Gustavo Jaramillo graduated from university in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, 9 years ago, having studied Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas Inglés-Español and now works as an English teacher in a public school there. He says, "Unlike most countries which take university students as Language Assistants abroad, in Colombia one of the requirements to apply to be a Language Assistant is to be working already as an English teacher in a public school or university, so all of the Assistants coming from Colombia (6 people as far as I know) are teachers who have already graduated." Gustavo is working in London as a Language Assistant at JFS School, and here is an A-Z of his time here so far, written in Spanish...
Jennifer Leong is a Linguistics student at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She took a gap year to teach English in Spain only one year ago with experience of only one Spanish class, and now she can have complete conversations in Spanish. Here's how teaching one language helped her learn another.
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.
Did you know that there are roughly 6500 languages spoken in the world today? How on earth are you meant to decide which one(s) you'd like to learn? From German to Greek, Portuguese to Punjabi, the choice is overwhelming. In honour of the European Day of Languages 2015 (26/09), we've put together this guide to help you select the language(s) that best suit your needs. Good luck!
Amber is doing Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent, and is spending her year abroad in Montilla, near Córdoba in Spain, working as a British Council Language Assistant. Here she invites us to join her weekend in Córdoba and Montilla, giving us an insight into her life there!
Following Scott Walker’s viral observations about the UK, Ailsa Cookson and Lidia Fanzo thought they’d try to come up with their own list, based on their experiences of living in Santiago, Chile. And here it is!
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.
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!