Lucy studied Law at Heidelberg University, Germany, for a year, and is now a Peer Adviser in the Study Abroad Office at King's College London. As a German-speaker, here she describes the 7 stages of your love affair with your new language...
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.
Daniel England is doing Spanish Studies at Lancaster University, and is currently on his year abroad studying at Deusto University in Bilbao on a 12-month placement. Inspired by our article on using your blog to reflect on your year abroad, Dan has written this article about his time in Bilbao so far.
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.