05 March 2010

¿Vos Hablás Castellano?

For the last 2 weeks, Linda has been getting up early to navigate through 3 subway stops and 13 city blocks to the DWS language school. There she took lessons in Spanish - or Castellano, as it's called here - Monday through Friday from 9 to 1:30, with a 30-minute break at 11.

She had the good fortune to share the classes with Chloé from London and Camilla from Norway (with maternal family in Brazil). Instructors Ludmilla and Nicolás took them through the paces from the imperativo to the pretérito perfecto and imperfecto to the pluscuamperfecto. Cuando terminaron las clases, Linda había aprendido mucho. Best of all, she discovered that the dreaded "vos" she had been avoiding is actually the easiest form to conjugate.

At right is Camilla with her famous dictionary.

After a 1-week break, Linda's heading back for 2 weeks more, but starting at 2:15 pm instead to accommodate exercise time in the mornings.

1 comment:

maravilla said...

Haha great! It was lovely sharing these classes with you Linda! We`ll see each other soon!