On Saturday I bought a Lonely Planet Spanish phrasebook. Those high school and college Spanish classes proved to be coming back as soon as I looked inside. I barely passed in college because it had been so long since I had taken it in high school. But knowing that won’t stop me now….
I grew up with friends from El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua. My favorite sweet drink is horchata, and I love tamales and pupusas.
But there’s a small problem to teaching English in South America: I won’t make enough to pay my student loans/save to travel. And first is more important than anything else.
Maybe I could find an alternative, but I think it’d be great to be closer to home, which is something living in South America would give. I really want to learn Spanish. So why not make it happen? My next steps will be:
1. Figure out how to make South America/Spain a reality and have made a decision by mid March. [And having back up opportunities if it just doesn’t work out.]
2. Buy a workbook
2.Find a Spanish TV show I like, watch it
3. Study every day
4. Practice speaking with my friends at home via Skype