Pride and Joy

I wear this badge with pride and Joy. I entered this challenge with a lot of doubts about my capabilities. Writing in a foreign language in a blog community of English Teachers…

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But, I took a deep breath, and I did it. It was a very rewarding experience. Not only because I could write each day and communicate in a language different of my own, but also because I get to know this beatiful community and felt part of it.

As regards the teaching practice, I found very enlightening all the blog writing process (from the creation through the participation in the community). I feel that I’m a better commenter and that It’s a plus for feedback training.

I really appreciate the Welcome Wagon idea and the persons who incarnated it. That support was essential for me.

Another great idea was Jennifer’s #MultiFriday. I love languages in all their diversity and think that as a teacher that we have to encourage contact between language because It is above all contact between people.

Like I said in the feedback form about my journey through this challenge:

It had a major impact on my writing skills. I feel more confident and been able to know better my strong points and my flaws: I really have to work on my spelling (Thank God to the spelling correctors), in the prepositions (never never put the correct one), correct my “muy” and “de” instead of “my” and “the”, and of course de verb correlation. I’m sorry, I’m a Spanish teacher and It isn’t easy for me not to identified grammar errors. But fortunately, These not inhibited my writing this month and that is the magic of this beautiful community.

Thanks!

Publicado por Spanish Teacher *BA Arg

I´m a teaching professor and a literacy specialist in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

9 comentarios sobre “Pride and Joy

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey. I really liked the way you succinctly reflected on the the things you appreciated and the things you learned. (I have been way too wordy lately–I suspect because of pandemic-related loneliness). I wouldn’t worry too much about your spelling–English spelling is infuriatingly inconsistent, and as long as you can select the correct word from spell check, that’s what really matters.

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  2. Congrats on completing the challenge! So many times we are our worst critics, but when we join a community that supports and nudges, we not only rise to the challenge, but also feel more empowered. I am amazed by your journey of tackling a blog in a different language. No matter what language, that speaks volumes to your bravery and determination. Well done!

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  3. I feel so fortunate to have received your name among those on my welcome wagon list. Each day I search for your posts and worried when you arrived late! When I began teaching most of my students were native Spanish speakers. I knew no Spanish and had no second language training. I made so many mistakes, I’m sure, but one thing we did to practice prepositions is act them out. It was fun. We laughed until our sides ached. Performing prepositions is the only thing I could think of to help w/ those annoying words. I hope you continue using de for “the” sometimes. And I bet I’ve left more than one typo in my comments this month. Please stick around for Tuesday SOL. I’ll be here w/ you most of the time but may skip when I travel to Hawaii next month.

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  4. I’m so glad you joined in the challenge this year. Your writing is always good and I look forward to reading each day. I hope you’ll be back for the Tuesday Slice of Life Challenge all year long. I’m glad for the spelling correctors too, and I am a native English speaker. 🙂

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