06-01-2010 12:18 PM
Hello, I'm Sleeping_ Beauty and I very much want to learn to speak and read Spanish. I hope this will help me in my job and when I travel. I know it will help me where I live. Looking foward to beginning because that is how things get done.
06-01-2010 12:54 PM
Hi I am Claudia, and having been learning spanish on and off, but is now serious to go the full way as I will need it for my work and travel.
06-01-2010 01:36 PM
Hello, I'm Nadine and I have also been trying to learn Spanish off and on for the past few years. I did take the very last Spanish course of B&N University just before it was closed down. Since then I've been sporatically trying to learn Spanish.
Many of my neighbors are Hispanic and do speak Spanish. They are very polite and speak English when I am around to include me in the conversation but I would like to be able to talk to them in their own language.
06-01-2010 01:53 PM
Hi, everyone! My name is Donna and I hope to participate in this course with you. I live in Western MA with my husband and our dog, Oscar. I love to learn and took the Italian course way back when we had B&N University. I am an avid reader and love crafts, walks, and quiet time.
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06-01-2010 04:41 PM
Hello, I am interested in learning Spanish so I can surprise my husband. He is Puerto Rican and he is always translating everything his family says for me. I also want my children to speak Spanish as it is part of their heritage and if I can speak it to them, they will kearn it too.
06-01-2010 07:34 PM
I'm Bonnie. I live in Florida. I enjoy baking, sewing and of course reading. My family and I also like to travel. I have always wanted to learn a second language. I think this would come in handy with our travels and I think it would also be a good brain exercise.
I'm looking forward to participating in the exercise.
06-02-2010 12:11 AM
My name is Melissa and I am a bookseller at store 2351, just outside of Philadelphia. I am an avid reader, and love languages. I speak Spanish, but severely need a brush up. I can't wait to start speaking with you.
06-02-2010 09:34 AM
I am LaniHC. I have been wanting to learn Spanish for years! Always, seemed too busy to really buckle down. Now that I am retired, maybe I can fit it in.
There are so many Spanish speaking people living in the area, and I would like to speak with them in Spanish. The Spanish speakers, speak English incredibly well, and I would like to return the compliment by learning and Speaking in Spanish with them.
06-02-2010 10:06 AM
Hi! I'm Cyndi and this is the first time I have ever done anything like this. I was looking at the B & N web page and noticed this opportunity. I've always wanted to learn to speak Spanish and hope I am a good student, and at the same time bring something to the class!
06-02-2010 10:26 AM
Hi! My name is Pamela, and I live in the Atlanta area. I took a trip to Guatemala over a month ago and felt so handicapped not being able to communicate. I plan to return to Guatemala at some point, and it is my plan to know a lot more Spanish before that!
06-02-2010 11:23 AM
¡Hola! My name is Denise, and I am not actually planning on taking the course, but I was hoping that once in a while I might come around and chat with you guys. I have a BA and an MA in Spanish, but it's been many years, and I have not really had many chances to use it in a long time, so I thought it might be fun. I don't want to butt in on formal lessons, but if you have some conversational stuff going on, I might chime in.
¡Buena suerte a todos!
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06-02-2010 02:44 PM
I'm Anna Louise and studying to be an elementary school teacher. I'm looking forward to learning some Spanish and live in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area.
06-02-2010 03:11 PM
Hi, I've been wanting to relearn Spanish for years now. I took two years of high school Spanish over 15 years ago, and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I've forgotten almost all of it. I live in Houston, so Spanish is a pretty critical language here. I'm looking forward to this program!
06-02-2010 07:30 PM
My name is Betty and for 30 years my Puerto Rican husband has encourgaed me to learn Spanish. I even signed up for an adult education course and then it was cancelled. Am excited to finally learn Spanish.
06-02-2010 09:42 PM - edited 06-02-2010 09:43 PM
Hi, my name is Susanne. I'm planning on learning Spanish so I travel abroad and understand what other people are saying. I live in eastern NC.
06-02-2010 09:58 PM
Hi I'm Amy.
I moved to South Texas and married someone bilingual so my spanish has expanded slightly beyond words I learned on Sesame Street but not much. I end up listening to lots of Spanish conversation and would like to at least get the general drift of what they are talking about.
I'm anxious to learn!
06-02-2010 09:59 PM
Hello, My name is Peigi. I have been wanting to learn Spanish for many years now and am excited to be taking this course with all of you. Best regards.