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January 2024 - Alexis Buschert

Full of vitality and positive vibes, Alexis came to Tierra already an advanced speaker, having significant experience learning and even teaching Spanish. But she wanted to keep up her skills and had a huge thirst for expanding her cultural knowledge. Her authentic interest in Latin American and particularly Mexican history, culture, and literature has led her to take numerous literary immersion courses in which she’s deeply engaged with the reading material, always enthusiastic as she explores the implications of both the language and story. Naturally friendly and inclusive, Alexis forms strong, lasting connections with her classmates and contributes to building a sense of community in any class she joins. We are honored to have Alexis as part of our vibrant student community at Tierra and look forward to continuing to see her challenge herself on the never ending learning journey.


Name: Alexis Buschert
Occupation: Instructional Coach for language teachers
Time Studying at Tierra: 3 years

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"I studied Spanish at university, studied abroad for my degree, and taught Spanish for 10 years but after I left the classroom, I no longer speak Spanish all day long and I don't want to lose it! Taking classes at Tierra has helped me refresh my Spanish and grow as a language learner".

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

"My favorite parts are meeting with the same group of people every week, having the opportunity to speak Spanish, and making friends along the way".

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

"In one of our classes this year, someone brought in an article about mezcal production in Mexico. The next class, Norberto brought a mini-documentary about the same topic and the discussion grew. Then in October, I went to Oaxaca and took a tour of palenques, met the families, and bought mezcal directly from the people that make it. I would have never learned so much about nor had such an authentic experience if it hadn't been for our discussion in class".

¡Felicidades Alexis!