Several months ago, I blogged about my studying Spanish through Rosetta Stone (previous post here). Well, now I am taking it to the next level.
This year, Fisher, through the OSU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), is offering Working Spanish for beginners. The class is for “graduate students who need to learn Spanish for career purposes and who want to work comfortably in a Spanish-speaking business environment.” We will be learning Spanish for the entire school year with a one-week immersion trip during spring break.
While I did progress with Rosetta Stone, I don’t think I was learning quickly enough – not necessarily the software’s fault (maybe a little :p). I did push it off whenever I felt overwhelmed by schoolwork, which was a lot of times. With a grade on the line, there is a little bit more extra motivation to really keep up with learning the language. With classroom instruction, conversation hours, and online learning, it will be a lot of work but also a lot of fun!
CIBER has also mentioned that a more advanced course may be offered next time. They may even open it up for Fisher alumni. I’ll definitely consider taking it if I end up in Columbus after graduation.
Now back to doing my hojas de trabajo. 🙂