Even with taking Spanish eight years throughout middle school and high school you lose it when you have not spoke it in years. We had our first Spanish class today and it took some time to catch on again and find that lost information in my brain. Our teacher is from Spain and she is very understanding and helpful. We learned some basic conversation words and sayings which will help us get around and speak to people at stores and our house. I think the best way to learn is to speak it as much as possible, even if you are not correct the first time. Because we are here to teach English we will not be speaking Spanish in the school, so it is our job to speak it and practice it elsewhere!
I am excited and nervous for the days to come, but I know there are many great experiences waiting for me!