About Orlando and this blog

La Moneda in Santiago, Chile

Hard to believe, but I started this blog back in 2007.  It’s been a place to write some of my thoughts about learning a foreign language.  This comes both from my experience as a professor who teaches Spanish and Portuguese, and from my experience as a learner of foreign languages, which seems to have become a hobby of sorts.

As to my own background,  I was born in Canada, raised in Utah, schooled in California, and finally got it right in 1989 by moving to Austin, Texas where I am a member of the faculty at the University of Texas.

To those who read the blog, thanks for your comments.  It is always appreciated.

The picture:  A recent visit to La Moneda in Santiago, Chile.


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