Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – My Expectations

… To be honest, I don’t really know what to expect. First and foremost, a big part of me going on this trip is to get out of my comfort zone, so my biggest expectation would be to get the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and do things I normally wouldn’t do, […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – My Expectations

… I’m not sure what to except on this trip, but I love trying new things! I love to travel, and I have been to many states. But I have never been out of the country, and it is something that I’ve always wanted to do, and this is my first opportunity to travel outside […]

Instructional Resources: Modern Languages @ FLCC – Grading Rubrics

… Modern Languages @ FLCC – Grading Rubrics Speaking Task – Grading Rubric (PDF) Folium Task – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis Task, Step 1 – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis Task, Step 2 – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis Task, Step 3 – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis Task, Step 4 – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis Task, Step 5 – Grading Rubric (PDF) Synthesis […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Biodiversity … … I was so looking forward to experiencing the biodiversity of Costa Rica. I had heard wonderful things about the environment, plants and animals there and it was true, there was always diverse beauty to be found everywhere. Of course I was looking forward to […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … We stayed with our host families in the city of Alajuela, which is a moderately sized city, not too big, but not too small either. On our first day in Costa Rica, we took a walking tour around, then explored by ourselves for […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Food and Dining … … I really love food and trying new foods, so I was excited to see what the food was like in Costa Rica. I had heard by some people that it mostly consists of chicken, beans and rice, and although that definitely did […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Epilogue … … There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you,” and that is what I kept thinking of while I was abroad in Costa Rica. Every day I did things that were exciting and fun, and every day I […]

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Annie Livingston – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was in Costa Rica, I was always surrounded by Spanish, and it was a weird feeling at first. As I looked around the city, I noticed signs, posters, advertisements, and even graffiti all written  in Spanish. I remember one of […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – Learning the Language … … When I was around my host family, I was constantly thinking of Spanish words to form into sentences. Some words came easier than others; I easily used “si”, “gracias” and “¿Como estas?” multiple times throughout the day. I was eager to expand […]

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life

Aero: Autumn Clearwater-Day – Costa Rica 2015 – City Life … … Throughout my trip I saw the diverse areas in Costa Rica. There were cities, towns, and villages that were completely different. When I was with my host family I lived in the city of Alajuela. This city had many streets that divided Alajuela […]

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