Brain Report 3

27 Mar


I graduated from Escuela Mexicana.

My knowledge and understanding of Spanish has increased geometrically. Each day builds on the day before. My professors say learning is “poco a poco,” little by little. I hear a word. I see a word. I hear it again. And in time, it becomes part of my vocabulary.

Maestro Juan Carlos

Maestro Juan Carlos

Maestra Edith

Maestra Edith

Maestra Caty

Maestra Caty

Not once in the time I have been in Guanajuato has a Spanish speaker shown impatience or superiority when I struggle to speak their language. If anything, they become more patient, coaxing me to the words I am trying to form. Thank you to every one of them for their generosity.

I know that I am lucky to have the opportunity to have been immersed in the language and culture I want to know. There is no better way to learn another language.

11 Responses to “Brain Report 3”

  1. Dede March 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Jill I thought I commented on this but I don’t see it. Anyway, I am supremely proud of you. My heartfelt congratulations. And your hair looks great, too!

    • Jill March 29, 2015 at 4:14 am #

      You did Dede and I replied. Click on the first picture then scroll to the bottom of the page. Your comment and my reply landed here. Thank you and Thank you. I needed the hair boost.

  2. Barbara and Ernie Werren March 28, 2015 at 4:20 am #

    Me hace “enferma de la casa” (como se dice “homesick?”) por Guanajuato! Saludos a todos en Escuela Mexicana. Ahora, estoy aprendiendo Italiano, por que vamos a Sicilia en Mayo…Ojala que podamos reuinirnos en Santa Fe este verano!
    Barbara y Ernie Werren

  3. Ursula March 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    Congratulations! Your are a woman of perseverance. Most people give up when things get hard! When are you coming back? The garden is about to start, lots of new people are not just involved but also running it.

    Check this out: a video of our first 4 years I made a few of years ago.

    • Jill March 28, 2015 at 12:54 am #

      We’ll be back Tuesday night. Looking forward to the garden this year.

  4. californian March 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm #


    • Jill March 28, 2015 at 12:54 am #

      Thank you Darin

  5. neil freer March 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Ahhh si, Mama! Esta muy bien, excellente!! yeeeeehhhhaaa!! Como se dice en Fanta Se en Espanol, way cool!! Esta el mismo aqi, los contractores Mexicanos cerca aqi no perden patiencia con mi gili gringo espanol, se gustan (??) Muy suave!!!

    • Jill March 28, 2015 at 12:55 am #

      I am so glad I live in Santa Fe.

  6. Richard Thurston March 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Gracias por la foto. yo realmente estaba de buen humor. mi gato NO acaba de morir.

    • Jill March 28, 2015 at 1:02 am #

      Da nada. Gracias por su sentida del humor. Que me salvo en momentos de desesperacion.

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