Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A colleague wrote to me recently that he started his own blog, inspired by my post Why Don’t You Speak Spanish? I’m grateful to know that John and others share a common experience as Mexican-Americans who do not speak Spanish fluently, and that he’s doing what he can to learn the language.
John’s blog is MySpanishClub and is for people who want to join him in practicing Spanish. The first challenge is to practice singing the traditional Mexican birthday song, Las Mañanitas. On your birthday, it is common to be woken up with this song, sung by your mother. It is a tradition I still look forward to each year by my mother, although she varies it year after year, alternating between the typical English Happy Birthday or Las Mañanitas.
I hope you’ll join me in participating in John’s club.