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Why is Spain so “bad” at English?

I am immune to Spain’s economic crisis. I will likely never be part of the 26.8% national unemployment nor the 57% youth unemployment. Every time that I have looked for work, I have been contacted and offered a job by … Continue reading

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Palabra del Día- 27 Jan 13

Monday, January 21, 2013 Word: varicela (n) Definition: chicken pox How Learned: teaching a unit on health and illness to my high schoolers Sentence: Yo tenía la varicela cuando era niña, pero ahora hay una vacuna.   Tuesday, January 22, … Continue reading

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Palabra del Día- 23 Dec 12

I’m home for the holidays now, but not being in Spain doesn’t mean I stop learning Spanish! Monday, December 17, 2012 Word: trineo (n) Definition: sleigh Where Found: discussing Santa’s transportation with students Sentence: Papá Noel tiene un trineo con … Continue reading

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Palabra del Día- 16 Dec 12

I full heartedly believe in the cliche that a day without learning is a day lost, which could partly explain how I ended up in Spain. By far one of the best aspects of living here, for me, is that … Continue reading

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How to get your Spanish students to pronounce the letter H

I was doing a lesson with my fourth graders on transportation vocabulary. Bus, train, car, boat. I go to school by car. I go to the park by bus. You get the picture. One of the vocabulary words was helicopter. … Continue reading

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