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…)

My Mission

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Right now I’m working on some exciting lesson plans for basic online Spanish lessons that will be free to the public!  There are certain fundamentals that anybody wishing to study Spanish for any purpose should know, such as proper Spanish pronunciation, the numbers, basic greetings, and so on.   I hope you register as a Swift Spanish member (there is no cost to join!) so you can have access to additional “members-only” materials including FREE Workplace Spanish video lessons, plus exercises and other materials to help you learn better.  My mission with Swift Spanish is all about helping you learn Spanish specifically for your job.  Enjoy all the great free online Spanish classes and don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s anything I can help you out with.

Welcome to Swift Spanish!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I’m just getting started here at Swift Spanish, and I am preparing all kinds of great content to share with you.  This is high-value material that you will find very practical as you strive to learn Spanish for your job!  Whether you’re in healthcare, education, law enforcement, construction, or some other field, chances are you need a special kind of Spanish class–one that teaches you the specific phrases and vocabulary you need on the job.   The basic foundational lessons are free to all subscribers, and those wishing to learn specific work-related Spanish can take their learning to the next level with customized one-on-one sessions with me.  I will work with you directly to make sure you learn exactly what you need to, without all the confusing and irrelevant grammar rules and vocabulary.  I hope you join me on this journey!  Please register for free lessons, check us out on Facebook and YouTube, and keep checking back for great new content!