Tuesday, February 27, 2007


My wife and I had our first Spanish class last evening at UW-Marathon County. It seems like it will be a lot of fun (and a lot of work). There are 19 people in the class, many of them retired folk, and many of them teachers or ex-teachers. The prime reason for most of the group taking the class is to be more comfortable during travel to Spanish-speaking countries. There will be two sessions per week for four weeks.

The instructors are two ladies, originally from Quito, Ecuador who are married to Americans and live in the Wausau area. They have taught this course for several years and are very organized in their approach to teaching us "Gringos" their native language. There is HOMEWORK between each class. Next Monday we will be required to stand and tell what we did over the weekend IN SPANISH !! Obviously, my wife and I will be practicing at home. (We fell asleep last night with a Spanish language station on the TV, hoping to learn something subliminally!)
We were informed that learning Spanish is very easy. In Ecuador even the little children can speak it !!
Each of us drew a Spanish name out of a hat which we will use during the class.

Hasta Luego! ............... Carlos

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