Learning Languages

 

Family | Ski | Jazz | Friends

 

FRENCH

Highschool knowledge got reinforced by an exchange with Paris and living with the D'Assonville family in 1962 at age 17

 

DUTCH

Living and working in Holland for 6 years 1969-1974 and enjoying Dutch wonders such as the Keukenhof tulip fields, here in 1970

 

SPANISH

Working at the CIAF Centro Interamericano de Fotointerpretacion in Bogota [Colombia]  and interacting with staff and families in multiple visits for my Dutch employer

1972 - 1983

ENGLISH

English was the lingua franca at my employment in The Netherlands, yet real immersion followed with the employment at NASA-JPL [Jet Propulsion Laboratory] in Pasadena and an intensive social scene typical of California, here at a social visit with friends in 1975