Howard Gardner theorized a list of seven different intelligences that people use to solve problems, to understand people, and to think critically. Of the various intelligences, I have developed a high linguistic intelligence. The interpretation and the use of languages have always been my academic strength. In college I spent time in Ecuador and Spain learning Spanish. While immersing myself in the Spanish language and culture I was quickly able to pick up on the rules, structure, and vocabulary to improve my own skills. I was surprised with how easy it was for me to learn the language. Within a few months I was mistaken for a native speaker and was not only speaking but also thinking in Spanish. As a result of my own language skills I decided to become a Spanish teacher. My linguistic intelligence has allowed me to effectively explain spoken and written language to my students in a manner that is comprehensible. I am skilled at breaking language down in to its component parts and analyzing the grammatical structure. I am a good communicator and a public speaker, which also ties in to my linguistic intelligence. I also see myself falling in to Gardner’s interpersonal intelligence category, which is why I think I was so drawn to teaching. I have always been skilled at reading people’s emotions and offering comfort, support, and guidance to those in need. I am someone that people go to for advice largely because of the interpersonal skills I have acquired.