Friday, July 4, 2008

Instituto de Lengua Española

The Spanish Language Institute here in San Jose is great. On the first day we all took placement tests and had an oral interview (in Spanish). I got placed in the advanced classes in both grammar and conversation, which is great because I feel like I am really learning a lot. Both of my classes are completely in Spanish, not a single English word spoken. I love it. :-) I feel so much more comfortable speaking after only being here for one week. Some of the hardest assignments I've had so far have been giving my testimony and leading a Bible study. Kind of challenging things to do anyways, but completely in Spanish makes it quite a bit harder.

But I am having a great time and I feel like I am learning a lot. I'm also making friends with some of the other young girls at the school, which is nice.

I still feel a little bit frazzled after a crazy first week, but I am beginning to settle into the swing of things here. I hope to explore the downtown a bit this weekend, and hopefully just rest a bit too.


Isaac said...

Sounds like you're having fun!! Many blessings!

Judy said...

Congratulations on arriving in Costa Rica safely -- travel can certainly be a challenge ! You clearly have your thoughts in the right place as you face challenges though -- so keep it up, and have a productive time there and in the DR. Loved your Colorado climbing photos. I can't speak Spanish -- only French & German. So, Adieu !
Judy A.