March 2014: I don’t spend much time here anymore. You can find me here and on the linked social media sites.
Hola a todos-
I initially started this blog to prepare myself to live in Seville, Spain, during 2011 – 2012, and chronicle my life overseas. In Seville I did a language immersion program at CLIC Sevilla and taught some private English classes as well. At the time, I was hoping to stay longer than I had, but between the Andalusian economy, which has a higher unemployment rate than the rest of Spain, and issues with my visa, I came back to Chicago on March 13, 2012.
Now, Fall 2013, I live in Madrid and work in a public “bilingual” elementary school in a Northeastern district of the capital city. At the moment, this is an indefinite move. Aaaand if you know a bit about my life, that’s all I will say about that. No sense in asking, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
I’m still very much into language learning. Ultimately I’d like to take the DELE Spanish proficiency exam at the C2 level, and I’m contemplating taking the Certificado Superior del Español de las Ciencias de la Salud. Whether my French will reach a level where I’d be willing to take a French proficiency exam is TBD, I hope to eventually reach C1 or so with it…ideally.