Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1 of 31: Learning Spanish

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I'm going to Mexico in January! Woot! And while I accept that I will by no means be speaking Spanish by then, it is something I want to do. I'm not sure how or when I will do it, but sometime next year would be nice. Maybe I will take a class at a community college or maybe I'll use Rosetta Stone's program, I'm not sure. My life is a little bit up in the air at the moment and so my goals are allowed to be as well.

Why I want to learn Spanish:

  • It seems pretty handy. During my current stay in Austin, I have noticed that Spanish is all around me, and that is pretty awesome.  Through speaking French, I've learned a lot about how language helps you connect with and learn about a culture and that definitely excites me. Mexico has made me think about how much I should know Spanish, and then I'll have the trifecta of North America: English, French, Spanish!

  • I like Spanish movies. Pan's labyrinth was pretty good, as was Volver. A lot of great cinema has been coming out of Spanish speaking countries, and if you know foreign cinema then you know that dubs just don't cut it and subtitles are less fun.

  • Pantalones. I just love that word.  

So there you have it, my first thing for December.


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