¡Hola! I’m Rachel!
I’m bilingual and absolutely certain I can help you learn how to understand Spanish and express yourself clearly too.
I know learning a language is one of the most difficult things to do, but it doesn’t have to be. This is my story about becoming bilingual…
Way back, before children and wrinkles, my new family in law all spoke Spanish. Unfortunately I only spoke English. I tried so hard to understand them with no luck for a long time. I tried college classes, textbooks, workbooks, programs that taught me about Spanish and still struggled to have a conversation. The experts failed me.
Even though I poured my everything into studying, I was no closer to being bilingual than before. I needed something that worked to give me real skills to listen and speak Spanish. It didn’t exist, so I decided to create a learning system that would give me skills to understand and express myself.
At first, I recorded, repeated, took notes, conjugated, defined and refined. Then, I tapped into a different approach for increasing my passive and active skills. All of a sudden, I was thinking in Spanish and making lots of progress in a short time.
Before long, Spanish was like my own language. I understood them, could tell them what was on my mind and even begin to understand their jokes. I had enough skills to listen, speak, read and write without translation.
In the process, I found out I love how language works. That’s when I decided to get my degree in Spanish Language and Literature from UCLA. Professors with every accent spoke fast and long, the novels were thick and deep, and the writing was technical.
I had to scale up my skills even higher to meet the many new challenges. Glad to say I finished successfully with a love for the Spanish language and books.
Five children later, my greatest challenge became teaching resistant learners. Every parent knows, their child doesn’t want to learn another language if they don’t have to. That’s how this blog came to be. I want to show you how to accomplish your language learning goals…