Sunday, October 13, 2013

Estoy Aprendiendo a Hablar Español

The subject line above should translate to "I am learning to speak Spanish". At this point, I have to trust that is telling me the truth and I'm not saying something awful like, I'm a total dunce at speaking Spanish. Which would be true, but a little humiliating to share with folks.

My language of choice in college was German. I spent four semesters learning greetings, phrases, vocabulary, and delving into German literature. My reading comprehension of German is better than my German-speaking skills, but it's a work in progress. It's hard to learn a language fluently when you're not immersed in it daily. Spanish, however, might be a different ballgame. In my days of shadowing my school psychologist, I'm noticing that speaking Spanish would be a benefit to a school psychologist in Memphis so I decided to start trying to learn to speak Spanish. I signed up on Fluencia to start taking lessons, I followed Huffington Post, the Spanish version, on Facebook and Twitter, and I'm hoping between the two I'll start getting a feel for Spanish. In-between going back to college in my late 30s, going to grad school now, learning German and now learning Spanish, my poor brain is just being used and abused.

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