BEHIND THE THUNDER
I keep looking for one more teacher
Only to find that fish learn from water
And birds learn from the sky.
If you want to learn from the sea
It helps to be at the sea.
If you want to learn about compassion,
It helps to be in love.
If you want to learn abour healing,
It helps to know of suffering.
The strong live in the storm
without worshipping the storm.
I saw this beautiful and true poem and it made me think about my job. As a bird learns from the sky and a fish learns from the water, a language cannot be learned if we don’t like the contents we are using. In the era of communications, we have the possibility of learning from anything we like. Gates are open to us for our enjoyment if we want to and if we know where to look for.
Changing the contents of our Spanish lessons is the key for success in our learning process. If we work in business administration, this is the Spanish we have to learn; if we work in sales, this is the Spanish we have to learn; and so on so forth.
Besides, if we like literature, there wouldn’t be a better way of learning our Spanish than reading; if we like sports, do so; if we like cooking, do so too; travelling, car races, painting, music… You name it! Everything can be done in Spanish. A language is not a content, is just a tool to talk about them. Easy and simple as that.
Everyone has his/her niche of interest and all of them can be applied in language learning as language is the main vehicle of communication and is good to be in the pond we like […]