UK Student Hones Spanish Speaking Skills

By Associated Press | 

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) -- Stephanie Mattingly knew she needed to work on her Spanish, and she decided the best way to do that was to visit a Spanish-speaking country and immerse herself in the language.

So, she chose to spend five weeks recently studying Spanish at the Universidad de Catholica in Valparaiso, Chile.

Mattingly, a University of Kentucky junior from Barren County, is majoring in agriculture economics with a minor in Spanish.

Her mother, Sharon, teaches Spanish at Barren County High School.

However, Mattingly felt she needed to go beyond the classroom to learn it.

Her mother said the trip paid off, in that she can tell a major difference in how her daughter speaks Spanish

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