Friday, February 01, 2013

Today I add -Student- to my profile description.  I've signed up for two extension (non-credit) classes at the local community college.  First up - Spanish, to brush up on what I learned back in high school.
I have all of my supplies, except the text which isn't available anywhere in the county.  Hopefully my winning personality and the ability to count to 100, say the days of the week and months of the year, and order a carne asada burrito in Spanish will get me through this first class.  Then Amazon will wing the book to me in time for our second meeting.
Okay, gotta go.  The class is only ten miles down the road, but Hubby tells me that the 45 minutes I'm giving myself is not enough during commuter hours. 

18 comments:

John'aLee said...

Good for you!! I've been thinking about doing the same thing!

Illuminatedquilt said...

Tus clases son las dos Espagnol ???Also , yes you can practice with me anytime . I was born and raised in Chile..You know you can take a little recorder to class to record it and replay at home what you missed. I did this when I attended De-Anza College in Cupertino Ca. It was very helpful.OH BTW I do not have accents on this key board so we spanish people use the French GN to make the sound N with accent LOL !!

AnnieO said...

You have more Spanish than I do! Hope the 45 minutes (yikes!) really IS enough for 10 miles. Enjoy that classroom time!

Sharon said...

Goodness, 45 min for 10 miles?? I just could not do that, but it's all what you are used to. Have fun with your class, my favorite spanish word is stapler! No, I'm not fluent, not even Spanglish.

Julie in the Barn said...

I can recite The House That Jack Built & name the parts of the body (well, the main ones anyway) thanks to a summer school class in fourth grade. High school was for French, so very useful in California! I bet you get an A+!

Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

My husband and I audited a spanish class at our local community college. I learned a lot, but it was just a big high school and discouraged me. Hope you have a great time and learn lots!

WoolenSails said...

I would love to take some classes, but with my memory now, I forgot what I learn too fast, so I play word games to exercise my mind. I took French and can read better than speak it, but rusty now.

Debbie

Quilt Hollow said...

Would you believe I'm half Spanish and know very little? My grandparents came here from Spain and knew little English. My mom understands but doesn't speak it. It's a changing country.....nuff said.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

What a great idea ... having recently retired I now have the luxury of time and should check out some classes (non-credit) as well as book clubs at the library ... in addition to taking a knitting class, setting up my quilt studio and finishing up a few UFOs. How the *heck* did I ever work full-time and get anything done! LOL ENJOY!!

Carol said...

That's wonderful...you can teach Larkin commands in Spanish...LOL! Maybe I should try that with Howie, maybe he'd listen better!

Candace said...

Ohhh....I'm envious, Libby! You'll have to teach us online when you're done ;>)
Cheers!

quiltsbycheri said...

really cute notebook.....buying fun supplies that's the best part! enjoy I know you'll do well..... cheri

Dixie said...

Good for you! Spanish is such a beautiful language! I picked up quite a bit of
Spanish all those years I rode the bus to work. Love to use it a whenever I get a chance, and my favorite phrase is "Habla mas despacio, por favor!"

Melanie said...

I'm a 'French' girl... I think this is awesome. I can't imagine traffic like that.I live 8 miles from work and if I time it right I can make it in 12 minutes( if the traffic lights are green)

Dawn said...

Larkin will be a perfect study partner ;-)

Barb said...

good for you! and good luck

Sweet P said...

How cool to be going back to school! In my dream life, I would be a full-time student. Good luck and buenos dias!

McIrish Annie said...

Hope you brought an apple for the teacher!