Davitzín José Rochelero - traductor, profe, cuentista, músico <font style="font-size: 72px;" color="#000000" face="Monotype Corsiva, Apple Chancery, cursive">Davitzín José Rochelero</font>

Arturo y sus amigos







"Arturo y sus amigos" is a story written for beginning learners of the Spanish language. It will soon be published.

A
rturo es un chico feliz. Tiene veintiún años. Él es graduado de la secundaria de Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. No es alto, ni es bajo. Es de mediana estatura. Arturo es un chico feliz y normal, pero es diferente. Es diferente porque habla un poco de español. Hay pocas personas que hablan español en el norte de Minnesota. Arturo no habla mucho español. Habla palabras y frases básicas. Le gusta hablar español porque es divertido.




Una noche, durante la fiesta de Miguel Cascabel, y acompañado por su amiga, Juanita la cubanita, Arturo conoce a otra chica que está destinada a ser una parte muy importante de su vida...
















Tula la chula, esperando al amigo estadounidense que ella quiere convertir en su novio...

"¿Dónde estará mi príncipe azul?" se pregunta a menudo la chula...



































"Ay, papá. No soy un niño..."


During my years of teaching Spanish classes, I discovered that telling stories is  good way of helping students to learn Spanish, or any new language. It makes sense. That is how we learn English - seated on Mom and Dad's lap, listening to them telling us tales, whether they be make-believe things or from the real world. So, that is what I decided to do in my classes. I let my imagination take me away, I created characters and short stories, and from these I created exercises that would help the students to practice the new verbs and other words from the short stories. Along with them, part of each class was dedicated to the "Pobre Ana" series of stories. During the week the students would listen to the CDs (it is extremely important to LISTEN to the language in order to learn it well) and read the stories. Then, in class we would read part of the story together and I would ask them some questions to help them some more. From this process grew the story of "Arturo y sus amigos", which really is just an introduction to the young Spanish student's world. Soon I will be able get to do some more work on it, polish it and publish it. Then write more. 


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"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible" 

"La única manera de descubrir los límites de lo posible es aventurarse más allá de ellos hacia lo imposible." 
 
 - Arthur Blake, British science fiction author, inventor and futurist.


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