What you hear on vacation

dotted-world-mapLast week I was up in Maine visiting my family and while in Moody’s Gifts (browsing around and wanting to buy everything) I heard Italian.  There were some tourists there, browsing just like me and speaking Italian.  Okay, a lot of people would say “that’s nothing to write (home) about.” But when you’re in a small town in Maine, I’d say it is.

Not that I was eavesdropping, but I was so excited that I could pick up a word here and there.  I don’t know about them, but I enjoyed my stay (and I hope they did too!) and it just goes to show you and the world isn’t as small as you think!

Learn something new

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Summer is finally here! I know that it’s the South and I know that it’s hot, but summer is definitely my favorite time of year.  Sunscreen, flip-flops, the beach, what could be better than that? 

I know that we all have busy schedules, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try something new, even if your on vacation, out-of-town, or in a different state.  Try taking Skype lessons!  We offer all our lessons on Skype, so no matter where you are you can review, practice, prepare, and learn something new!

 

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A viajar y regresar

Thankfully we made it back safe and sound from a very quick trip up north.  The drive was long, but very beautiful as all the leaves are changing and the air has that fall freshness. What I loved the most was watching the landscape gradually change, from evergreens to corn fields, grassy hills, and finally back to the familiar.  Although I have to say, one week makes a big difference and I can definitely see fall here in the South.  The temperatures are cooling down and everything is covered with a fresh dusting of leaves (that are nowhere near as colorful as those up north).

Coming back after being away and getting back into ‘the swing of things’ always seems like such a difficult thing to do, until it’s done.  This is especially difficult since I had to say such a quick “hello” and “goodbye” to both my parents (particularly my Mom).  But we are all excited for the upcoming holidays and more opportunities to spend time with each other.  So, with renewed excitement I am happy to return to helping you all again!

Ahora empezamos de nuevo…

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viajo otra vez la semana que viene…

Next week I get to return up North for a quick trip and will end the week with another quick with my Mom (yay!).  I’m very excited to go and be able to see family again since I usually travel only once a year.   In light of my trip I wanted to share some travel vocabulary with you.  Learn it, use it, enjoy it!
el viaje- trip
el vuelo- flight
el agente de viajes- travel agent
las maletas- suitcases
el boleto- ticket
el auxiliar de vuelo- flight attendant
el piloto- pilot
el pasajero- passenger
el equipaje- luggage
el taxi- taxi
el aútobus- bus
el tren- train
el aeropuerto- airport
viajar- to travel

Y volvimos a la escuela…

It’s almost Back-to-School time yet again.  I’m not in school anymore, but I can certainly agree with my students, the summer went by too quickly!

As you savor these last few weeks of vacation, don’t forget to give a thought or two to the upcoming school year!  Do you think you might need a tutor?? Don’t wait until the middle of the semester when you’re too bogged down…

Book some Spanish, E.S.L. or Mandarin sessions today!

¡Chau-chau!

Until next time!

It’s Official!

It’s official, summer is finally here!  And for us, here in Atlanta today wasn’t much different from the previous few days.  It was hot, but not super humid (yet), and sunny.  I know that my family up north had a hot one today, 93 degrees!  So far it’s been a summer of pleasant surprises.  We’ve welcomed new students of all ages and levels, and we’ve added our new language (and lovely tutor) Mandarin.  It’s been so exciting and we’re so looking forward to the upcoming school year!

But I suppose we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves.  In the midst of all these goings-on, I’m super excited to head north for a cousin’s impending nuptials!!  I can’t wait to see the family, congratulate the bride and groom, and spend some quality time with my dad.  I’m thankful to have such a wonderful family and am looking forward to visiting, relaxing, revitalizing, and coming home with more excitement for the rest of the summer and into the school year!

As always, let us know if you need us for Spanish, English, or Mandarin lessons!  Any age, any level!  And we look forward to hearing from you soon!

¡Chau Chau amigos!