I live in the northern United States, where it is very cold and snowy during the winter, but hot during the summer. I have always loved foreign languages. Many years ago, I studied Spanish extensively during college, including two semesters of study in Madrid, Spain. I also worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico for one year. I have studied beginning Italian, because my mother's family has Italian ancestry. I also studied beginning Russian many years ago and I would like to learn more. I also enjoy helping other people learn English. Right now, I want to learn to speak Portuguese.