How to Find the Right Paella OK. Paella. Marc told me I could call ahead and reserve a paella, so the next day, at 11:30am, I call the restaurant we've chosen from this simple list with just four suggestions for places in Valencia where you can get a legitimate paella. Apparently it's easy to walk … Continue reading Operation: Paella (Part 2)
By 1pm we realize we are not ready for Paella.
The morning after traveling from the U.S. to Spain and getting to bed after midnight, I woke Bilingual Baby up for her first day of school.
Today we board a plane for Valencia, where we'll stay for six weeks. Traveling Alone to Spain When I was sixteen I stood with my mom in Guanajuato, Mexico, on the rooftop of the Instituto Falcon where we were taking Spanish classes. Earlier that day I'd met a girl in class my age from the … Continue reading Summer in Spain
I've never worried about her getting confused by her exposure to both English and Spanish (and the French she learns at school). But this is one case where it makes sense to start with Spanish, and just leave the English alone for now.
How the parent in charge of the "majority" (English) language can make a real difference in the target (Spanish) language.
We have arrived. If I let her, she would only speak to me in English. It would be so easy right now for us to slide into a pattern where I speak to her in Spanish and she speaks to me in English. That would be a move toward passive bilingualism, where she understands the … Continue reading Dímelo en Español. No Seriously, en Español