Spanish Friday: Me Gradué de FSI

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Yo tomé mi examen español ayer. Yo recibí una nota de 3 en hablante y 3 en lectura en la escala de ILR. En otras palabras, yo tengo una competencia profesional general.¡Estoy muy contenta! Esto va a ayudarme a encontrar un trabajo al puesto.Cuándo yo tuveContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Me Gradué de FSI”

Does Rosetta Stone Really Work?

I had my six-week progress evaluation last week to see how my Spanish is coming along. I am estimated to be a 2/2+, or a 2 in speaking (limited working proficiency) and a (weak) 2+ in reading (between limited working proficiency and professional working proficiency) according to the ILR scale.Although anything with the word “limited”Continue reading “Does Rosetta Stone Really Work?”

Truth and Lies in Spanish

It is hard to believe I am already at the halfway point of my Spanish education at FSI. Next week I have my evaluation, which is basically like a mock test session. Oh yeah — I don’t think I have mentioned that I am able to take the exam and receive an ILR score. And my examContinue reading “Truth and Lies in Spanish”

Guest Post: Kail Passes His Spanish Test

Kail passed his Spanish test this week! He now speaks Spanish with professional working proficiency.I’ve written about my experiences trying to learn Spanish — with Rosetta Stone and now at the Foreign Service Institute — but I thought it might be better for you to hear from someone who has actually been successful at learningContinue reading “Guest Post: Kail Passes His Spanish Test”