Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
It's really fun to look at my Google Analytics and see how everyone finds my blog. It turns out that an old post, "The Drinks of Argentina" has been the #1 visited page on my blog. Check it out!
In the days to come, I'm going to create a list of all the most popular pages so that you can more easily read the best posts.
Posted by Patrick Jones at 7:38 PM
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So I'm going to graduate from college in May. Pretty exciting stuff. However, as I get closer to graduation, something has started to bother me.
I've been working on my resume a lot lately, and in my resume class, under the "languages" section, everyone feels that they can put "Spanish" if they've taken one year of Spanish in college.
I'm sorry but no!
Whenever I'm talking to someone about languages, or I overhear someone in class say they have "Spanish" on their resume, I immediately start talking to them in Spanish. Just plain conversational stuff, nothing difficult. The answer, in English, is always the same, "Oh, I haven't taken Spanish in a couple years, I'm really rusty."
If you get flustered when someone comes up and makes simple conversation with you in Spanish, how in the world can you put that you speak Spanish on your resume. You speak English! Knowing "Hola" "Como estas?" and "Muy bien" does not make you fluent.
Posted by Patrick Jones at 6:39 PM