Language school?

Now, those of you that know me (Shawn), know that I am not one for school. I am not against learning, I just dread the thought of sitting in a classroom bored out of my mind and my mind wandering. (I guess I do that anyways.)

You see, through high school all I wanted to do was my time and get out. I was bored. I did just enough to get A’s, B’s or C’s and move on. I really didn’t try in most of my classes with exception to Spanish or a couple of others. Needless to say, I didn’t go to college (or collage as one highly educated person I know of writes.) I filled out the paperwork for a junior college, but couldn’t get myself to turn them in.

Anyways, back to the subject – language school. We have been kicking around ideas on learning the language, which is Spanish for the Dominican Republic. We have thought about just moving there and hiring someone there to teach us, or for one of us to take some sort of classes there. We heard of other missionaries going to a language school in Costa Rica and in Mexico. So right now we are looking deeper into going, possibly the whole family, to language school.

Our friends, the Tunnicliffes, are heading down to Guadalajara this week and if they have the time will be checking out this particular school for themselves, which we just found out after already looking into it. Well, I just thought that was interesting.


The Oliveria family, missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic.

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2 thoughts on “Language school?
  1. Eric VandeWeg

    Shawn – try Rosetta Stone for learning Spanish. I haven’t tried it yet, but everyone I know who has says it’s the best way to learn a language at the conversational level. My former boss (a Palistinian Muslim, another story) had his 8-yr old son learning Arabic, and said he was picking it up fast.

    Take care, my old friend,

  2. Shawn

    We have the homeschool version of Rosetta Stone spanish and Tell-me-more and who knows how many others… I guess I should put one on my computer and start practicing. The kids have it on their computer for school.