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After spending 11 months in Ecuador volunteering as an English teacher, Jon Brandt is back in the US biding his time before his next trip. Destination: Buenos Aires.

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Lost Language Department – Up The Stairs

It’s been sort of a rough week for my head. It seems as though I’m not only losing my English but simultaneously sucking at Spanish. I guess the English started slipping over time and with such immersion, it’s only a matter of time before the grammar starts to go. According to my dad, my blogs are getting sloppier and sloppier. I now speak no language well. Last week when I spent the afternoon at an estancia with my job, assisting Canadian tourists, I could see how my English was exaggerated and forced. It seemed like I was subconsciously speaking with a slight Spanish accent. But why?

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  • #1Eve White

    Have fun in Argentina. I heard it was awesome, I would love to go.

  • #2vicki karno

    We are planning trip to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Santiago in Feb.
    Would love to receive your suggestions. When are you going?

  • #3Jon Brandt

    Hi Vicki,

    I’ve been in Buenos Aires since August. Feel free to comment on my blog for any questions you have.

    Jon

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