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May 2016 - Peggy Reuler

With an easygoing and flexible attitude that is a real boon for learning a foreign language, Peggy helps create an especially convivial atmosphere in the twice-weekly group she’s continued in for a full year. Always early to class with a smile on her face and her detailed homework in hand, her preparedness has helped her make impressive progress. A retired educator who’s motivated in part by wanderlust and love of travel, a genuine interest in absorbing the cultural aspects of language is everpresent in her approach to learning. We’re grateful to count Peggy as part of our community at Tierra and look forward to finding out where this adventurous spirit will explore next as she continues to polish her Spanish skills!

Name: Peggy Reuler
Occupation: Retired Speech/Language Therapist and English Language Learners Teacher
Time Studying at Tierra: One year

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"I was inspired to learn Spanish by my students who were native Spanish-speakers and by their parents.  I also enjoy traveling to Mexico, and I want to go to other Spanish-speaking countries."

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

"I live within walking distance of PCC, but I attend Tierra because of the small classes and the sense of camaraderie with my teacher and the other students.  I also appreciate the way Tierra hosts events that build community."

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

"I have a friend in Mexico who doesn't speak English.  We now write to each other in Spanish, and my goal is to be conversational the next time I visit her."

¡Felicidades Peggy!