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February 2018 - Patrick Heath

An incredibly dedicated student with a deep interest in literature and culture, Patrick has truly made the most of Tierra’s literary and cultural immersion course offerings. His thoughtful reflections and contributions in class demonstrate a gift for analysis and nuanced understanding of the messages embedded in the novels, short stories, and films studied. His enthusiasm for literature, travel, and even grammar is infectious, as are his jovial sense of humor and naturally strong rapport with classmates. Usually arriving for class on his bicycle despite a notably busy professional life and whatever the weather, his commitment to his Spanish studies is impressive. We are so grateful to have Patrick as part of our community at Tierra and look forward to continuing to enjoy his company!

Name: Patrick Heath
Occupation: Budget analyst
Time Studying at Tierra: 2 years

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"I am studying Spanish because I like to travel and because I like to explore the works of other cultures."

2) What is your favorite part about your experience here at Tierra?

"I really enjoy the culture and literature classes at Tierra. They have helped me build my skills in reading and writing Spanish."

3) Can you tell us of a time you have been able to use what you have learned studying here?

"One great way I have used Spanish is while travelling - my wife and I went to Mexico on our honeymoon, and we had a great time meeting people and talking to them."

¡Felicidades Patrick!