Where to start. Well. First off, my classes are going well, my students are a delight and I really do feel like I’ve noticed improvement in their English. Maybe it’s just because they’re now not as timid to speak (well, most of them) or because I actually have taught them something. But either way, it’s wonderful. It’s an amazing thing when you can teach students something one day, and then a week later ask them a question and they answer using what you taught them–and without questioning it! I love it. I love knowing that what I’m doing actually has an effect on someone. That I’m helping them in some ways. Continue reading
I’m not really sure how I should even start this to be honest. So I’m just letting my mind ramble. I hope you don’t mind.
Two years ago I came to Spain–to Oviedo, Asturias–to study Spain at the University of Oviedo. Many years before that I lived in Barcelona, Spain with my family. And now once again I am back in Spain. Once again in the north, and at the moment (quite brief because I move in 3 hours) in Oviedo. This time I’ve come back to teach English, and am one of 4000 some young people to do so through a grant given by the Spanish government (not just to Americans, but with around twelve different countries, I believe). Of course, as far as I know, I’m the only foreign teacher going to my little town in on the coast of Asturias, nearly on the border of Galicia. Continue reading