Archive for October, 2012

Great Scott…It’s Daylight Savings!

It’s that time of year again; the time of year we all look forward to and dread… daylight savings! Living in a different country, that doesn’t observe the tradition, got me thinking, “What’s the original purpose of this practice? Does it still have any validity in today’s society? Where did come from?” In today’s post, [...]

Dia de Todos Santos: All Saints Day

Festival of Kites Last year I went to the Festival of Kites in Sumpango to experience how people celebrate All Saints Day here in Guatemala. The Festival of Kites held both in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez requires months of preparation. Groups begin as early as 2 months in advance constructing the gigantic kites that are put [...]

Home Coming

They say “Home is where the heart is” and this past weekend home arrived from a thousand miles away in the form of my parents who came to visit.  There is always a state of apprehension for me prior to seeing my parents driven by the fear of dramatic change between us.  After being on [...]

10 things to look for in a Homeschool Spanish Curriculum

I often get asked “What makes for a good homeschool Spanish curriculum?”  In today’s post, I go over the top ten things to look for in just that. Please keep in mind these are in no particular order. 1) Age Appropriate – Not too complex – one of the easiest things to do is to [...]

27 quotes continued…(quotes 5-7)

Today’s three quotes come from Mark Twain and are directed to those people out there that are unsure about pulling the trigger and diving in to learning a new language. There are the voices in our head and voices of others that try to tell you to play it safe and not to try anything [...]

27 Inspirational quotes to keep you motivated

Hi my name is Mike Tucker and I am both challenged and excited to bring my first blog post to you. I am excited to bring to you some motivation that might inspire you start or continue your efforts in learning Spanish with us. I am challenged because I recognize my own weaknesses in writing [...]

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