learning to teach

Two to three days a week I go to the homes of two 3rd graders to help them with reading. We go over letters (their names and the sounds that they represent), how they form syllables when paired with other letters or by themselves, and how those syllables come to form words. I’ve really enjoyed … More learning to teach

apellidos

Written Wednesday August 31, 2011 I published this before, but for some reason it didn’t go though. Anyway, here it is again! 🙂 I majored in Spanish Language and Literature in college, so I’ve been pretty invested in the Spanish-speaking world long before I came to the Dominican Republic to live and work. I remember … More apellidos

first learn spanish. then study chinese.

Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about learning Spanish, Chinese, and languages in general in the United States. Maybe one day, we’ll truly endow our youngins’ with the value of being bi-lingual–as well as bi-cultural–individuals. Primero Hay Que Aprender Español. Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen. By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF A quiz: If a … More first learn spanish. then study chinese.

they that wait

in spanish, there is one word that represents to wait, to hope and to expect: esperar. in other words, if you want to say, “i am waiting for you,” you would say, “te espero.” if you want to say, “i hope you come,” you would say, “espero que vengas.” if you want to say, “i’m expecting a … More they that wait

teaching about banks

i decided to focus on everyday places for this session of ESL. each class, we’ve covered experiences in everyday places like the workplace (and jobs), the bank, restaurants, etc. for the bank lesson, i created an illustration. in it, a man got paid cash, thought about depositing his money into a bank, but decided against … More teaching about banks