I have spent the last few days immersed in a Chilean town where the nearest thing to English is CNN or the WB (with subtitles).
Sitting a table attempting to follow four simultaneous conversations in very fast Spanish has felt like a taste of what it must be like for ELL students. The routine of regular meals at least gives me a place to feel successful and like I know the rules.
Imagine taking an oral test and being shown up by a sixteen year old. Yes, they are years ahead of us.
And for the record, I created this blog in Chile, following the directions to set it up in Spanish.