Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

Stubbornly Speaking Spanish

Checala another awesome writer I happened to stumble on the other day. Her posts are both informative and humorous.
Happy reading! 🙂


As most of you know, we’re trying to raise our boys to be English/Spanish bilingual. This is not an easy task for anyone, but even more challenging for me for a number of reasons.

#1. I’m not a native Spanish speaker and I still make mistakes.

#2. My husband, Carlos, only recently got “on board” with speaking Spanish to the kids. (He still isn’t consistent.)

#3. I wasn’t confident enough in my Spanish to speak it much to the boys when they were babies, so many lost opportunities there.

#4. We are not able to send the boys to a dual immersion school and we can’t afford to visit El Salvador often enough.

#5. We do not live in a community with a large Spanish-speaking population, nor are we surrounded by Spanish-speaking family.

Even with the odds stacked against us, I’ve been determined to raise the boys bilingual and I…

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