Struggles and successes in learning Spanish, Mexican culture, and teaching skills

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Mexico MapHave you ever moved to a new country, learned a second language, or experienced culture shock? This was my reality when I was just 8 years old. To make a really long story short, for our protection my mom illegally kidnapped my younger sister and me from our abusive but custodial dad, and we hid out in Mexico. When we first arrived, we didn’t speak any Spanish, we didn’t have any money, and our only contacts there were the family members of an acquaintance who dropped us off there in his little village. He had to get back to his job in the U.S., so we were on our own. (more…)