Paz (peace) is my Spanish word of the day. In looking around the Internet for various definitions of peace, I came across an interesting site called Howcast which provides free how-to video guides. It has 87 Beginner Spanish grammar and vocabulary videos. One of the vocabulary videos demonstrates how to pronounce and use the word paz.
One of the reasons that I have been thinking about the word paz lately has to do with the fact that I have joined a free WordPress class called Blogging 101. Our first assignment is to publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post to introduce ourselves to the world.
My name is Susan. I am certified as an English as a Second Language teacher and I also consider myself a perpetual student of Spanish. Although I studied Spanish at the university, since graduation I have not had the opportunity to use this beautiful language often. I do what I can to maintain and improve my language skills. I have a continuous curiosity about Spanish.
I created this blog for two reasons.
The first reason is that I want to journal about how I work on my Spanish skills in my daily life. I will write about books I have read, television shows and films I have viewed, Internet sites, personal thoughts, and conversations with others.
The second reason has to do with my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. I create Spanish and English as a Second Language teaching materials and sell them at Teachers Pay Teachers. I will publish free samples of my work here. I would like to use this blog as a way to connect with my followers at Teachers Pay Teachers as well as with any student or teacher who may happen to run across it as they search the Internet for teaching and learning materials.
I am fascinated by other cultures and languages. I hope that providing information about the Spanish language and culture will in some small way help to bring bit of understanding and paz to our planet.