Another Great Year of Language, Learning, and Culture
The last time I sat down to write an end-of-year post for Esperanza Education, the team had only been blogging for six months. Now it has been a year and a half and I couldn’t be more impressed with the passion of our team and the quality of the writing. I want to thank my colleagues for their wonderful contributions. And, most importantly, I want to thank our readers who keep our blog, and our inspiration, going!
Changes at Esperanza Education
2014 has been a year of change for our team. This year we said goodbye to our Mandarin teacher and editor extraordinaire, Roma Ilnyckyj. We were sad to see her go, but excited for her new adventures as a full-time editor. We also welcomed two new members to the team, Kathryn and Martín. Kathryn has been blogging about her teaching experiences at a local high school, and Martín has been musing about education philosophy.
Another change in 2014 is that for the first time in almost two years, all of our teachers are living in Canada! Heather has been to Oaxaca and back, and her bilingual daughter has started kindergarten. Mary has returned from Turkey, and shared her adventures with us along the way. Yane continues to dazzle us with her colourful posts about life and culture in Brazil – her 2013 post introducing Brazil was our most-viewed post in 2014. And I am back from Peru. My posts on Spanish fluency, mistakes, and comics in the classroom have been popular this year too.
Thank you again to all of our readers! Please let us know what you would like to see more of in 2015.
It has been an exciting year for us, and we are looking forward to much more in 2015. We hope that each of our readers gets some time to relax over the holidays – and maybe reflect on language learning goals for next year! We will be back with more blog posts from January 7th, 2015.
From all of us at Esperanza Education, we wish you very Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fêtes! Boas Festas! Mutlu Bayramlar! أعيادا سعيدة!