I have come to the conclusion that I need to learn to speak Spanish in order to work more successfully as a technician. Many of our clientele where I live are Spanish-speakers it’s a hindrance when the only way I can communicate is by hand gestures. I just wish I wasn’t so stubborn back in 8th grade when Spanish was first offered as an elective: no, even though I knew it was a language that would come in handy seeing as how I lived in the Phoenix area, I wanted to learn French. So in high school, pig-headedness still prevailed and I took French for 3 years and another year in college. I was very good at French. Too bad I don’t live in France.
I’ve heard good things about Rosetta Stone and dh and I have talked for a couple of years about buying the Spanish (Latin America) version. But it’s got a high price tag for the 3 versions of it—$500—so all we’ve done is talk. Dh was going to buy it for my birthday, but read the Amazon reviews and there were quite a few valid negative reviews, so he took me to San Francisco instead 😀 . I don’t like the idea that RS can only be installed on 2 computers and that customer service is difficult to reach. Between the kids and us, we’ve got 6 working computers right now and *I* want to be the one to decide where *I* put the software *I* bought. But that’s a separate blog article methinks. Do you think there’s a Spanish language learning program that’s just for CPS techs? How handy would that be? Pre-translated phrases all ready to learn. Cool! Ah, but I’m dreaming.
So, any suggestions for me to learn Spanish at home? Keep in mind that I’m gung-ho to start projects but I tend to lose interest if they take more than a day to do—hmmm, I’ve currently got 3 going for CarSeatSite.com that I started weeks ago and 1 that I started back in May. Maybe if we started a support group . . .