Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

I have been working on learning Spanish for the past 7 years now.

I wish that I was fluent and I’m most definitely not — I’m very conversational. People understand me (mostly). I’m always working to improve my grammar.

I have been working on my “attitude" and taking a more "can do" approach by asking around for methods. I'm using many modalities (like speaking, reading, listening), and just sticking with it.

Every week, I Skype for one hour with Jabel Tinamit, an online Spanish school located in Panajachel, Guatemala. It helps that I am in Guatemala twice a year as well, and I always do my homework!

Here is a book that really inspired me:

Make It Stick : The Science of Successful Learning / Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

I have also taken up Salsa Dancing with my dancing partner (here's to you WH). That's coming more easily but still can be challenging.

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They are a perfect accompaniment to your summer sun dress, linen top or favorite T-shirt. Keep you warm on the sail boat, and colorful at the BBQ.