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Students of Spanish from different schools can communicate with each other in Spanish.
I was surfing the net, as one does, and I came across an interesting website. http://www.notesinspanish.com/ The site provides free podcasts at beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. Along with each podcast, you can also download a worksheet. I thought it wouldn’t only help for listening but, to some extent, help for the oral as well. Some of the podcasts […]
Nowadays, in a time of globalisation , it is vital that we communicate correctly , that’s why learning new languages is so important . However, learning a language should not only encompass the monotonous repetition of hour-long grammar and syntax study sessions, but be a more natural approach to the socio- and cultural application in every day life, eg. In many work places […]
Well, What to say… I won first place in the 5th year Spanish scholarship competition and spent some time in Valencia in the east of Spain, on the coast I should add. I studied in one of the “Donquijote” Enfocamp schools in Valencia. This was one of the most valuable experiences in my life. The […]
Alguien sabe dónde puedo ver cuál es la novela para el Leaving Cert de Espanol 2013?
Es el mismo de los últimos anos? La Aventura de Saíd?
Does anyone know where I might find out which is the novel for the 2013 Leaving Cert Spanish? Is it the same one that has been used in the last years, The Adventure of Saíd( La Aventura de Saíd)?
Gracias! Thank you!
¡Hola! Can anyone tell me if they know of any website with notes for the role plays in the oral, por favor? I know there are a few for the Irish sraith pictuir, so I was wondering if there are similar for el Español?
¡Muchas gracias, amigos!
If you wish to avail of lots of resources for your learning of Spanish please look up http://www.espanolapunto.com . The resources cover all Secondary School years and there is a great section for Junior and Leaving Certificate.
It?s about time that I started this conclusion of my stay in Valencia. I?ve been asked to post a few pictures, stories, or make a video about Valencia and the whole experience. It?s hard, not only because I?m not a writer, but also because I miss Valencia. Writing about it makes me want to be there so much, I miss greeting people with kisses on the cheeks, and I miss having multi-lingual conversations with the locals.
So from this I am able to say that Valencia was a success.
Everything was well planned out and sorted; I didn?t need to worry about how I?d get from point A to point B. The school has all of that sorted out. Ms Mansilla brought us all the necessary places, and she was always on time. While we were in the bus we either kept quiet observing the city (which I did a lot), or we chatted about last night?s fortunes and misfortunes, all with Spanish radio in the background, which only played Spanish music!
The activities we did as a part of the school day weren?t necessarily breathtaking. E.g. ??Polideportivo de Picassent: Piscina + deportes?? ended up being a day at an open air swimming pool, not the biggest in size as well. Yet I have to say that other activities did live up to my expectations. For example, ??Visita al Museo Fallero De Valencia??, was great! We saw all the fallas that were saved from previous years, but you?d have to know their history in order to understand what significance that had to us?.
Our teacher, Encarna had a planned slideshow for some of the places we were to visit. We watched it the day before going there which actually made me interested. She also acted as a tourist guide, which understood when we?ve had enough of history, so I was never really bored. ?
Another one of Encarna’s abilities was to teach. Of course all was explained through Spanish, but I came out of the classroom each day with understanding of the topic. I’d need longer to see clear improvement in spanish but i did learn, she was really great at her job, and I?d recommend doing a course with this school if she was your teacher.
One thing that I found necessary during this holiday was enthusiasm to learn. If you really want to learn and enjoy this experience to the full (as any other travelling experience I believe) you?d really want to be open-minded, and want to learn! It?s not like another one of those history classes which you just have to sit through, trying to keep your head off the desk, hoping tomorrow?s topic will be more interesting. Here everything you learn has something to do with your day to day life, and everything you do adds to your bucket of learning. Everything from trying to understand signs on shop windows, to monitoring local body language, it?s all a part of the language and of the city.
It was very early in the week that our class decided to go out and explore the nightlife. This doesn?t truly begin until half ten, but it lasts till the early morning hours as it?s the coolest time of the day. While sitting on ?Plaza de la Virgen? men kept coming up to us trying to sell cool beer, which does get annoying but is entertaining at the same time. One thing you have to try in Valencia is their water, or ?Agua de Valencia?. Their cocktail composed of orange juice and other stuff, but don?t overdo it. Anyways, on the first night out we ended up talking to three 18 year old Spanish boys who turned out to be really sound, we spoke mainly in Spanish which was great because it was the right time to put our lessons into action. We met them another few times and it?s been hard to say goodbye for everyone at the end of our visit.
What I?m trying to say there is that without the enthusiasm towards learning I would have probably never spoken to them and missed out so much. Not that I encourage talking to strangers but if you?re with other people and safe, don?t be too shy.
There?s a load more I?d like to say but this should be enough for an idea of what Valencia is actually about. Feel free to ask anything, and I?ll try to answer what I can?
Domingo el 31 de Julio,
Como he dicho, hablare de mi experiencia en Valencia. Es posible que mis primeras impresiones sirvan en el futuro para otros. Hasta ahora puedo decir que la ciudad no ha sido nada decepcionante. Ya dentro del avion un grupo de españoles nos dieron la bienvenida cantando y aplaudiendo, no fue algo folklorico ni preparado sino verdaderamente algo que dalio del corazon.- despues de un retraso preocupamente encuentre a la señora Mansilla que la organizacion mando a recibirme y fue muy amable y me acompaño a la casa de la familia que me alojaba. Mi familia de acegida es un matrimorio mayor adorable que me hacen sentir como en mi casa. Despues de instalarme y descansar un poco, fui a explorar el barrio… encuentre un parque muy bonito, llena de arboles diversas, es grande y agradable y se llama ´´ El Parque del Oeste´´, porque esta en la zona Oesta de la capital.
So far so good. =)
Hoy voy a Valencia,
espero que te interesarán las cosas que voy a aprender sobre el lugar, porque intentaré publicarlas akí en http://www.thelanguagevillage.com/groups/spanish-for-students/.
Espero que mi espanol mejorará para que me entienden
Hola, me llamo Eimhin Burns. Mi colegio se llama Wesley College Dublin.
Este es mi video para la beca estudiar en Valencia:
Me gustaria ir al Valencia, espero que disfrute.
Gracias por su tiempo.
Este es mi vídeo. ¡Espero que no es tarde! ¡Gracias por su tiempo y espero que tengan un lugar para mí en el curso.
Lo sentio, no creo que usted podría ver a mi otro enlace.
Mi video para la veca para este verano en Valencia : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_7XgP84a7Q
Acabo de terminar el video con la ayuda de mi hermano (el camaraman) y mi padrastro, no es perfecto pero espero que se puede entender.
Me llamo Jana y mi collegio se llama Coláiste Éinde (Galway).