Month: March 2015

The Light Came On

There are many ways for us use what we experience in the real world to help develop our communication skills in any language. Whether it be seeing an ad on the television or in a magazine, butchering a phrase only to be corrected by a native speaker, or listening to music.  These experiences create a …

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It’s worth the risk

It’s our first week in Ecuador. Anna, a Swiss traveler who is staying with our same host family, invited us to a dinner with some other exchange students. Anna had been in Ecuador for several weeks and was much more familiar with the culture than we were. She told us, “we will be eating a …

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Sofía 1

Hola amigos de La Casa Rojas y del Podcast de Rojas Spanish Language. Bienvenidos a nuestro podcast. Les habla su amigo Luis Rojas desde el estado de Minnesota en los Estados Unidos y estamos nuevamente aquí para traerles historias en español acerca de la vida de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos, los hispanos en …

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A Lifelong Struggle

There are so many things that go into learning a language.  Knowing the words is only a fraction of the process, there are things involving the culture, things involving your voice and pronunciation, and there are things involving the phonetics of it all.  Learning Spanish has been one of the hardest, most challenging, and longest …

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¡Sí, se puede!

My adventure with the Spanish language began my freshman year of high school. Taking a language class was required to graduate and I had a choice between German and Spanish. While German seemed relevant, given my heritage, I could not argue the practicality in learning the second most widely spoken language in the United State. …

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