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Department: Foreign Languages & Literature
Country of Origin: Spain
Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: Catalan (native), Spanish, French, Latin
Areas of Research Interest: Pedagogy in Foreign Languages
How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1994. Before that, on and off since 1980
How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 2009
What Do You Like Most About SIUE? The friendly people, goal oriented students, and the beautiful campus
What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? Food. In Spain, portions are much smaller and a meal consists of 3 separate dishes as opposed to the typical 1 in America. Americans are very scheduled when it comes to eating, while in Spain eating is about the experience. Also, the bread - the bread here cannot compare to the bread in Spain. I'm still looking for good bread.
Interesting Facts: English was the hardest language to learn because of all of the different sounds you have to pronounce.