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Old May 19, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Hello from Florida! :-)

Hello all,

I've been lurking around this board for a while reading past posts and getting a feel for the layout. I must say that I am in total AWE and AMAZEMENT at the skill level of so many people on this board. I have wanted to learn a second language for most of my life and after finding this board...I think it may be possible.

I've decided to buckle down and try my hand at Spanish. I would like to learn Spanish for several reasons. #1 I love the study of foreign languages and I believe Spanish would be those most useful to me as I reside in Florida. #2 I spent a month in Spain and do not feel that I got the most out of my trip due to the language barriers. #3 I hope to practice International Law and knowing Spanish will open up many opportunities for me. And #4 I look forward to all of the cultural and artistic experiences that await upon me getting a descent grasp on the Spanish language.

So far, my strategy is: FSI Programmatic Volumes 1 & 2 while doing Pimsleur Conversational 1 (borrowed from the library). Afterwards I will embark on FSI Basic Volumes 1,2,3 & 4 while also utilizing Teach Yourself software. I will also utilize online sites/novellas such as Destinos and BBC resources.

I hope to study 2 hours daily if not more. After spending 3 years in law school and studying for 12 hours a day during bar exam prep, I know that I can study for longer blocks of time if need be.

I’m keeping a blog of my journey and hope to meet new friends and give support to others that are embarking on this adventure. :-)

Take care!

Wanderlust Whispers (Monica)

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Old May 19, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Hi Monica - Welcome - I'm sure you'll find all you need here
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Hello I bid you welcome to this forums, I hope that your stay in the forums will be enjoyable.
If you ultimate have been lurking in your computer and without say nothing, I believe that now it's time to do it.

Please you feeling you free to post anything you need although it being hello.
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Thank you all for the warm welcome! Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance as well. I'm really excited about my language learning "journey". I feel as if a whole new world is opening up! :-)
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¡Hola Mónica!
¡Bienvenida a los foros! Enjoy the learning ride!
By the by, in Spanish, "wanderlust" = ansias de conocer mundo. [literally: longing/thirst/yearning for knowing the world]
Whispers = susurros.
Law = Derecho [or ley]. (When you say "International Law" in Spanish would be "Derecho Internacional".)
(You can correct my English too, as I am native ESpanish!)
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