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BEING A LANGUAGE ASSISTANT IN SPAIN

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Transcript of BEING A LANGUAGE ASSISTANT IN SPAIN

BEING A LANGUAGE ASSISTANT IN SPAIN!
ABOUT ME
WHY A LANGUAGE ASSISTANT?
Part of my Year Abroad at University

A choice between studying, a work placement or being a language assistant in my choice of Hispanic country.

British Council Language Assistant Scheme

Helps with teaching experience in becoming a Primary Teacher (PGCE)

Extra Income

Immersion into the culture
WHAT DOES LANGUAGE ASSISTING ENTAIL?
Assisting classes of all ages and abilities in
learning English (your native language)

Preparing resources in your native language

Introducing your country's culture to the classroom

Being creative

Having great fun!!!!



I'm originally from Essex
I study Spanish and International Development Studies at the University of Chester
I currently live in Almansa, Spain, working as an Auxiliary of Conversation/ Language Assistant in C.E.I.P Principe de Asturias
GUY FAWKES NIGHT
DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATION SYSTEMS: ENGLAND/UK
Comparison between England and C.E.I.P Principe de Asturias
Bilingualism
Flexibility of Learning
England: Learning more religions/ less languages
Different timetables
WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?
DEFINITELY!
ERASMUS PROJECT
Funding
Valuable experience
Increases job opportunities
EMBRACING A NEW CULTURE
No longer just a tourist

National Culture
Society's cultural values
Educational Culture
Food Culture
Entertainment

An experience to learn and embrace a new culture
CONFIDENCE
Be confident in ways you never knew you could be

Make friends for life
Become more confident in front of large groups
Be more confident in your language abilities
HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
THANK YOU! ANY QUESTIONS?
For More information please see:
British Council:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants-fla.htm

Erasmus:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm

University of Chester
http://www.chester.ac.uk/international/european-office
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