Work with teenagers in their mother tongue is an exciting experience. It is not just about transmitting the required knowledge, but about managing to develop both oral and written skills. Students have to improve their expressive skills in Spanish to be able to develop their intellectual capacity. There is no need to impose a language, it is about expanding the linguistic resources of each student. Teaching should cover the diversity of structures, linguistic plans, and communicative situations.
In my experience, the greatest difficulties are the great diversity existing among the students and the majority lack of motivation. Many times what appears is an inconsistency between what the teacher shows and the students learn. This leads to a vicious circle where the students lose all interest because they feel they learn nothing. Given this situation, the challenge is to obtain the mechanisms so that each course acquires the required contents.
Hi, it’s Sam again! Today I’m going to tell you about my Erasmus experience that I had two years ago.
During my university studies, I had the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus program. Studying english philology at the time, I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country since it was the language I wanted to work on the most despite what I was studying. And one of the universities that offered such courses in Spain and that was a partner of my university was the UIB, la Universitat de las Illes Baleares. So, after sorting the different paperwork, I was off to Palma de Mallorca to live abroad for the first time.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate better?
You have heard about NLP but still, don’t know what it is?
We’ve got some answers for you!
What is effective communication?
Effective communication is the kind of communication between two or more persons where the message is properly encoded and it has been sent through an appropriate channel, that will allow others to correctly understand the message.
Simply enough we say the communication has been effective when all the parties communicating understand and interpret the message in the same way.
So it all turns around the effectiveness of delivering, receiving and, understanding.
Are you interested in living overseas and enhancing your international experience? Why not study abroad at a partner university or gain some international experience as an intern at an overseas company? or maybe follow a language course or volunteer?
There are many things you can learn from living abroad.
Grow as a person!
Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!
1- German and English have many things in common.
The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’.
If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.
2- German is very useful if you are traveling in Europe.
As mentioned earlier, many West-European languages have German roots, which means that the German language is very popular in Europe.
Are you tired of seeing how everyone in your group of friends or in your family carries a debt of at least £30,000? University fees in the United Kingdom start at over £9000 a year, no matter what degree you are studying.
Students in the United Kingdom usually study undergraduate degrees which are 3 years long and usually take a year out before starting a Master’s degree. However helpful, the year out is not compulsory for every type of degree.
Say you want to study a 3-year-long undergraduate degree plus a 2-year-long Master’s degree. It’s a simple sum, you will end up with £45,000 to pay your student finance provider throughout your life.
Here’s our proposal:
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- 13 Nov 2018
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Learning a new language is undoubtedly one of the best decisions one can make: it improves the way you think, enriches your knowledge and opens so many doors, both personally and professionally. However, many may argue that despite being very useful, it is also a difficult target to reach.
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- 16 Aug 2018
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The month of July was sprinkled with dozens of ‘first-times’ for me.
After being offered a grant from university, I found myself planning the trip to Munich, Germany. This was about to be the first time travelling entirely on my own to a country I have never been to before, speaking a language that I was not completely fluent in. Needless to say, I was more than nervous.
Hi Language Lovers, Hola People is about to start a new type of Social Language Learning, over a glass of Sangria in one of the coolest restaurants of Liverpool, Chicha Restaurant (55 Bold Street, L1 4EU), specialised in Peruvian cuisine.
The main objective of our events is to offer a great experience to everyone who wants to practice and improve languages.
How does this new programme work?
The activity will be held weekly and will consist of:
- 50 min – Language lesson
- 20 min – Break where you will be invited to have a sangria (or another drink of your choice) and snacks
- 50 min – Language lesson
Total duration per session: 2 hours
The lessons (delivered by native teachers) are academic but mostly focus on conversation, and will include games and fun activities.
The languages that are available at the moment are Spanish – German – Italian – French – English.
If you would like to learn another language please let us know, we may be able to organise it for you.
It will start the week of 9th and 15th October, and it will last 4 to 10 weeks, finishing the week of 11th and 17th December, just before Christmas.
If you want to know more and are maybe interested in taking part in it, you can find more detailed information and a form to register in this link: languagessangria.holapeople.co.uk
Learning a foreign language is indeed one of the greatest and most beneficial things you can do in life. When starting to study a new language you don´t simply study grammar and vocabulary but you open up to a brand new world. You get in touch with another culture by learning about the local traditions, the typical food, the traditional music, and dances. Moreover, you make your life easier while travelling and also have the opportunity to talk with local people.