Interim Review

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When we set out on this mad adventure, we had a jumble of objectives. To learn Spanish, to have an adventure we’d never forget, to get some sun on our blue-white skin, to change directions and find a different and simpler way of living, to spend quality time with the children whilst they are young, for Al to get some solid teaching experience.

Well, we’re over 6 months in now (and well on the way to 7 months) – so it’s high-time for an Interim Review against what we set out to achieve. [Read more…]

La Casa De Mi Profesor (de Ben) / A Visit to a Teacher’s House (by Matthew)

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A few weeks ago, we were invited to dinner by the deputy head teacher at the school.  Hediberto Pichardo is a very fine man – kind, generous, well-educated, hard working (he has three jobs and works 7 days a week).  Here are Matt’s and (firstly) Ben’s accounts of our evening. [Read more…]

The Show Must Go On!

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February seems to have been a month of much celebration in our school calendar and last Wednesday, 22nd February (Thinking Day for all you former Scouts and Brownies) was “El Dia de la Lengua Materna” a day devoted to the celebration of the Spanish language.

Some of the children and teachers had worked hard to put together a thirty minute show celebrating language in all its forms – songs, poetry and stories, and the whole school was invited to go and watch. [Read more…]