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November 29, 2007

To all the people who are learning this language... just a wind of hope.

Yesterday, one of my coworkers told me she wanted desperately to learn English. She asked me how. Obviously, I gave her the option of the same place where I studied.

She asked, "Is it good enough? Becuase in many of the places I've been through I feel I'm not learning and I drop out".

I was surprised by those words coming out of a teacher's mouth.

To her and to you... my friends... It is just a matter of attitude and believe that you can learn.

When you enter a classroom to learn, there is always someone who appears to know more than you. There is always a diffuculty to understand the teacher. But after some time you will notice you understand more, speak more, read more, write more and listen more.

I always encourage my students by telling them this story:

I learned English by the time I was 17 to 20. Before that, when I was 15,  I went to the United States and I was alone looking for something to eat in a shopping mall... and I didn't know what was "Tomato, lettuce, bread, meat, and cheese". not even asked for fries or large drinks. I ate that burger because the clerk asked me If I speak Spanish (my first language). Thank God she was clever, because I was having trouble remembering all the hand signs I was going to make for her to understand my questions about the food.

Now, If you have the opportunity to learn... do it! i didn't have the opportunity before and maybe I lost many and interesting experinces. It's just a matter of trying, attitude and convince yourself that you can do it!

Go get the journey... and learn this beautiful language.

Mari Jo

 

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Female


Location

Costa Rica

Work

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Education

Teaching English in a High School in Costa Rica

Study

Graduate School

ULatina

Education

Master in Education

English Study

Costa Rica

Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano (CCCN)

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watch TV, cook, go for walks, travel around the country, go to the beach

talk, talk... and talk.

superficial people and liers... above all... unpunctuality

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iced tea

i love hip hop, salsa, merengue.

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