Day 28: Learn A Foreign Language

Day34_LearnForeignLanguageNext goal on the list is to learn a foreign language. Somehow I managed to take almost 3 years of Spanish and get all As and Bs without learning to speak any Spanish. Funny, but also a missed opportunity. In high school we had a soft-spoken red-headed Irish woman as our Spanish teacher. One day someone pulled me out of class early for a tennis match at Ponderosa High School an hour away. After that I made Mrs. (anyone remember her name?) believe that I had to leave class early every Tuesday and Thursday for tennis matches – even when we were playing at home. It is still a little funny but I feel bad. I am sure she was a really nice lady but this was before I realized teachers were actual people.

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  1. Rachael Said,

    February 3, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I took two years of French at Ranum…with Madame Ung…she spoke seven different languages, and I don’t remember English or French being the strongest ones. I somehow managed to pass the class too, but don’t remember a bit of it! Yes, I do find it funny, but also a missed opportunity…so sad too. :-(

  2. Julie Said,

    February 3, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    Senorita Powell! How could I forget that poor soul! She was tormented every day by someone in class… I even rememeber her being locked out of the room a couple times and she never did more than just continue to knock. I remember the color song from her class, and that’s about it from the 2 years I spent with her. I love reading your blog Karen- It makes me feel just a little more human :)

  3. Karen Ramirez Said,

    February 7, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    Yeah. It is funny how when you look back you realize your teachers were just people going to work trying to get by like everyone else. Except for the mean ones. They were still good targets.

  4. Karen Ramirez Said,

    February 7, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    I never had her as a teacher but I do remember Madame Ung. Seven languages! I barely get by with just the one…

  5. Kim Adams Said,

    February 14, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    I had Madame Ung! She was so cute :) I definitely wish I remember more of what I learned in her class.

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