Tomorrow I catch a flight back to Maine. These four weeks went by in a flash. It feels so natural to be in Madrid, as if I never left in 2010. But the upcoming school year (and my husband) calls and there's a lot of work to be done. This site will be an on going project in my teaching life and I am excited to share my experience and material with everyone. Thanks again to Saint Lawrence for this opportunity! Mañana me marcho. Estas cuatro semanas se me han ido volando.
Summer rebajas are coming to an end. Have you taken advantage of the sales?! Twice a year in Spain, stores have major discounts, similar to our Black Friday in the United States. The first happens after Christmas, the second during the summer months of July and August. Hitting up the stores during the first days ensures a wide variety of items, but other choose to wait for the second wave of discounts, sometimes up to 70% off! If your students are studying clothing, send t
Using real websites in activities is a great way to incorporate authentic materials and assess the interpretive standard. Studying the house? Or living in the city? There is a great website in Spain called idealista.com where students can search for apartments. Give them specifications like - must have elevator or air conditioning - plus a price and set them loose. I have my students print a copy of the listing they choose and answer a few questions in English about it.