Dominique Cordero, La Mariposa (Video)

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Learning Spanish can be fun and our guest Dominque Cordero La Mariposa proves it through her story of immersing herself in not just the beautiful language but the culture as well You can start learning Spanish today with Dominque as your teacher at lamariposaspanishlessons com Here s Dominique s story in her own words There I was twenty-three years old working a soul-crushing Corporate-America job and asking myself Is this it I felt lost uninspired and more than ready for a radical change So that s exactly what I made In three months I sold my car Broke my lease Packed my life into two suitcases and boarded a plane to Barcelona Spain With that one-way ticket I was off to live with a host family work as an Au Pair and pursue a long-time dream of living in a Spanish-speaking country Now I had taken a few Spanish lessons So I thought I d be able to put together a few sentences Oh how quickly I found that wasn t the case I couldn t even carry on a simple conversation at the market My high school Spanish classes completely failed me But sometimes frustration is the perfect motivator verdad So I dove in and devoted myself to learning the Spanish language for real this time I stayed focused and in just twelve months I went from a beginner A1 Spanish level to a high intermediate B2 level But honestly something much bigger more expansive happened that year Yes I learned Spanish But in doing so I forever changed my identity I ve since sought to immerse myself in various Spanish-speaking cultures Each gives me a new way to see think and believe My love of Spanish continues to gift me with cherished moments and treasured relationships And that s why a decade later I have devoted my time to helping adults like you unlock the habits and methods you need to confidently carry on a conversation in Spanish too After Dominque s interview The Language of Love song is played from an earlier HSSH episode of the same title This episode is made possible to you in part by www youravon com repstore stewardcarter and www sjcexpress80 com Shop the TeePublic store for HSSH at https www teepublic com stores he-said-she-heard ref id 13938 utm campaign 13938 utm medium affiliate utm source He 2BSaid 2BShe 2BHeard Click here to visit this podcast episode