the fall? Oh dear me!
Conversational Spanish and Grammar Review!
I hope to learn a lot…...and catch up quickly :)
I spent last week in La Tigra Honduras. I was the only person there who spoke English (except for one of the rangers, who was not there much), so this was a wonderful opportunity for me to practice and relearn my long-lost Spanish teachings. I spent a few hours each day reading my Spanish-English phrasebook. And I was able to communicate effectively – they understood what I was saying, I could change traveler’s cheques and rent a hotel room and buy a coffee and hold a 5 hour conversation. It was quite a learning experience and I think it helped that I was alone (I was supposed to be with a group of English speaking folk) because it forced me out of my comfort zone and more in the Spanish-speaking for everything zone. I was even thinking in Spanish. Yay!
Yesterday I met one of the Spanish professors here at my school. She was really nice and I think I will be taking her next semester for Spanish so I can formally continue my studies and learn all I can about the language while I’m still in college.