Category: Language School

The benefits of knowing 2 languages

Learning more than one language definitely has it’s ups and downs.  For instance when you learn a new language you spend many days with your brain feeling like mush to the point that you don’t even want to talk in your first language because it requires too much mental energy OR you start to forget…


Behind the Music

If you are recognizant of the 80s as much as we are, then you might be expecting an interview of some famous band in this post. What we really want to do is share a little about the video we posted on Facebook last week for “Throwback Thursday.” “throwback Thursday” is a trend on social…


The Time Has Come

As some of you may remember I posted a blog back in August of last year about us leaving missions school early and not going to Guatemala.  We had just found out at that time that the outreach trip part of our missions training was going to be postponed until we were in Guatemala and…


Linguistic Mishaps

As we complete our final week of language school, we wanted to share with you all some “mistakes” we made over the past 6 months in Spanish.  When learning a new language, we have found that the slightest mistakes (a vowel, a stress syllable, or even the incorrect usage of a pronoun) can change the…


What Do You Share When You Have Nothing To Share?

This is the question that has been rolling through my mind all week. Missy and I were talking about this the other day.  We noticed that lately people have been asking us, “what’s new?” and we’ve literally had nothing much new to report.  We are still learning Spanish.  We are still in Antigua living in…


Give me a break!!!

I don’t know about you but every time I hear this phrase I can’t help but think of the song from the Kit Kat candy bar commercials “give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.”  Well if it wasn’t in your head before it is…


Week Six

Some of you already know, but this was Week 6.  It is an important week in language learning and cultural adaptation.  It is about this time that things get difficult, learning slows, and the mind begins to reject your new surroundings.  It is also known as “hell week” if you are going through Navy SEALs…