Author of “¡hola! Let’s Learn Spanish POD: Visit New Places and Make New Friends”
Hi, I’m Judy Martialay. I live in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with my husband; daughters are out of the nest and grown up. I have a baby granddaughter.
I have lots of interests; I am a guitar jammer, a painter, gardener, knitter, volunteer, cook, and am studying Japanese.
I retired from teaching foreign /world languages, and devoted ten years to the promotion of foreign language study as Co-Chair of the Public Advocacy Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT). I wrote the book ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Languages because I want every child to have the opportunity to learn a world language at an early age. This is the best time to start learning a language. Children’s brains are wired for learning languages. They have a better chance for acquiring native pronunciation, and they have ample time to become truly proficient in the language.
I want children and their parents to enjoy the experience of learning languages. It is an adventure into the soul of another world. If your child continues study of a language, he or she will have a skill that will provide life-long benefits.