Jose did not show up for the second half of the midterm today so while the kids were working I called his mom. When she answered "hola" I said "se habla ingles?" and she said "un poquito." I then used my high school Spanish to tell her Jose was not in class and was missing the exam. I don't know if the call will make a difference with him, but I knew it shook up the rest of the class when I heard "Now I am afraid." "This is nothing", I said. "Wait until you hear my Chinese and Korean."