I successfully completed the online course “Plan de marketing como una herramienta estrategica” and I was pleased with my ability to cope with it in Spanish. I was able to interact with my Spanish classmates reasonably well in the forums, even if I could not equal their desire to write pages and pages in every post! However, logging-in each evening to see 150 unread postings, I suspect my colleagues probably appreciated my brevity. I found that I understood quite satisfactorily the videoconferences, which was my main concern. I do not have any direct feedback from the professor about the 10 page marketing plan I wrote entirely in Spanish (that must be some kind of milestone), but the exercise taught me a lot of new phrases and vocabulary, not just limited to marketing.
Working with the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance should soon lead to my co-authoring a book on Islamic Economics and Finance.