Weekly Tip & Optional Homework: Week of 3/24 for week of 3/31/14

Weekly Tip:

Goal written by one of PBO’s Students:  “Encontrar tiempo para estudiar más.”


If you want to find time for your Spanish, it’s doable, but I highly recommend scheduling it.  Deciding to do it when you have a free moment is a joke, right?  Who has free time???
Learning a language is like going to the gym.  If you go once a week (if you work on your Spanish once a week) it’s going to take you a very long time to get to where you want to be, if ever.  If you go to the gym 2 – 3 times a week (or work on your Spanish 2 – 3 times a week), you’re maintaining and making progress.  If you go to the gym 5 – 6 days a week, you’re going to end up with a rockin’ bod – and if you work on your Spanish 5 – 6 days a week, you may just end up fluent!!! It’s that simple. You will get out of it what you put into it.

So my recommendation is to schedule it, just like you do with working out.  The good news is that it’s a much faster process than going to the gym.  You don’t need to drive anywhere, you’re not going to sweat like a pig, so no shower is involved, you don’t need to wear special clothes, etc.  Just figure out what you’re going to do and work on it for 15 minutes.  That’s it!  It’s really that simple.

Optional Homework

The optional homework is to practice singing A quién le importa by Alaska Dinarama.  We would recommend practicing at least once or twice a day until you can sing along with the song.  We’re going to sing it in class it 2 weeks, so make sure you practice!  Here are the links: