Category Archive: Language

Feb 23

Cali Salsa Nights

Salsa in Cali.  Photo: Esme McAvoy

I lifted both of Eliana’s hands up above her head and, holding them there, led her in a slow spin to her left and watched in complete awe as she effortlessly grooved to the caribbean beat, leading with every dangerous curve of her body; thighs, hips, bum, waist, and boobs all appeared to be moving …

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Dec 09

Fluency: Redefined – Bicycle Spanish – Part 3

"Live Más"  Taco Bell uses Spanglish for it's marketing in Costa Rica.

In Part 3 of Bicycle Spanish Zack looks at his command of the language after 11 months of cycling in Latin America.  With only 2-3 months left before leaving the land of Spanish speakers he asks himself “Am I fluent?” The Ticos love me. My stomach spotted the man before my eyes did as I …

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Sep 11

Why English speakers are rubbish at learning foreign languages.

Source: http://lesllenguesparlen.blogspot.com/p/english.html

When I was 22 years old, I had a nice little fling with a French girl I met in Beijing.  She was a fun and attractive girl who had been studying in the great Chinese city for the previous 6 months.  Completely new to China, I was very impressed with her life experiences, in particular …

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May 16

Drowning in Mexicanismos: Bicycle Spanish Part 2

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Bicycle Spanish is a continuing series charting Zack’s adventures with Spanish in Latin America.  One of Zack’s goals for his adventures in Latin America is to become fluent in the spanish language.  Fluency is defined here as being able to do the following: Reading non-intellectual books and the news in spanish, Watching movies in Spanish …

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Feb 06

Bicycle Spanish – Part One

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Bicycle Spanish is a continuing series charting Zack’s adventures with Spanish in Latin America.  One of Zack’s goals for his adventures in Latin America is to become fluent in the spanish language.  Fluency is defined here as being able to do the following: Reading non-intellectual books and the news in spanish, Watching movies in spanish …

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