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Learning Spanish

There are a variety of ways you can study Spanish and I’ve tried a number of them. Online with Duolingo and others, Spanish classes of course (haven’t tried that since high school) and books. 180 more words


Brainstorming: Part Two

Peace Corps Ecuador Volunteer Kate Barba produced this PowerPoint presentation and workshop for the University of Machala’s ESL teacher candidates. Prewriting is covered in more depth than in the previously posted “Brainstorming” PowerPoint as these prospective teachers have higher English fluency. 23 more words


What is art, anyway?

Yesterday I traveled to Quito all by myself to see some kind of art thing happening downtown. Way back when I was in Baños, I met a girl named Gabriela who lives in Quito, owns an art gallery and is quite a talented artist herself. 471 more words

Festival of the Three Kings - 2015

The festival of the Three Kings is one of San Clemente’s largest festivals of the year.  We have been able to witness four of these festivals and have written about those in earlier posts.  839 more words

Ecuador Living

I'm in a food comma....

Happy Monday everybody!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’m sorry to hear the East Coast is having a major winter storm, make sure you stay at home and have enough food and water to survive it. 627 more words

My Diary

"Ecuador puts at risk exports from Colombia in 2015"

The year began with a story that should set off the alarms in our region: On January 5th, Ecuador’s government set a customs duty of 7% of the value of all products originating in Peru, and 21% for products of Colombia. 695 more words


Prewriting Brainstorming

Teaching the writing of academic English to Ecuadorian college students who wished to study abroad taught me that prewriting is critical to all successful writing. My favorite prewriting technique is brainstorming and creating cluster or bubble maps. 16 more words