Scholar (ˈskä-lər): A person who has done advanced study in a special field.
Middle English scoler, from Old English scolere & Anglo-French escoler, from Medieval Latin scholaris, from Late Latin, of a school, from Latin schola.
(Source: Miriam-Webster Dictionary Online)
Escolar (ɛs.ko.ˈlaɾ): Perteneciente o relativo al estudiante o a la escuela.
Proviene del latín que se origina de scholaris. Es un vocablo formado por schola, con el significado de escuela.
(Source: Real Academia Española)
I decided to name this blog Scholar Escolar for two reasons:
- It reflects the idea behind the blog to be a place where foreign graduate students in Spain find the community and resources that they need to survive and thrive…or at least make to graduation alive (scholars en España).
- It ties in well with my personal and academic research interests. I enjoy learning about the role language plays at school, with my current focus of study being innovative language teaching and learning methodologies. Since I’m based in Spain, I conduct and disseminate research in both English (Scholar) and Spanish (Escolar).
Also, I really like the way the semi-alliteration sounds (full alliteration if you say it with a Spanish accent).
As further proof of my interest in language (in case there were any doubts), I have a small schwa tattoo.