Saturday, December 20, 2008

Espanol, Here I come!

Last night Alson and I invested in the Spanish version of Rosetta Stone. We have been wanting it for a while; especially after moving to DC and feeling like the only monolingual people in the city. I took Spanish in high school and for three semesters in college, but I am certainly not fluent.

Hopefully this will give us a boost when we are both applying for jobs in the coming year. As an intern, my contract is up at the end of the school year, so I have to apply to become a full-time employee in my district. In the past, interns are usually hired wherever they intern, but because of the tumbling economy and the serious budget and job cuts in my district, that may not be the case next school year. Looks like I will be applying to all the districts in Metro DC. I may even apply to some private and charter schools. So, anything to set myself apart is a plus! There are currently only 2 (out of 101) bilingual school psychologists in my district. That is not proportional to the number of Spanish speaking students! You get the idea..

Alson will be applying for summer associate positions in the fall, and the same idea applies...he has to set himself apart.

We saved a bundle by buying all three levels at once and by purchasing it through eBay. I can't wait until it arrives and I can get started. It will give me something to do in my free time and will up my stock!

6 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the jobs and all that! I will most likely be able to stay at one of the 2 jobs I have had this year but who knows!

    I need to brush up on my Spanish tambien ;)

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  2. i really want to shell out the big bucks for Rosetta stone... just haven't convinced myself yet. i can't wait to hear if it's worth it!

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  3. I want the Mandarin Rosetta stone....SO BADLY!

    Kudos, congrats, and arriba!
    (Clearly, I don't know spanish)

    xox

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  4. Very cool that you did that. You're right, it's important to set yourselves apart any way that you can. I've been thinking about brushing up on my Spanish myself...you'll have to give us an update on how you like this particular program! :)

    http://zandria.us

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  5. I can't wait to hear if this program works. I've been thinking about it too, but it's definitely a little pricey!

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  6. let me know if you wanna practice spanish, I was born/raised in Chile.

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