Me llamo Joaquin.  Y el nombre de mi hermana muy cariñoso es Lupita.  Nosotros quieren…

Okay, I’ll have to stop right there.  However, before too long, I’ll hopefully be writing to you more and more in Spanish.  Make that Español, going forward, actually.

For a more detailed look at why I’m starting this journey (viaje), please check my About page, but here’s the “Reader’s Digest” version:  ¡Me gusta Español!

A few days ago, my wonderful wife bought me one of the most thoughtful gifts ever, a lifetime subscription to Rocket Languages.  I am very eager to get started.  I have heard the site praised by a person I respect, and what he liked about it is important to me, as well: the fact that its purpose is to teach one how to speak, write, and read languages — not just order drinks at a restaurant or hail a taxi.

My new friends, Amy and Mauricio, are the instructors at Rocket Languages (Rocket Spanish, in my case).  My sister, Lupita, will hopefully be my personal mentor, keeping me accountable to learning what I need to be learning, correcting my mistakes from time to time, and assisting me in my attempt at immersion in her beautiful language.  She will be as instrumental as my virtual instructors, if not more so.

Well, that about wraps it up until my next post, but I do hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter and keep up with my progress.

¡Hasta luego!

2 thoughts on “¡Hola, el mundo!

  1. Hola Hermano Joaquin 🙂
    Such an honor that you would choose me to help you in your journey in learning the beautiful “idioma de Español”. You inspire me so much, I love our dedication in learning the Spanish language and I know you will inspire many more! You are extremely smart and such a natural when writing and speaking it! Till next time hermano….

  2. ¡Gracias, Hermana Lupita! 🙂

    If I inspire anyone with this effort, I’ll just be paying it forward, so to speak, since you’ve been such an inspiration to me. I’m both excited and a little intimidated by the prospect of doing this, but it’s high time I got started again. I have the best tutor anyone could hope for, too. Thank you so much for agreeing to help me!

    Hasta la próxima vez.

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