A Trip to Cuba

January of 2017 I went on a seven-day cultural tour with Cuba Explorer. Our fabulous guide Rosie greeted us and took us to the Hotel Presidente, built in 1927 and remodeled in 2000. We tasted our first mojito in the Plaza Vieja in old town Havana. One evening we enjoyed the amazing group La Buena…

You like it? Pin it!

Pinterest is yet another foreign country with which I am not quite familiar, but I’m fascinated and excited to explore it, to the point of having cramps in my index finger from over-pinning! What’s Pinterest? It’s an application that allows you to click on websites and links you find interesting, as you search for specific…

Master Teacher: Rewards Abound!

Do you remember student teaching? Of course you do! The stress, the fear, the lesson planning!! How did you ever survive? Hopefully, with a great master teacher to guide you! As current baby boomers retire, the demand for trained, quality language teachers will continue to increase. You can be an integral part of the valuable…

Back-To-School

Organizing for Successful Learning, Student Support and Teacher Sanity! Summer brings teachers time to rest, reflect and plan for the coming school year. Many teachers find themselves bursting with new teaching ideas and new ways to organize the classroom. Rarely is there time to put into action all of the great ideas that come to…

Exploring the Many Hispanic Cuisines of Southern California

We are so lucky to live in California, where the weather is always nice and the Spanish-speaking world is all around us. You would be amazed at how many Spanish speaking and Spanish restaurants can be found in Southern California.We can find a lot more than just wonderful Mexican cafes and Salvadorian pupuserías. With a…

The World as your Classroom

Squeals of pure joy as the mist from the Magic Fountain drenches us on a warm, perfect night in Barcelona. A look of sheer bliss as my favorite student savors his new favorite food – jamón serrano. Wide-eyed wonder (and a few tears) as sweet teenage girls come face-to-face with Van Gogh in the Musée…