Elizabeth Gardiner is studying German and Spanish Linguistic Studies at Southampton University, and is currently on her year abroad in Cartagena, Spain, working as an English Language Assistant in a secondary school. She is blogging about her experiences, and says, "I was approached by a lot of people who wanted a native English person to give private lessons, so I thought I would take the opportunity to try something new and earn a bit of money. I've noticed that the experience can be very different depending on various factors, and I wish I had thought about it a bit more before I started! To make sure other people are a bit more clued up than I was, here is my advice on things to think about before you start!"
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds, but for her year abroad she taught English at the University of Valencia - here are the things she really misses from her time in Spain - and a horror story about Jamón serrano!
Holly Walton is studying French and Spanish at the University of Exeter, and is on her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in a small town in the Spanish Pyrenees called Barbastro. She says, "I wrote this piece about the benefits of a long-distance relationship, because it's something that I've been talking to my friends about a lot recently, and I wish I had known it a year ago!"
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. In this piece, she talks us through the biggest (and most unexpected) differences she noticed between Spain and the UK.
In celebration of European Day of Languages 2015 (26th September), our Editor, Florence, looks back on a lifetime of language learning and picks her favourite language-related things, from facts to films! As of October, Florence will be moving onto pastures new. To keep up with her adventures moving forward, you can check out her blog, Not Especially.
Emer O’Toole is studying French and Spanish at Queen’s University, Belfast, and is spending her year abroad working as a British Council language assistant in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Here is her insider guide to living with locals - the good and...the not-so-good.
Heidi Marchant is studying English Language and Literature at King's College London, and has been an au pair in her summer holidays three times. Here is her advice about how to find an au pair job in Spain, an insight into her experiences there, and her five top tips...
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. Here's why she thinks you should head to Valencia for your year abroad!
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. In this video, she talks us through some of the typical Spanish dishes she's enjoying while she's away.
Lucy studies Spanish and History at the University of Southampton. While on her year abroad in Madrid she worked for 6 months as a marketing intern in an art museum and then for the remaining 3 months as an intern bookseller in Casa del Libro. She also spent time creating a year abroad blog, travelling throughout Spain, practicing photography and learning to play the clarinet. This is her guide to Madrid's barrios, to help anyone struggling to choose where to live!