Category Archives: Spanish proficiency

Lessons from our workshop “How Gringo Is Your Spanish?”

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How we don’t hear another language as it is spoken I tell the workshop participants that I cannot hear Spanish for you. The best I can do is to give them tips as to what to listen for. Through exercises and examples, I try to bring about, in each participant, a personal realization of his Continue Reading

The Zen of Spanish Proficiency

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BUDDHISM IS A RELIGION built around the idea of religious freedom. The freedom that the Buddhist seeks is not of the kind that drove American pilgrims of the 17th century, which was freedom from persecution by the State. The Buddha taught that there is another, unsuspected freedom, which may be attained by a guided process Continue Reading


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